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Doctor insights on: Popcorn Allergy

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Can someone be allergic to movie theatre/cinema popcorn?

Can someone be allergic to movie theatre/cinema popcorn?

Possible: It is more likely that one of the the added ingredients to the popcorn that may trigger an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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I was drinking wine, eating popcorn, and eating jalapeños, and suddenly my left bottom lip got swollen. Am I allergic to something?

I was drinking wine, eating popcorn, and eating jalapeños, and suddenly my left bottom lip got swollen. Am I allergic to something?

Allergic reaction: A number of the conditions can cause swollen lips. By your description the cause is allergic reaction to food. The rule of thumb- see your doctor if the swelling cannot be explained or does not improve after 2-3 days. If you are experiencing difficulty breathing call 911. Take care. ...Read more

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After eating air pop popcorn, i get sick. I get an upset stomach. It gets very painful. It didn't use to be this way. Could i now be allergic?

After eating air pop popcorn, i get sick. I get  an upset stomach. It gets very painful. It didn't use to be this way. Could i now be allergic?

Maybe: It could be an allergy to corn or it could be an intolerance. Maybe it is an additive in the popcorn product you are using. Switch brands and see if it persists. If so, see an allergist. ...Read more

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After eating salty foods like chips or popcorn my lips, tongue and throat swell up. Sometimes hard to breath. What could i be allergic to? Is it bad?

After eating salty foods like chips or popcorn my lips,  tongue and throat swell up. Sometimes hard to breath. What could i be allergic to? Is it bad?

It May be Serious: You need to stop eating these foods and see an allergist for an evaluation. You may be very allergic to something, either the food itself or possibly a preservative. Any time you have swelling and difficulty breathing it could be very serious and if an allergy could lead to a potentially fatal reaction. You should have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with you at all times and take it right away if you get swelling. ...Read more

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How unhealthy is popcorn?

How unhealthy is popcorn?

Not very: The principal issue with popcorn is the oils used to douse the finished product. Many of these are synthetic, most have a high caloric content and even actual butter can be overdone. Also if you need to limit your salt intake, popcorn can be a problem. Popcorn itself is high volume, low caloric and a great appetite suppresant. ...Read more

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How digestable is popcorn?

How digestable is popcorn?

Probably pretty good: If a popcorn kernel is completely popped open, most of it should be digestible in the GI tracy. The same may not be said about unpopped kernels that are swallowed whole however. ...Read more

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What's the benefit of popcorn?

What's the benefit of popcorn?

Depends: Air popped, no butter, maybe a little salt or other savory-it's a decent snack, source of fiber. Cooked in transfat, soaked in "butter-flavor", steeped in salt-not so good. Very easy to get excess calories, fat, and salt from a tub of typical movie house popcorn. ...Read more

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Can i eat popcorn when i diet?

Can i eat popcorn when i diet?

Popcorn: Sure, provided it is not covered by sweet stuffs and you don't take too much at a time. ...Read more

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How healthy is air popped popcorn with little bit of butter ?

How healthy is air popped popcorn with little bit of butter ?

Pretty Healthy: If your butter is Salt-free, it is a pretty good snack - in moderation. If you are dieting, figure out how much of your daily fat intake you wish to invest in the butter portion, then enjoy! ...Read more

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