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Food alllergy? Hi I have eaten oat biscuit and black pepper and a banana, I am now itchy hair head eye eyebrow?

Food alllergy? Hi I have eaten oat biscuit and black pepper and a banana, I am now itchy hair head eye eyebrow?

Maybe: Food allergic reactions have been described with oats as well as other grains. Banana allergy can be associated with latex allergy. Black pepper allergy is fairly uncommon, but spice allergy is likely more common than previously thought as many persons who had reactions just stop eating it and it may not be reported. An allergist can help confirm or rule out the above foods as the trigger. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Bell pepper allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Bell pepper allergy?

Pepper allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case bell pepper will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy ...Read more

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Why is the inside of my mouth swollen in a ridge along the tooth line? My tongue feels like it has pepper on? Is this an allergy?

Why is the inside of my mouth swollen in a ridge along the tooth line? My tongue feels like it has pepper on? Is this an allergy?

Toothpaste sensitive: Have you recently changed toothpastes? Some toothpastes containing cinnamon aldehyde (cinnamon flavor) or sodium lauryl sulfate can cause these issues ...Read more

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Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.

Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.

Food allergy: If you ate the squash and had an immediate reaction (minutes to 2hrs) that included hives, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting or passing out then I would be concerned for a food allergy reaction. Would make an appointment with an allergist to determine what could be the culprit foods. Bring list of ingredients eaten that meal to appointment. Avoid foods until seen. ...Read more

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What causes a craving for black pepper?

What causes a craving for black pepper?

Black pepper: I have a couple of educated guesses as to why you might be craving black pepper. The first may be related to black pepper's ability to raise serotonin levels. The second may be that if you have a deficiency for vitamins c or k, iron or potassium – that may be supplied through black pepper. ...Read more

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Does black pepper rclog your arteries?

Does black pepper rclog your arteries?

No: Pepper is not known to increase risk of heart or vascular disease. In fact substituting pepper for salt can be beneficial. ...Read more

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Do clove, date and black pepper cuts down cholesterol?

I will answer for: Cloves and black peppers. While these both have numerous health benefits, I have found no claims or studies that indicate that either cloves or black pepper reduce cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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I crave black pepper I have a pepper grinder that is set to give big chuncks of black pepper. I crave it as soon as I get up untill I go to bed. I leave a napkin out and grind pepper all day. I eat a lot of pepper. I can't stop. I know it can't be good fo

I crave black pepper I have a pepper grinder that is set to give big chuncks of black pepper. I crave it as soon as I get up untill I go to bed. I leave a napkin out and grind pepper all day. I eat a lot of pepper. I can't stop. I know it can't be good fo

Taken: Taken from livestrong. Com. See link for full article.

Food cravings can trigger unhealthy eating binges, reports sciencenews. Com. Eating binges can also lead to a sense of guilt or embarrassment. If a nutrient deficiency causes a craving, it may indicate a serious health condition. Consult a physician to determine if a nutrient deficiency may be the underlying cause of an intense black pepper craving. Black pepper can also increase serotonin and may boost the effects of some anti-depressant drugs, so consult your physician regarding any potential medication interactions before satisfying your craving with a black-pepper encrusted eating binge. ...Read more

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What causes me to start craving black pepper?

Plausible explantion: I have a couple of educated guesses as to why you might be craving black pepper. The first may be related to black pepper's ability to raise serotonin levels. The second may be that if you have a deficiency for vitamins c or k, iron or potassium – that may be supplied through black pepper. ...Read more

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Are there side effects with black pepper?

Are there side effects with black pepper?

Possibly: One study suggested that black pepper can lead to potassium decreases ; ^ mucosal micobleeding due to ^ hydrochloric acid secretions in the stomach. Some studies have suggested that piperine contained in black pepper may carcinogenic – while other studies indicate it may be anti-carcinogenic. ...Read more

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Is black pepper a healthier choice from salt?

Is black pepper a healthier choice from salt?

Usually. The average: American ingests 20 x more salt then the body needs. Too much salt can contribute to hypertension. Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. It has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bioavailability of other nutrients. ...Read more

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Is there any advantages or side effects of eating black pepper?

Is there any advantages or side effects of eating black pepper?

Health benefits: Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. Although more studies are needed it has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occuring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bioavailability for other nutrients. ...Read more

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Can there be any advantages or side effects of eating black pepper?

Eating black pepper: Can be beneficial to your health. Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. Although more studies are needed it has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bio-availability for other nutrients. Eat in moderation. ...Read more

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Can cooking with ground black pepper cause any of the pepper chemicals to become carcinogenic?

Uncertain: Some studies have suggested that piperine contained in black pepper may be carcinogenic – while other studies indicate it may be anti-carcinogenic. ...Read more

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Do lice look like black pepper?

Do lice look like black pepper?

No: If you ever see them they are pale brown bugs. Any black pepper looking stuff on the scalp is likely hair broken at the root. ...Read more

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What causes me when I eat black pepper or something cold I cough and feel like I'm choking!?

What causes me when I eat black pepper or something cold I cough and feel like I'm choking!?

Irritation: Spices like pepper and hot chilis cause irritation which can make you sneeze and cough. I suspect you are having a mild case of layrngeospasm which the cold food. I am mildly concerned about this becuase if you had a severe reaction it could be serious. Perhaps an ENT doctor could help you figure this problem out. ...Read more

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I have scabs on my scalp some are very painful. Sometimes there are black pepper like that fall off?

Need Derm apt: Sorry, but your question is impossible to answer without an exam

Please make an apt with Dermatology ...Read more

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Extreme sudden craving for jalapeño, banana & black pepper, not possible for me to be pregnant, is there a underlying health issue here?

Extreme sudden craving for jalapeño, banana & black pepper, not possible for me to be pregnant, is there a underlying health issue here?

Possibly: Strong cravings for specific foods can be the result of a variety of reasons: fluctuating hormone levels, blood sugar levels, low serotonin levels in the brain, emotional reasons, or the release of endorphins (natural "feel-good" hormones that the body may release). Start with your doctor to research what may be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Looks like black pepper in stool. I've touched it and it's hard/ feels like sand. There's not a lot of them just a few. Been going on 2 weeks?

Looks like black pepper in stool. I've touched it and it's hard/ feels like sand. There's not a lot of them just a few. Been going on 2 weeks?

99.9% of the time: "foriegn" objects in the stool can be explained by what you put in "on top" ie: ate or took as medication. For example. Are you taking IRON CAPSULES (extended release meant to avoid stomach irritation)???
Think about what you are eating.....and if this
"detective work" does not give you the answer. As Sherlock Holmes said if the probable have been ruled out the answer must lie in the improbable ...Read more

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Put a lot of black pepper on food. Took a bite and started coughing, thinking I inhaled some of the pepper? Is this dangerous? Will it affect my lungs

Put a lot of black pepper on food. Took a bite and started coughing, thinking I inhaled some of the pepper? Is this dangerous? Will it affect my lungs

Cough reflex.: Sounds like your protective cough mechanism kicked in, which is geared to protect the lungs from insults such as this. Chances are your lungs are just fine. Not uncommon with pepper, though. ...Read more

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Is eating a lot of ground black and white pepper good or bad for your health?

Black Pepper: Black pepper contains vitamins c; k, iron, potassium ; fiber. It has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools ; gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant ; anti-inflammatory effects ; promotes bioavailability for other nutrients. It has been used for vitiligo tx. One study suggested that black pepper can lead to potassium decreases ;. ...Read more

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How much tumeric and black pepper in pill form can I use to treat body pain from inflammation?

How much tumeric and black pepper in pill form can I use to treat body pain from inflammation?

Needs more study but: There's not a lot of research that gives a good answer to this question but it should be safe to try 500 mg 3x/day with food. According to https://nootriment. Com/curcumin-dosage/
"4 g of curcumin a day for 30 days did not result in serious side effect" so it may be safe to go even higher but start with 500 mg 3x/day and after 2 weeks could try a bit more; if side effects like stomach upset reduce. ...Read more

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Scientists say that piperine in black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin from Turmeric. I can't eat pepper. Any other spices help absorb curcumin?

Try Meriva form: Turmeric & Curcumin are poorly absorbed but mixing them with fat enhances abosrption- for example, mixing with milk or coconut oil. Meriva is a patented extract of curcumin complexed with soy lecithin that has been shown to be about 30 times better absorbed than plain curcumin! See http://www. Phytosomes. Info/public/meriva. Asp
Meriva is sold by many companies such as Thorne, Now & Source Naturals. ...Read more

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There is a small amount of black pepper in my eyes, and it stings a bit... what should I do?

There is a small amount of black pepper in my eyes, and it stings a bit... what should I do?

Water rinse: Try to rinse out the pepper by washing your eyes with water, Gently splash water into your eyes, while keeping the eyes open. If that does not help, go to the emergency department of the local hospital. ...Read more