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Are Spicy Food Bad For Eyes
Not reallhy: Spicy foods can trigger rosacea affecting the eyes. They have been reported to cause bags under eyes, but this is not been proven scientifically. So they do not hurt the eyes directly. Spice saffron although not spicy has been shown in studies to improve macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. ...Read more
Harmless: The reasons your eyes may tear when eating spicy foods is that the seventh cranial nerve which is important in the regulation of reflex tear function, also sends nerve endings to the tongue for taste sensation. Capsaicin is a potent irritant contained in spicy foods such as jalapeno peppers. When capsaicin binds to the seventh cranial nerve endings within the tongue, impulses sent along the seventh nerve for the purposes of taste sensation will also stimulate those seventh nerve endings responsible for reflex tearing as well as sweating. In any case, this is not dangerous, but simply a collateral reaction based on the sharing of the nerve pathway. ...Read more
I get sweet itchiness once/twice in a day. My eyes in general are watery. Little wind, warm/mild spicy food makes eyes watery and nose starts running.
Dry eye and more: This may represent a combination of conditions such as dry eye, blepharitis / rosacea, and allergic conjunctivitis. Tearing in response to air movement usually indicates reflex tearing. That is, the eye is on the borderline of being dry, and the wind will put it over the edge and the eye tears in response. Itching is more consistent with allergy, and spicy food with blepharitis / rosacea. ...Read more
What causes spicy food to give me a headache? I really enjoy eating boiled shrimp in spicy boil but it gives me a HA and red eyes because so so hot.
Not sure but...: It could be the glutamine. An important amino acid. In Chinese cooking they frequently add MSG (Monosodium glutamate) as a flavor enhancer. There is a well described "Chines Restaurant Syndrome" which you may have. Check it out on www.mayoclinic.com ...Read more
I have yellow thing in my eye Nothing happened , yesterday i ate spicy food That made me go on runs everytime I eat last time . Today I got them ,Help?
See md: Please go see a doctor if you have not improved. You may need additional testing or medication. ...Read more
Stomach problems esspecially in the gullet area it knocks the wind into my back its always after food .Ive had a camra but nothing was found .Could it be an ulcer .When the pains bad its awful I cry myself to sleep rocking trying my best to shut my eyes
Possible gallbladder: Having pain in upper abdoen that radiates to the back or shoulders and occurrs after meals will most likely end up being gallbladder disease. This can be diagnosed with an ultrasound and if that is negative a hida scan. When you say you have had a camera i presume you had an endoscopy. That would have seen an ulcer if you have one. Ask your doctor for a gallbladder work up. ...Read more
Ok as long as...: As long as the spicy food has good nutritional value (meaning not loaded with salt, nor loaded with sugar, or with fat, or with dense calories) and as long as she had no problems eating spicy food in the past, then there is no problem eating that same spicy food during breastfeeding. ...Read more
My son has bad cough since 2 years ago , he is 6 years old , allergic to spicy food and spring and he using zaditen , pless help me what i do?
Generally not.: If it is even a good amount of drops, it would, for the most part be of no consequence. Therapeutic eye drops are formulated to be absorbed by a structure in the eye. Eye drops placed in food and then ingested would be impacted by the digestive enzymes in the stomach and they would likely be destroyed, not absorbed into the blood stream, and their therapeutic or side effects would not be a fear. ...Read more
I vomited 5 times in 6 hour loose motion is also there feelinv very weak but I have not eaten anything bad or spicy food. Plz suggest me what to d?
I had ate sum very spicy food and had really soft running stool I kept wiping over n over again now the outside of my anus burns so bad what can I use?
Anal irritation: common to have a burning anal pain after having diarrhea. Avoid rough wiping symptoms will improve with resolution of diarrhea ...Read more
I had 7 teeth extracted last may. Ever since everytime i eat spicy food my gums itch very bad. Is this normal?
Unrelated: "itchy" gums is not related to missing teeth. If you teeth were not replaced, you have more gum tissue exposed. Your gums are apparently sensitive to spicy foods. All spices? Perhaps there is some mild allergy involved. Try eliminating certain foods and see if that helps. Replace your missing teeth if possible. Speak to your dentist for more specific advice. ...Read more
Can eating too much spicy food be bad for you if you have constant heartburn or consistently take antacids?
Spicy food: Spicy food may be a trigger for your heartburn symptoms but the underlying cause may be a problem with hypersecretion of acid or relaxed esophageal sphincter, stomach emptying problems or even hiatal hernia. Heartburn should be fully evaluated by your physician and treated. A camera can look in your throat and imaging and pressure measurements to definitively diagnose & treat see GI doc. Good luck ...Read more
I have GERD and esophogitis and I had some spicy food today and about 1 hour later I started having bad chest pain on my,left side by my heart? Please
GER diet: Certain foods, activities, medications and conditions that increase pressure in your abdomen can trigger reflux. People with acid reflux should generally avoid carbonated beverages, peppermint, chocolate, spicy foods, wine, and caffeine. GER flare ups can create quite dramatic chest pain. ...Read more
My stomach burns so bad it goes into my back and feels like labour pains. My stomach runs after certain foods like biltong as one and will go a few times some days. Spicy food is a no. I can't even shop long in town as I know I will have to find a toilet
Daugther had bad menstral cramps took ibuprophen. Then Pain 2" above belly button. Felt like insides were ripping out. Ate spicy food recently. Could ?
A great diet that is: rich in antioxidants, fruits, vegetables, that have Vitamin A (canteloupe, carrots) E, and xanthophylls like mustard greens. No sugars, fried foods, and good fats, hydration and fish oils all help the body and the eyes! The eye is a nerve organ and will benefit from rest, exercise and a healthy diet with omega 3, 6, 9. Eat as organic as possible and watch blood pressure and sugar, and cholesterol. ...Read more
None specific: There are no specific foods for eye health, other than adequate amount of vitamin a through green leafy vegetables or supplements. Maintain a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains and nuts; low in saturated fats; no tobacco; and no more than one drink a day. Exercise regularly, at least 150 minute/week. ...Read more
What could it mean when a sr citizen becomes unable to eat absolutely any kind of food without becoming immediately ehausted/unable to keep eyes open?
Post meal symptoms: As we age (and get a little frailer) eating tends to have a marked effect on blood pressure. When you eat, it is normal for your circulation to increase to your GI tract to help digestion and to decrease in many other places. If we are older, on a lot of medications, and are not in good physical shape, this change of blood pressure reduces circulation to the brain and makes us fatigued and sleepy. ...Read more