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Avoid Spicy Foods (Overview)

Spicy foods can trigger increased heartburn from reflux, and can irritate the bladder in some people.


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Do I need to avoid spicy foods when I have sore throat?

Do I need to avoid spicy foods when I have sore throat?

It may be helpful: Spicy foods may burn your throat on direct contact or it may stimulate an increase in gastric acid reflux. This reflux may also worsen your sore throat. ...Read more

Avoid Spicy Foods (Overview)

Spicy foods can trigger increased heartburn from reflux, and can irritate the bladder in some people.


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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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Avoiding Dehydration (Checklist)

Monitor and increase your water consumption
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Avoid alcohol and other diuretics
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Why is it recommended to avoid spicy food while treating a sore throat?

Why is it recommended to avoid spicy food while treating a sore throat?

By whom?: Spicy food will sting the throat more during inflammation, but it will not alter the course of infection. ...Read more

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Person diagnosed with gallstones, should she avoid spicy food, raw jalepenos, raw thin peppers, green peppers, yellow peppers?

Person diagnosed with gallstones, should she avoid spicy food, raw jalepenos, raw thin peppers, green peppers, yellow peppers?

Gallbladder diet: Low fat is better, avoid fried foods, the above is ok but drink lots of water, and if you are having gb attacks, get an opinion from a general surgeon, they specialize in gb problems. ...Read more

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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

For severe cases, go to the emergency room/call the Poison Control Center for an antidote
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Go to the emergency room if you're vomiting nonstop
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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 emergency for IV fluids
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How to avoid acidity after eating spicy foods?

How to avoid acidity after eating spicy foods?

Spicy foods: Especially in people with acid reflux, spicy foods can cause hyperacidity. The best way to avoid this is to avoid the foods in the first place, but if you're having heartburn after eating spicy foods, taking chewable or liquid antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or Mylanta often helps. Regular use of medications to decrease stomach acid is sometimes necessary too. If this is frequent, see your doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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Can I avoid getting GERD from spicy foods?

Can I avoid getting GERD from spicy foods?

Moderation and...: Are you referring to exacerbation of gerd (acid reflux) with spicy food? If so, try acid reducer medicines (h2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors) and moderate your intake of spicy, greasy foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, fizzy drinks. If spicy foods are worsening irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, consider available probiotics, fiber supplements, ask our doctor about antispasm drugs. ...Read more

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Keep burping & having nausea feeling especially after meal. Avoided oily, spicy and raw food and heavy meal. Omeprazole prescribed but doesn't stop it

Keep burping & having nausea feeling especially after meal. Avoided oily, spicy and raw food and heavy meal. Omeprazole prescribed but doesn't stop it

Burping/ nausea/eats: Did they check for H pylori that may be complicating the GERD and if it is present need antibiotics. Check for h pylori and also consider scan to check gallbladder, though usually get pain. F/u with doc ...Read more

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Can I avoid getting GERD by avoidinc spicy foods?

Can I avoid getting GERD by avoidinc spicy foods?

GERD control: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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Hi, ate lots of spicy foods yesterday and now I'm bleeding when I poop. Blood is bright red. What should I avoid eating? Can I still go to the gym?

Hi, ate lots of spicy foods yesterday and now I'm bleeding when I poop. Blood is bright red. What should I avoid eating? Can I still go to the gym?

See a doctor?: How much blood? First time it happened? Spicy foods do not cause bloody stool. It may cause diarrhea, which can cause hemorrhoid a, which then can bleed. I recommend GI evaluation. ...Read more

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How unhealthy is it to eat spicy foods?

Tolerance/Habit: It is not harmful if you have grown up eating spicy food which is in some cultures, like indian, other asian like thiland, srilanka ad many others
for those who are not used to it, it may be too much and may cause gastrointestinal symptoms like heartburn, cramps, diarrhea, burning when passing stools and hemorroids. ...Read more

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When can I feed my baby spicy foods?

When can I feed my baby spicy foods?

6 months: There really isn't any harm in capsaicin (chili peppers) or allicin (garlic) containing foods even at earlier ages, but starting slow will minimize any discomfort during adaptation. Mustard and horseradish may actually be slightly toxic, however. ...Read more

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Can spicy foods help me lose weight?

Can spicy foods help me lose weight?

No: They do not. They marginally increase your metabolism. But eating spicy foods is no way to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat spicy foods with nash?

Is it okay to eat spicy foods with nash?

Fat & alcohol bad...: Spicy foods don't cause nash. Alcohol, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity cause nash. Moderate your dietary fat and calorie intake, drop weight, control diabetes (if present), and lose the booze. ...Read more

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What can spicy foods do to a 30 week fetus?

Nothing bad: Eating spicy food in pregnancy is fine as long as it doesn't cause mom excessive heartburn or indigestion. ...Read more

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Does eating spicy foods make you lose weight?

No: They do not. They marginally increase your metabolism. But eating spicy foods is no way to lose weight. ...Read more

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Can body odor be caused by eating spicy foods?

Can body odor be caused by eating spicy foods?

See below: Pepper spices generally don't but several other "spices" do. Turmeric is one major one. Cumin can too. But if you practice good hygiene and use deodorant, you should be ok. That shouldn't stop you from consuming them though. Turmeric, for example, is excellent for health. It's been shown even in western research to fight cancer and infections. ...Read more

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What're the negative effects of eating spicy foods?

What're the negative effects of eating spicy foods?

Not many!: Everyone has their own tolerance and taste for spices. However, spices like cardamon and cinimmon are among the most potent anoxidants known. Peppers, including red cayenne, found alone or hot sauces, actually beef up your stomachs defense of ulcers and gastritis, buy making your gut synthesize more gastroprotective prostaglandins. I have a cast iron gut: maybe since I love spicy and hot foods. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits from eating spicy foods like indian?

Are there any health benefits from eating spicy foods like indian?

Some spices such as: Some spices such as tumeric and cumin do have some antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. As long as you are able to tolerate these spices in moderation and your physician has not indicated any medical contraindication they can be incorporated into ones diet. How much a meal with these spices will significantly impact ones overall health is an individual matter and still in question. ...Read more

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Does spicy foods bost your metabolism? Is that real? How much quantity should I take in that case?

Yes: Spice can increase your basic metabolic rate. Chemical in spice responsible for increasing your metabolic rate is marketed by a japanese firm as a pill. Be careful eating too much spice to lose weight. ...Read more