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Avoid Food Triggers (Overview)

Allergies may contribute to ear infections in one-third of children who frequently get them. Foods that often cause allergies include peanut butter, eggs, seafood, nuts, chocolate, milk, and soy. Identifying and avoiding allergens may help reduce the frequency of ear infections.


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Is there a good pill or supplement you can take to reduce bad smelling gas? I also avoid food triggers.

Is there a good pill or supplement you can take to reduce bad smelling gas? I also avoid food triggers.

Let's see: Meat eaters tend to have more foul smelling gas (compare the odor of horse manure vs dog's). Certain foods such as beans or soy can give you foul smelling gas. If your lower bowel is partially filled with feces, the smell would be bad as well. So eat more veggie and fiber (less meat) would likely be helpful for you. ...Read more

Avoid Food Triggers (Overview)

Allergies may contribute to ear infections in one-third of children who frequently get them. Foods that often cause allergies include peanut butter, eggs, seafood, nuts, chocolate, milk, and soy. Identifying and avoiding allergens may help reduce the frequency of ear infections.


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What vitamins or supplements are good to reduce bad smelling and excessive gas? Along with eating well and avoiding trigger foods

What vitamins or supplements are good to reduce bad smelling and excessive gas? Along with eating well and avoiding trigger foods

Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Avoiding Dehydration (Checklist)

Monitor and increase your water consumption
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Avoid alcohol and other diuretics
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Is it possible for a teenager to have really bad stomach acid? It's gotten worse and I usually avoid trigger foods but lately even antacids won'thelp

Is it possible for a teenager to have really bad stomach acid? It's gotten worse and I usually avoid trigger foods  but lately even antacids won'thelp

Infants, children, : adolescents & adults can have medically significant gastroesophageal reflux. See your primary care doctor, who may order radiographic studies &/or refer you to a gastroenterologist, if needed. Take in a written history of the duration & severity of your symptoms. List not only the OTC meds you've taken for heartburn, but also all prescription, OTC, herbal & recreational drugs you've used. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant and my feet and hands are swelling. Is there any food to avoid/can trigger the swelling of my feet and numbness of my hands?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant and my feet and hands are swelling. Is there any food  to avoid/can trigger the swelling of my feet and numbness of my hands?

Not really.: Edema is not unusual in advanced pregnancy and may be related to hormonal effects. Unless you are hypertensive there is no reason to change your diet; mention this to your obstetrician, as all you need at this point is an excuse to deliver. Good luck! ...Read more

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Avoiding Sunburn (Checklist)

Wear a wide-brimmed hat
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Reapply sunscreen after bathing or swimming
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Stay out of the sun between 11am and 2pm
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What foods and drinks shall I avoid that trigger acne?

What foods and drinks shall I avoid that trigger acne?

Sugars: Cutting back on sugars, pastas, white rice can help. Consume more whole foods, whole grains and increase omega three fatty acids (foods like walnuts, avocados, flaxseed oil, and salmon). Drink plenty of water. In short eat healthy and avoid processed foods. ...Read more

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Are there any foods or things to avoid that trigger more growth in height for a teen? Trying to avoid getting taller. 16 yr girl

Are there any foods or things to avoid that trigger more growth in height for a teen? Trying to avoid getting taller. 16 yr girl

Not really: Height is largely determined genetically. There are no foods or things that you do that would make you taller. At 16 you we just about at your adult height. Please eat a healthy diet. Do not try dieting to avoid growing taller as this can weaken your bones and cause other problems. Once you get older you will be glad that you are tall (advice from 6 foot tall doctor). ...Read more

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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

Go to ER/call Poison Control Center for antidote for serious cases
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If you're vomiting nonstop, go to the ER
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the ER for IV fluids
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Why does food trigger my anexity?

Why does food trigger my anexity?

Food & Anxiety: Fears of choking? Concerns about eating in public? Food allergies? All are possibilities. Please see a mental health professional to sort this out. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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