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Can You Get Popcorn Shell Down The Wrong Way
Two days ago I was eating popcorn and it felt like something got stuck in my throat. I've been coughing and feeling like its hard to get good down. Why?
Very common!!: In many cases you can remove it by using a floss, knotted twice ; pulled through, but in some cases (like when it's stuck behind teeth or you have deeper pockets ; thicker gums around your teeth) you can even cause the piece go in deeper inside. This may cause an inflammation ; tenderness due to foreign body reaction. See your dentist to check it out. It can cause a gum abscess too. Be careful! ...Read more
Possibly: One potential source could be rancid butter on the popcorn. ...Read more
Do people get asbestos related disease from asbestos in the home? Like popcorn ceilings. Or do only workers exposed to extremely high amounts get sick?
Asbestos disease: The popcorn ceilings are not asbestos. Asbestos was used for insulation, mostly in factories and ships. Pts that end up with diseases related to exposure have worked very closely with it. Most have also smoked so the lung cancer could be from the TOB as well. Mesothelioma is directly linked to asbestos...sometimes you can even find the fibers in the cancer specimen. ...Read more
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
Why did my mom pass out and urniate? What is wrong and what should I do? She just fell out and urinated she's 50, she drinks a lo of coffee, uses a lot of bleach and eats only plain popcorn
Sounds: Sounds like she probably had a seizure. Even if she returned to her normal self after this event, you need to bring her to an emergency room as soon as possible. There is no way for anyone to tell you for sure if she had a seizure or didn't, solely based on what you remember happening. She needs to be evaluated by a neurologist and get a brain scan (eeg.) if she has a primary care doctor that will arrange for that to happen in the next day or two, you may be okay with staying out of the er. If she doesn't, then, please bring her to an emergency room. The next seizure she has could be while walking up stairs, driving a car, holding a baby, or any number of scenarios where a seizure could result in awful consequences. ...Read more
We have popcorn ceilings all in our house and I have lived here my entire life 25 years! Am I gonna get a lung disease from potential asbestos?
Do you know if there is asbestos in the popcorn ceiling? There may not be any. Even if there is asbestos, it is not harmful unless it gets airborne. If the ceiling not flaking, you are not getting exposed to asbestos.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
How does a dr. Get a popcorn kernel out of a 4 yr olds ear. First doc. Couldn't get it out. Now they have to get on another flight to see another dr.
I had a popcorn stuck in my molar. The inflammation has gone down but still, it is somewhat swollen and sensitive. Ithurts to brush/eat from there. Will the gum grow back?
Yes: If you had healthy gum before the popcorn incident then your gums will recover. ...Read more
Last thing I ate were caramel popcorn. About 45 minutes later the intense pain started. Slow and pulsing slowly moving down to my pubic area.
Doctor can evaluate: Lower abdominal discomfort can be from many things. Appendicitis is always a concern (pain usually worsens over time, with fever coming on). If one is constipated for several days, stool can back up and cause discomfort or pain. Gallstones and kidney stones can also cause pain. Stomach flu (gastroenteritis) and food-related causes can be painful too. One's primary doctor or an ER doctor can check. ...Read more
I give my one year old popcorn....Is that okay and if a piece of the kernel get stuck in her throat should I do?
Not a good idea: Young kids shouldn't eat popcorn. It can be a choking hazard and can then accidentally end up down the windpipe, which can be life-threatening. I have treated several young toddlers with popcorn kernels end up in their airways, and it is scary for doctors and parents alike. Here are some guidelines for you: http://www. Babycenter. Com/0_foods-that-can-be-unsafe-for-your-child_1491465.Bc. ...Read more
When I urinate it smells like burnt popcorn and worse at times now I get ask if I have hep c is that a normal questions and that's at blood tests why?
UTI?: Hep c doesn't present like that. Maybe its a UTI. Do a urinalysis with your physician ...Read more
I've noticed that I get a runny nose when eating not just spicyfood but also while eating popcorn, chocolate and frozenyoghurt too. What causes a runny nose when eating or right after?
Gustatory Rhinitis: Runny nose during or after eating is more common with spicy, hot or cold foods. The treatment that usually works beest (besides giving up those foods) is a prescription of ipratropium or Atrovent Nasal Spray used before eating. This is a prescription medication so talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
Can you get hsv1 from sharing popcorn with someone who has it like they put some in their mouth then put their hand back in to get more can I get it
Ate some popcorn now my tonsil itches. I thought I had a popcorn flake some where in my mouth still so brush my mouth still itches how do I get rid it?
Tonsilar crypts: Many people have tonsilar crypts which almost make their tonsils look like craters in the moon, and this is a place where food can often get stuck, such as popcorn. Gargles can help dislodge the area at times, but if really bothersome, you may need an ENT dr. Or even your pcp to use an instrument to get rid of the particle. Good luck. ...Read more
My OB/GYN suspect I have fibroids in my uterus until I get ultrasound what foods can I eat and is popcorn harmful?
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
Not short term:
Burning food carries carcinogens. Carcinogens are cancer producing entities. Over time eating alot of grilled, burned meat and other foods is not healthy.
When grilling outside and you eat overcooked meat you can take a Vitamin C pill. It will help neutralize the carcinogens from the burned food. Popcorn is a risk for diverticulitis. Choose better choices of snacks to stay healthy. ...Read more
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
Another: Another issue with burnt popcorn is that the kernel may not have popped completely leaving a hard core. If you bite down on this unexpectedly you run the risk of fracturing a tooth or filling. Also be careful when eating popcorn it is possible to get a piece of the thin outer shell caught in the sulcus of the gum. It acts as a sharp knife cutting down into the gum tissue a potentially leading to damage and an infection. ...Read more
Popcorn: Popcorn is a very dangerous food to give any child under the age of five. Like hotdogs it can cause a ' plug" in the throat that unless the child is mature enough to fully chew, poses a risk. You did not specify age of child but certainly under five you should not offer popcorn. Same with nuts, hotdogs and several other choking hazards. ...Read more
Popcorn is not unhealthy.
It is generally healthy but not as healthy as colored vegetables and fruits. It is a snack food that is good to eat. Do not load up on salt, though ...Read more
Is acute exposure to diacetyl (in popcorn butter) harmful, or only long-term, cumulative exposure?
Possibly...: Any "chemical" runs the risk of being potentially dangerous. Now I would never deprive you of your popcorn; but I cannot foresee the future; I am not aware of any studies to date on this topic...But just follow my standard advice; 'anything in moderation' and we'll see what the future holds (besides; I can't skip to the end of this movie and ruin it for ya) cheers! ...Read more
I accidentally had about 15 popcorn kernels. I know, a lot! Will anything happen? Or will I be fine?
Fine: You will be fine, don't worry about it. ...Read more
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