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Can Eating Too Much Peppermint Candy Hurt The Body
Can 4 years of eating candy made of real peppermint oil everyday all the time cause stomach issues or any type of issues with the body?
Peppermint: Yes peppermint is known to have a calming effect. ...Read more
Peppermint candy: Can help to ease digestion. Peppermint candies are often offered after a meal for this reason. Peppermint has been used effectively for a variety of digestive issues (flatus, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose bowel movements, heartburn, indigestion & irritable bowel syndrome). ...Read more
I've had GERD for 4 months and taking pills and feel better but still bad I always eat peppermint candies which help a lot! Is this permanent? : (
Depends: Obesity, carbonated drink contributes. Keeping head end of the bed elevated, avoiding recumbent posture for one hr after full stomach, cutting down on hot, spicy, sour food will help. Stress has to be controlled. 3-6m of these usually cures. Hope you have been tested for H Pylori & you are negative. ...Read more
Studies seem to suggest that peppermint oil has roughly equivalent efficacy in managing ibs with less side effects than
anticholinergics. I would recommend peppermint oil versus peppermint candy as candy will contain increased sugars and other preservatives that would not be advisable. ...Read more
I have GERD and the medicine they have me helps but does not control it. I eat/drink peppermint tea candies which really helps is that bad?? (:
I'm 13 weeks pregnant & had some soft peppermint puff candies not knowing pregnant women are supposed to have peppermint oil what damage have I caused?
Call your OB: But if u were my pt I would tell u not to worry if just had a few. ...Read more
Peppermint Altoids candy helps calm me when I have an anxiety attack but I fear it's messing up my stomach. What can I chew on in place of peppermint?
Interesting!: If it's the peppermint flavor that helps, consider natural peppermint and peppermint tea. Usually peppermint calms the stomach. Also consider seeing a therapist about your anxiety. There are many simple techniques that help reduce anxiety: various breathing exercises, meditation, energy tapping, physical exercise, etc. ...Read more
Silly question but are there any health benefits to having peppermint candies? I notice at times a restaurant or food joint hand them out with orders.
Here's why: Eating a peppermint after a meal absorbs or masks the odor of the food on the breath. In india, people eat anise and fennel seeds for the same reason. ...Read more
Stinging tingles all over body and on weird places after using drbronners peppermint cleaner. Why?
When it gets hot, I use dr bronners peppermint castille liquid. My whole body is itchy? Could I have allergy after all these years?
Possible: Try a different soap for a week and see is symptoms go away. Allergies can develop any time. ...Read more
Can my G6PD kids use Laundry Liquid or Body Wash contains low concentration of Eucalyptus Oil or Peppermint Oil?
No. They can be: Absorbed through the skin. See http://www. G6pd. Org/g6pddeficiency. Aspx. ...Read more
Is peppermint oil good for poison ivy? I have a poison ivy rash and it seems to be getting worse after using it. Quite swollen and hurts to touch
Dental treatment: Too much candy along with improper care like not brushing and flossing, visiting the dentist regularly can lead to cavities becoming so big that they lead to exposed nerves which are very painful. Regular dental checkups along with x rays and cleanings help to keep check on problems that might arise and helps to have you good dental health. Visit a dentist as soon as possible for your toothache. ...Read more
My throat closed up and I couldn't breathe after eating a peppermint pattie. Can you be allergic to peppermint?
Seriously doubt it: Though I guess somewhere someone has probably reported a case. Never seen it. More common I see sudden acute larygospasm from mints, spices, odors, irritants. Scary as hell, but usually passes in minutes (feels like forever). GERD can be a part of this picture, which clearly is aggravated by mints. Get checked out, maybe even by laryngoscopy by ENT. ...Read more
Pregnant and found out the ice cream I have been eating for the past two months (1-1.5 cups/day) has peppermint extract (with trace of alcohol) - ok?
Eating 1 to 2 tins of peppermint altoids a day for over a year. Now have pain in the pit of my stomach and under right ribs. Radiates to back at times?
No appetite. Been eating peppermint lifesavers. Been feeling out of it since yesterday. Insomnia, gagging, nausea at times. Brain fog, dry cough.
I understand your distress.
At age 35, Stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, parenting, unresolved feelings of worry, fear, hurt, resentment and guilt; work and finances can cause Anxiety and Depression with poor appetite, insomnia, nausea and confusion.
See Psychiatrist soon for Diagnoses, Medication, Therapy for anxiety and depression, and to cope with overwhelming symptoms. ...Read more
I have had a burning sensation around my lips and a feeling like I've been eating peppermint or vicks, for the past 5 days. Slight runny nose. Help!
Lip burning: Many possibilities. Perhaps an allergy to lip stick or toothpaste or lip gloss or face cream etc. Also some foods can cause trouble. Watch out for mouth wash. ...Read more
Gnawing/burning feeling below breast bone after eat a light meal. No fever, lack of appetite, decrease urination. I'm always eating peppermint altoids?
Gastritis: Sounds like you have gastritis - an inflammation of the lining of the stomach caused my stomach acid. The decreased urination is probably due to you eating and drinking less because of the pain. See your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist for additional work up. Ps - the peppermint altoids aren't helping you. ...Read more
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