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Are spicy food bad for eyes?

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

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Is eating spicy foods bad for your nose and eyes?

Is eating spicy foods bad for your nose and eyes?

No: The spicy nature of the food can make your nose run and eyes water but doesn't hurt either. Over time some desensitization can occur. ...Read more

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How bad is it to eat spicy food and get teary eyes?

How bad is it to eat spicy food and get teary eyes?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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Is spicy food bad for kids ?

Is spicy food bad for kids  ?

Spicy foods: Depends on the age.. Spicy foods are usually not recommended before a year of age. Spice in moderation may in fact increase your child's appetite. ...Read more

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Can spicy food be bad for you?

Can spicy food be bad for you?

May be: Geographic areas where people routinely consume hot spicy food have higher incidence to esophageal cancers. It may also make symptoms of menopause or skin conditions worse and some people get an upset stomach with spicy food. ...Read more

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Is eating a lot of spicy food while breastfeeding bad?

Is eating a lot of spicy food while breastfeeding bad?

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

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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?

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?

Could be asthma?: I would have your son evaluated by his doctor to see if he has cough-variant asthma. Children who have asthma can present with just cough especially a night time cough. ...Read more

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What if some one was to put eye drops into someones food; anything bad could happen?

What if some one was to put eye drops into someones food; anything bad could happen?

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

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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 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?

Consider going to: An urgent care or er for IV fluid hydration and treatment. In the meantime, try (if u can) drinking lots of water, gatorade, chicken noodle soup etc. Hope u feel better soon! ...Read more

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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?

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

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Wondering if it's bad to eat spicy food after having my wisdom teeth removed?

Wondering if it's bad to eat spicy food after having my wisdom teeth removed?

Perhaps: In general, it is recommended to avoid spicy foods, alcohol, and smoking for the first few days. Probably decreases the risk of a dry socket. ...Read more

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I had 7 teeth extracted last may. Ever since everytime i eat spicy food my gums itch very bad. Is this normal?

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

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Can eating too much spicy food be bad for you if you have constant heartburn or consistently take antacids?

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

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When ever i eat spicy food my throat hurts badly for 2 or more days what is could be ?Am unable to eat spicy food

Some people are: Sensitive to spicy foods -it doesn't necessarily mean that there is something wrong with your body. However, i would pay attention and would not eat those foods that leave you with pain. ...Read more

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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

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

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What is the most useful food for keeping the eyes healthy?

What is the most useful food for keeping the eyes healthy?

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

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Suggest me better healthy food for my eyes?

Suggest me better healthy food for my eyes?

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

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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?

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

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I have dislocated lenses in my eyes. Can this be corrected by surgery or by eating specific foods?

I have dislocated lenses in my eyes. Can this be corrected by surgery or by eating specific foods?

Surgery - yes: If your vision is badly affected by the dislocated lens and cannot be corrected with glasses, then yes, you can have surgery to remove the lens and have an artificial lens implanted. There are no foods or dietary supplements that can improve a dislocated lens. ...Read more

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What foods are good for keeping eyes healthy?

What foods are good for keeping eyes healthy?

Antioxidant rich: Green leafy vegetables, carrots, berries, citrus fruits, fish and omega 3 ( flax seed, chia or fish oil). ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are good for your eyes?

Please suggest what foods are good for your eyes?

Good diet: Foods containing vitamin a, omega 3 fatty acids, and a good general diet are beneficial to the eyes and your overall health. Avoid smoking, a major risk factor for macular degeneration. ...Read more

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What kinds of things (foods, activities, etc, ) are healthy and unhealthy for your eyes?

What kinds of things (foods, activities, etc, ) are healthy and unhealthy for your eyes?

Anti-oxidants: Certain foods, mostly fruits(bilberry, blue berry, black berry, strawberry, and pomegranates) have the highest level. Other healthy nutrients include zinc, lute in, omega 3 fatty acids. ...Read more