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Doctor insights on: Cayenne Pepper And The Stomach Virus

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Can Epsom salt or cayenne pepper help with scabies? I've been to the Dr. And it is scabies.

Can Epsom salt or cayenne pepper help with scabies? I've been to the Dr. And it is scabies.

No: Permethrin cream is effective. Apply to ears completely down to toes. Leave on at least 1/2 day. ALL contacts and everybody in your home must also be treated even if they do not itch. Do not experiment on your oun. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Hello, how many grams of cayenne pepper a day to boost the metabolism?

Hello, how many grams of cayenne pepper a day to boost the metabolism?

Only in moderation: These are easy to add to your meals and snacks. It comes in whole form or as a dried spice. According to dr gupta too much of this pepper can cause diarrhea, skin rash and other harmful effect. A dash of cayonne pepper on your meals and snacks is fine as long as it is in moderation. There is no dose in grms which is safe.
You can take 30to120mgm capsule 2 to3 times a day. But talk with your doc before t. ...Read more

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What can I substitute for the cayenne pepper in the detox diet drink?

What can I substitute for the cayenne pepper in the detox diet drink?

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

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Would cayenne pepper be good for weight loss?

Would cayenne pepper be good for weight loss?

Haven't used it but.: Making food spicy often changes your eating patterns. If you are up to it. Typically it's discussed with blood pressure and homeopathic remedies like pain. Continue to ask around. ...Read more

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Do 'cayenne pepper' is really helpful for heart deceased patient?

Do 'cayenne pepper' is really helpful for heart deceased patient?

Yes: The active ingredient Capsicum is used for various problems with digestion including upset stomach, intestinal gas, stomach pain, diarrhea, and cramps. It is also used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels including poor circulation, excessive blood clotting, high cholesterol, and preventing heart disease. ...Read more

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Can cayenne pepper on your face cure acne?

Can cayenne pepper on your face cure acne?

No: Acne is a serious chronic disease that can't be cured but remits eventually by itself. Pepper will probably not touch it and will probably hurt and make things worse. I often suspect these foolish internet claims are actually cruel pranks. Get some benzoyl peroxide and see your physician if this fails. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can cayenne pepper be eaten while taking aspirin, carvedilol and clopidogrel?

Can cayenne pepper be eaten while taking aspirin, carvedilol and clopidogrel?

YES IT CAN BE EATEN: Yes it can be consumed and there is no evidence of any drug/supplement interaction as far as I know. But it is irritant to stomach and taking it with Aspirin one has to watch for GI side effects or heartburn/acid reflex. ...Read more

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Will the consumption of cayenne pepper help lessen my itch or help my body with a severe poison ivy rash?

Will the consumption of cayenne pepper help lessen my itch or help my body with a severe poison ivy rash?

Unknown: A better treatment for poison ivy rash would be taking benadryl (diphenhydramine). Consult with a local medical clinic or other source for an exam to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Will cayenne pepper help me lose weight?

Will cayenne pepper help me lose weight?

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 more

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What dosages do you take of cayenne pepper capsules to lose weight?

What dosages do you take of cayenne pepper capsules to lose weight?

Depends: There is no amount of cayenne pepper that will make one lose weight if the basics are not first addressed... eating right (cutting out added sugar, avoiding soybean oil, minimizing refined and processed foods), enough exercise, quality sleep, etc. Weight loss is a complex issue, and there is no one magic bullet for it. ...Read more

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I think I smelled to much cayenne pepper, now I'm feeling nauseas and I'll, what do you think I shold do?

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

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Can cayenne pepper trigger an episode of svt?

Can cayenne pepper trigger an episode of svt?

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 more

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What is your opinion on the lemon cayenne pepper diet?

What is your opinion on the lemon cayenne pepper diet?

Hype only: This is a fad diet. Better is to eat a balanced diet and exercise. ...Read more

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How effectively does the cayenne pepper & lemon cleansing diet work?

How effectively does the cayenne pepper & lemon cleansing diet work?

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

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Best dose of cayenne pepper for cleaning arteries and ways to take it.

Best dose of cayenne pepper for cleaning arteries and ways to take it.

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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Could cayenne pepper make acne worse?

Could cayenne pepper make acne worse?

Yes: It's actually promoted as a "pop" treatment on the internet. I suspect this is a prank. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment. ...Read more

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Assuming a supplement has 100mg of cayenne pepper @ 40, 000 Scoville units, what would be the capsaicin content, in milligrams? Thanks!

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 more

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Can cayenne pepper trigger ast/alt. And trigger svt. Is it safe to take for anxiety?

Can cayenne pepper trigger ast/alt. And trigger svt. Is it safe to take for anxiety?

No to all: The high liver enzymes and supra ventricular tach, plus your feeling so overwhelmed by life that you feel a need to self medicate for anxiety, are three very worrisome health concerns. Let a competent physician be your guide in the difficult matters of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My dad is on warfarin, my doc told him to avoid chamomile tea and cayenne pepper? Why?

My dad is on warfarin, my doc told him to avoid chamomile tea and cayenne pepper? Why?

Coumadin (Warfarin): Best to avoid all supplements unless carefully researched metabolism and anticoagulant properties.
The herb capsicum (cayenne) may prolong clotting time, Cayenne also inhibits liver enzymes (CYP1A2) and thus could slow the metabolism of warfarin.

Coumarins in the herb chamomile might increase Coumadin's effect. A woman had internal bleeding post chamomile tea regularly +coumadin CMAJ Apr 15, 06 ...Read more

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Can honey, lemon juice and cayenne pepper help for belly fat?

Can honey, lemon juice and cayenne pepper help for belly fat?

No: They won't help you lose weight anywhere except in your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scam sites. ...Read more

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Does cayenne pepper work to improve blood flow?

Does cayenne pepper work to improve blood flow?

Locally: It can increase local blood flow when applied topically. Of course this effect is temporary and has little or no bearing on systemic blood flow. ...Read more

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Can taking cinnamon and cayenne pepper make you lose weight?

Can taking cinnamon and cayenne pepper make you lose weight?

Cayenne: Both good herbs for addin heat but need to reduce intake and increase exercise as well. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is cayenne pepper safe to be left on scalp for long?

I wanted to know is cayenne pepper safe to be left on scalp for long?

Cayenne peppers: Can cause skin to become irritated. Why have your applied it? ...Read more

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Is cayenne pepper good while breastfeeding?

Is cayenne pepper good while breastfeeding?

Not so good?: Cayenne pepper and other spicy foods like chili pepper and hot sauce change the flavor of breast milk in some mothers, although not all nursing moms will experience this change to their milk. This can sometimes cause refusal to eat, or GI upset in the infant. For other infants, it doesn't seem to matter. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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