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My boyfriend eats prevacid (lansoprazole) like candy every day. Isn't it harmful for your mouth and body?

My boyfriend eats prevacid (lansoprazole) like candy every day. Isn't it harmful for your mouth and body?

YES: He needs to be evaluaeted for reflux or gastritis or non acid reflux if he has been taken ppi ( omeprezole or like meds) for more than a year beside he can developed osteoporosis , or c. Difficile associated colitis because these meds decreased so much the acid in stomach , which is a protective and nessesary factor for health and good digestion. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My wife can't taste salt or sugar when she drinkd soda it just tasted like carbinated water she will keep putting salt on food she takes saphrise help?

My wife can't taste salt or sugar when she drinkd soda it just tasted like carbinated water she will keep putting salt on food she takes saphrise help?

Concerning: The inability to recognize strong tastes like salt and sugar are concerning, especially if a new problem. Some problems in the brain can effect the sense of taste. So can cigarette smoking or things that cause problems with the sense of smell. This should be checked out. ...Read more

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My hubby drink Pepsi very frequently it's harm to his body he drink on every meal ? How body react?

My hubby drink Pepsi very frequently it's harm to his body he drink on every meal ? How body react?

Soda: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. ...Read more

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Girlfriend hardly eats. No appetite, nausea and food tastes bad. Has fever. Tried bananas, bread, easy foods, hard to stomach. Body trembles. Cause?

Girlfriend hardly eats.  No appetite, nausea and food tastes bad. Has fever. Tried bananas, bread,  easy foods, hard to stomach. Body trembles. Cause?

More info needed: Does patient smoke? Has there been weight loss? Normal menstrual period? Any possibility of any non-prescription drug use? A careful and comprehensive examination with blood work is needed--especially sugar and thyroid testing. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My mother eats salt like candy she constantly craves it. She loves the bullion cubes used for cooking. Shell eat a whole thing of salt in a day why ?

My mother eats salt like candy she constantly craves it. She loves the bullion cubes used for cooking. Shell eat a whole thing of salt in a day why ?

Salt Addict: Something is very very wrong. I would encourage you to contact your mother's physician, given them this information and then go with your mother to the appointment. This is abnormal and dangerous behavior. ...Read more

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My boyfriend's farts never smell. It only reeks when he drink coffee or eat coffee flavored ice cream. Does that mean hes lactose intolerant? ...

My boyfriend's farts never smell. It only reeks when he drink coffee or eat coffee flavored ice cream. Does that mean hes lactose intolerant? ...

The nose knows: The issues may be more dependent upon your sense of smell than his diet. You must be very tolerant to put up with this. Suggest to him he alter his diet, try lactaid or see a doctor. ...Read more

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My husband drinks 1-2 gallons of milk everyday and often says he craves it. He has DM type 2, uncontrolled.

My husband drinks 1-2 gallons of milk everyday and often says he craves it. He has DM type 2, uncontrolled.

Gallons: 1-2 gallons of milk a day is excessive unless he drinks fat free milk. Uncontrolled DM2 is asking for trouble. He needs to see a diabetes educator! ...Read more

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I can't eat even the lightly spicy food, it makes the whole mouth a burner. I have tried candid mouth paint and vitamin b tabs and listerine mouthwash?

I can't eat even the lightly spicy food, it makes the whole mouth a burner. I have tried candid mouth paint and vitamin b tabs and listerine mouthwash?

Burning mouth: This can follow a mild coxsackie virus infection or a cause may never be found. The remedies you have tried will not help and probably nothing else will either. Read up on it online and do not be optimistic about finding a specific treatment other than an anesthetic. You may get lucky and find something. Good luck ...Read more

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Is my son lactose intolerant? I'm asking because after my son drinks mill, within minutes he throws up. No temp, no cough! acts normal until he drinks milk. He also refuses to eat cheese. However, he eats things that have milk in them. He is 19 months.

Is my son lactose intolerant? I'm asking because after my son drinks mill, within minutes he throws up. No temp, no cough! acts normal until he drinks milk. He also refuses to eat cheese. However, he eats things that have milk in them. He is 19 months.

Lactose : Lactose intolerance typically causes cramping, bloating, diarrhea, and gas. Immediate vomiting after milk leads me to think he might have a milk allergy. Most kids with milk allergies outgrow them, but some can become worse over time and kids with one food allergy might be predisposed to others. Knowing his risks can help introducing new foods. Talk with his doctor about this. ...Read more

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My friend has a really bloated stomach he looks as if he is 8 months pregnant! he drinks beer & eats fatty foods & now tends to bring his food back up?

My friend has a really bloated stomach he looks as if he is 8 months pregnant! he drinks beer & eats fatty foods & now tends to bring his food back up?

Not pregnant, right?: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however your friend's lifestyle is certainly not healthy & predisposes him to gastroparesis due to stomach outlet obstruction (often from scarring due to ulcers), delayed stomach emptying, liver and pancreatic disease. ...Read more

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My 8 month old has 99.5 temperature on forehead, no other symptom, fussy not eating and vomits when eats food .he is also teething.

My 8 month old has 99.5 temperature on forehead, no other symptom, fussy not eating and vomits when eats food .he is also teething.

Too vague to answer: You try to make sure that he does not get dehydrated. If he is pushing you away then don't force him to eat. He may have a sore throat. You can try some paracetamol (10-15 mg/kg/dose every 4 hr. If he doesn't improve bring him to his doc. ...Read more

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Whenever my wife eats, she gets an upset stomach and diarrhea. She always has mouth ulcers too. Why?

Whenever my wife eats, she gets an upset stomach and diarrhea. She always has mouth ulcers too. Why?

Recommendation: I recommend that she see either her primary care physician or gastroenterologist, along with a dentist in order to diagnose the cause of her symptoms. ...Read more

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Very healthy 29 Chinese wife China Dr via web,Benzoic acid in Sprite will hurt baby. Not on label, no caffeine, She craves Sprite. +++ Sugar but Okay?

Very healthy 29 Chinese wife China Dr via web,Benzoic acid in Sprite will hurt baby. Not on label, no caffeine, She craves Sprite. +++ Sugar but Okay?

Unknown, but...: Drinking soda is ok in older children and in adults, if there is an event such as a birthday party where all the people are drinking some soda. Other than that, no human needs Sprite, Coke, Pepsi,... Soda has no benefits for healthy people. Haven't heard of sodas damaging unborn babies (assuming that's what this question refers to) from the trace ingredients in it, but excess sugar is bad stuff. ...Read more

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If a man eats pineapple, will his ejaculate taste sweeter?

If a man eats pineapple,  will his ejaculate taste sweeter?

Here are some ...: I doubt if there have ever been a known study to specifically address your question. To prove something of this nature, personal anecdotal experience may be meaningful; so, you may try, but remember a strong personal bias may sway the truth of taste. On the other hand, semen is meant for procreation not for swallowing as protein supplement or feeding personal fantasy. ...Read more

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My 11 month old gags on food is that normal? He only eats stage two baby foods with out gagging. He wants to eat table foods & i feel bad that he cant

My 11 month old gags on food is that normal? He only eats stage two baby foods with out gagging. He wants to eat table foods & i feel bad that he cant

Probably normal: The nine to twelve month age can be tricky when it comes to transitioning from baby food to table food so probably what your child is doing is normal. I would continue the baby food and obtain a blender and purée the table food to see if he will take it that way. You may have to put some on your dinner plate at first and act like you will eat it in order to get him to try it. ...Read more

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2 year old child fussy eater worried he dosnt eat enough and only eats rubbish constipation dry skin no appetite?

2 year old child fussy eater worried he dosnt eat enough and only eats rubbish constipation dry skin no appetite?

Make sure that: The food provided is all that there is. Do not try to make him eat and lock up the "junk". If he does not eat the food provided, do not substitute. Take it away and serve it again from the fridge for the next meal. You are not responsible for his eating. Parents provide, not force. A child will willingly go hungry to express independence. ...Read more

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Does baby toothpaste with xylitol n no fluoride safe to swallow everyday? I brush her teeth everyday and she still cant rinse her mouth (20mos old).

Does baby toothpaste with xylitol n no fluoride safe to swallow everyday? I brush her teeth everyday and she still cant rinse her mouth (20mos old).

Fluoride: ffluoride is essential to the health of your child's teeth. Decision as to what type of toothpaste to use should be discussed with a Pediatric Dental Specialist. This is just one of the many reasons that the American Dental Assn recommends 1st dental examination at 1st b'day. Whatever toothpaste you choose, remember to use only a pea-sized portion, not the big ribbon they show in advertisements ...Read more

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My baby is 5 month 2weeks old, his milk intake is only 3-4oz every 3.5-4 hrs, is it okay? He likes to drink plain water, can he drink as much as 2oz?

My baby is 5 month 2weeks old, his milk intake is only 3-4oz every 3.5-4 hrs, is it okay? He likes to drink plain water, can he drink as much as 2oz?

No worries: Every child is different. The volume of intake is important but more important is the growth of your child. If he is growing well along his growth curve and meeting his milestones, pooping and peeing well, then his milk intake is fine. Yes he can have 2 oz of water. As long as water is not replacing meals he is fine. Water is wonderful for hydration and flushing toxins and keeping bowels moving. ...Read more

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My 21 y old son keeps having frequent mouth sores, it's been months now.He loves spicy food, ketchup, barbecue sauce.Is it the spices?Thanks 4 ur time

My 21 y old son keeps having frequent mouth sores, it's been months now.He loves spicy food, ketchup, barbecue sauce.Is it the spices?Thanks 4 ur time

Unlikely that: oral sores are related to food. It is probably an unrelated problem, possibly sven a serious problem. Have him go to a head & neck surgeon or oral surgeon for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Prevacid (Definition)

Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more


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Lansoprazole (Definition)

Proton pump inhibitor that decreases acid ...Read more