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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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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)

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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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