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Cayenne Pepper Cold Sores
What causes canker sores & sore throat? I have canker sores on my gums, under tongue & sore throat after eating spicy pork rinds, cherries, garlic nuts.
Unknown: Canker sores or apthous ulcers are most often attributed to an autoimmune reaction of the mucosa. The causative agents can vary among persons and there is no known cure. The best thing you can do is take note of the foods/drinks that cause this for you and avoid them if you can. If you get them bad enough a topical steroid intra-oral med can be applied to them to minimize the outbreak. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be Careful: It is important to know that "cold sores" are caused by a virus called the Herpes virus. They are easily spread from one person to another. A canker sore, or Aphtous ulcer, is probably caused by an autoimmune reaction (the body fighting itself) Medicine for one of these is not intended for the other type of mouth sore. The anbesol cream is probably mostly for numbing the sore. ...Read more
Ancient analgesics.: Cissus quadrangularis is a plant native to both asia, and africa, especially india. Entire vine is used for medicinal purpose. Throughout history, it has been used for analgesic purposes. It is claimed to have healing properties rather than promoting 'cold sores ' ! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dried Orange Peel: Is one ingredient used in mixtures with traditional chinese medicine. Although this may help with sore throats, for significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Person diagnosed with gallstones, should she avoid spicy food, raw jalepenos, raw thin peppers, green peppers, yellow peppers?
Vrus vs. environment: A canker sore or aphthous ulcer usually is caused by stress to movable tissue areas and has a white center surrounded by a reddish area.. The stress could be from food allergy or caused by trauma. A cold sore is caused by the herpes simplex virus and occurs around the lips and could infect the throat and can affect gum tissue as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is very irritating to skin if not diluted in a carrier oil (and sometimes water as well). Genital tissues are especially sensitive - so user beware. ...Read more
Yes they can bleed: A cold sore is a herpes simplex viral infection that occurs most commonly on th lips of the mouth, but can also occur on the penis and vulva, and other places of the skin. During the first stage, they produce a tender sore, that can then form a scab and bleed. Use vaseline to keep the area moist, and try drug- store medicines for cold sores, or get a prescription for acyclovir. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I smelled to much cayenne pepper, now I'm feeling nauseas and I'll, what do you think I shold do?
Don't stress: Since this was over 23 hours ago I imagine any reaction has passed by now. Sorry no one answered sooner but there may not have been much to do except ride out the reaction. Smelling cayenne is not a serious problem, in fact cayenne has many health benefits. If you had the homeopathic remedy Nux vomica 30c taking a few pellets may have helped. See https://draxe.com/cayenne-pepper-benefits/ ...Read more
Yes: Anything that can cause pain, anxiety and as a result increase adrenaline release can trigger an episode of svt. Some people are more prone to this than others and an individual can have a lot of variability in there own susceptibility. So you can have instances where you have the svt and have the same circumstances on another occaission fail to produce the same result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not safe: It is supposed to work as a detox diet to help eliminate toxins from your body.This is also used as weight loss diet it does have side effects body may be deprived of essentioal nutrients, this can cause nutrition deficiencies. Once the diet is over the person may consume more food and may gain weight it causes diarrhea in the beginning and end up as constipation headache, fatigue, loss of lean mus. ...Read more
Cayenne peppers: can cause skin to become irritated. Why have your applied it ? ...Read more
Not really: It is cayonne pepper, lemon juice, water and natural maple syrup that is used in the detox drink and there is no substitution. ...Read more
Herbal Myths: I know of no physician who would prescribe cayenne pepper as a treatment. So, i think this question may be beyond the scope of this medical app. I know of no science or medical recommendation for this kind of treatment. I believe this is a myth and I am wary of taking this seriously. ...Read more
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Weightlifter with hemrrhoids. If i get band surgery how long until i can lift again? Will cayenne pepper keep me from getting them again?
Assuming a supplement has 100mg of cayenne pepper @ 40,000 Scoville units, what would be the capsaicin content, in milligrams? Thanks!
Add cayenne to diet: Much better to just add cayenne pepper to your cooking. Add some spice to your life! When you take it in capsule form you miss all of the zing. Better yet get a fresh habanéro at your local grocery and add some real zing (up to 750,000 SHU) to your diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely to happen: Eating foods that contain cayenne pepper can help with weight loss only if a person doesn't increase the total amount of calories eaten per day. For example, eating spicy food might lower a person's appetite, so he doesn't eat as much at that meal. However, drinking a root beer float to wash down the spiciness will give a person lots of sugar & fat calories, thus increasing his calories & weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Listen to your body: Wikipedia has a number of possibilities and other sites as well. There is an entire book devoted to health benefits. The caution to start with a very low dose that would be used in cooking as a spice is wise. With a slow increase you can to see how you personally respond. ...Read more
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