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Doctor insights on: Allergic To Artificial Flavoring

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15w pregnant. Can a baby in utero be allergic to certain foods? I ate a KitKat w/ artificial strawberry flavor& >5mins later I was puking my guts out!

15w pregnant. Can a baby in utero be allergic to certain foods? I ate a KitKat w/ artificial strawberry flavor& >5mins later I was puking my guts out!

Stomach rejection: Your stomach, not the pregnancy, rejected the Kit Kat offering to the "candy gods". Balanced nutrition is essential to good fetal health and a ongoing diet of candy, soda and chips does not qualify for the definition of "balanced nutrition." Imagine for a moment that your fetus is on your "blood cafeteria line' and what foods are available is all that can be selected for growth and development. ...Read more

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Could artificial flavoring cause cancer?

Could artificial flavoring cause cancer?

No: I don't believe it. Government regulators tend to be zealots and each chemical added to food is checked for its ability to mutate dna. A few old food colors that did this are gone. Mother nature itself is full of cancer-causing chemicals in quantities well above what we'd accept from additives. Stop worrying, eat what you like (i prefer natural stuff) and keep up the customary watch for cancer. ...Read more

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What will happen if I eat artificial flavor drink powder alone without any water? Is it unhealthy or is it like eating candy?

What will happen if I eat artificial flavor drink powder alone without any water? Is it unhealthy or is it like eating candy?

Probably nothing.: Depends upon the specific contents. Some of these may contain agents that could give you a little diarrhea if you were to eat the whole package. But in general they should be safe. ...Read more

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My brother takes protein shakes its called whey (in strawberry flavor) he's not allergic to strawberry, is it safe could it cause him allergy?

My brother takes protein shakes its called whey (in strawberry flavor) he's not allergic to strawberry, is it safe could it cause him allergy?

Whey protein: Whey is a good source of protein and is usually a cow milk product. It is safe except for those allergic to cow milk. Strawberry flavor can be almost anything and may or maynot actually have strawberry in it. Best to avoid flavorings and chemicals in processed foods. ...Read more

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23wks pregnant. Screening for gestational diabetes soon. Looking for ALT to orange drink as ingredients include artificial flavor, color & preservativ?

23wks pregnant. Screening for gestational diabetes soon. Looking for ALT to orange drink as ingredients include artificial flavor, color & preservativ?

No harm: The amount of artificial ingredients in one drink is not going to affect your or your baby's health. Getting tested for gestational diabetes is more important. ...Read more

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What can I be allergic to? Wheat flour, Malitol, Almonds, Canola Oil, Almond flavor, backing soda, baking powder. Itchy, swollen throat. Breathing Ok.

What can I be allergic to? Wheat flour, Malitol, Almonds, Canola Oil, Almond flavor, backing soda, baking powder. Itchy, swollen throat. Breathing Ok.

See allergist: Several items you have listed are not considered allergens although almond would be a likely suspect. Consult an allergist to find out. ...Read more

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Hello. Is vanilla flavoring the same as vanilla butternut flavoring? It has vanilla flavoring listed on the ingredients label. Thanks

Hello. Is vanilla flavoring the same as vanilla butternut flavoring? It has vanilla flavoring listed on the ingredients label. Thanks

This sounds like a: Question for the Food Network site, not HealthTap! Certainly vanilla flavoring questions are beyond my medical expertise. Good luck!

PS: I understand there may be some are much more likely to get the correct answer from another source:) ...Read more

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I am informed e-liquid without pg or nicotine basically just has glycerin (vg), water, and tobacco flavoring, but how do I get the ratios right?

I am informed e-liquid without pg or nicotine basically just has glycerin (vg), water, and tobacco flavoring, but how do I get the ratios right?

Beats me: And not sure why you would think a doctor would have the answer. The formulae to electronic cigarettes, like those of regular cigarettes, are considered "trade secrets" and are not published. You might write the company and see what they have to say, but I don't think they are going to give away secrets that allow people to not buy their products. How about just NOT smoking altogether? ...Read more

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On web md it says peanut butter flavoring interacts with propecia. So would eating a spoonful of peanut butter interact with propecia? Thanks.

On web md it says peanut butter flavoring interacts with propecia. So would eating a spoonful of peanut butter interact with propecia? Thanks.

Here are some...: Nowadays any impression loaded with sweet talk & sympathy, i.e., political correctness will work well for commercialism; so is peanut butter for male pattern hair loss leading to hairline receding and scalp baldness earlier than usually expected, which is chiefly associated with genetic factors although propecia benefit some. Despite no definite proof for such effect, you may use it in moderation. ...Read more

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Is vaping with 0mg nicotine safe while pregnant (To help ease the habit)? The ingredients are: water, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, & flavoring

Not recomended: Inhaling aerosolized chemicals isn't best for you or for the baby. Vaping is a new product in the market and the effect on lungs/babies are still not fully understood. I would use this time to kick the habit to ensure that you give your baby the full potential to grow without interruptions by potential stressors like smoke ...Read more

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Every time I drinking plain water cold or not I get sore throat. I'm not sick and if I add flavoring it don't hurt just with plain water it does.

Every time I drinking plain water cold or not I get sore throat. I'm not sick and if I add flavoring it don't hurt just with plain water it does.

You have the answer: You may add non-caloric flavoring. Try some fruit flavoring, eg. With slices of lemon, orange, strawberries etc, rather than chemical flavoring.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is hello panda strawberry flavor can be fattening?

Is hello panda strawberry flavor can be fattening?

Strawberry: Flavoring. The only way to know if the favoring is fattening or otherwise harmful is to know the ingredients. Please look on the label. It may be loaded w/high fructose corn syrup, which is fattening and bad for blood sugar. There may also be chemicals in it. You are far better off eating real fruit. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What kind of cigarette provides the most amount of menthol flavor?

Not appropriate: You are asking for what's the best flavor for something that will hurt you. A good doctor won't give you advice on ways to do that. ...Read more

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Could diabetics drink the flavor pack from noodles?

Could diabetics drink the flavor pack from noodles?

Sodium: I imagine the sodium content is very high in those flavor packets. Please discuss with your doctor. People with kidney disease or hypertension may be advised to avoid the packets. The flavor packets don't usually contain the carbs; that part is in the noodles. ...Read more

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What is the best herbalife formula 1 flavor?

What is the best herbalife formula 1 flavor?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can I flavor rice with the brat diet?

Can I flavor rice with the brat diet?

Yes: Flavoring with chicken or beef stock can be quite flavorful. ...Read more

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How many cals in each flavor of soft drink?

Google the answer.: You can google the caloric load of all major softdrinks and print it out! ...Read more

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Do flavor packets for water actually dehydrate you?

Do flavor packets for water actually dehydrate you?

No: Artificial flavorings are used in many medications. You can have pediatric antibiotics flavored at the drugstore. They do not cause dehydration. ...Read more

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How can I flavor my meals with herbs instead of salt?

How can I flavor my meals with herbs instead of salt?

Taste/test: Low salt doesn't mean bland; can use lots of fresh or dried herbs and spices; can use garlic powder not garlic salt, etc. Use pepper, lemon, vinegar, low salt versions of things like soy sauce (to get used to it). As taste buds get used to lower salt intake, start to prefer it. Products like mrs. Dash are savory blends, without salt (sodium chloride), contains Potassium Chloride (ok if kidneys are. ...Read more

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Are non-nicotine vapor pens bad for you? I tried one once and I just liked the blueberry flavor.

Are non-nicotine vapor pens bad for you? I tried one once and I just liked the blueberry flavor.

Non-nice vapor pens: The current data suggests that these contain many things that are not likely good for one over time. It took us 100 years to learn that smoking tobacco causes lung cancer, COPD, early heart attack and stroke. So one way to look at it is that you are part of a new long term experiment/test to see if vapor pens do the same thing. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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How much salt should I add in my 7 month old's food? Is it necessary to add to increase the flavor? I have heard salt shouldn't be added.

How much salt should I add in my 7 month old's food? Is it necessary to add to increase the flavor? I have heard salt shouldn't be added.

Don't add salt: Do not add salt to your babies food. A baby eating a healthy diet doesn't need extra salt for flavor. Natural, unsalted foods have their own good flavor. Many adults have been "trained" to think that foods need salt for flavor. Do not start you baby down this path. Excess salt creates a whole bunch of potential heath issues. ...Read more