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Drinking Orange Juice
Juices not needed: Juices are the equivalent of giving a baby a coke. The sweetness factor contributes to water refusal. If u want baby to have the benefits of an apple, give apple sauce;oranges, peaches, pears, grapes etc. All benefit the child more when given as a natural food, not a refined extracted juice. ...Read more
Orange Juice: "the american journal of clinical nutrition." vitamin c, an essential vitamin that cannot be synthesized by the human body, is an important antioxidant, a substance that protects the body against the harmful effects of free radicals, the molecules that may cause tissue damage and early aging. ...Read more
Yes: Healthy and can drink it any time. Be careful of number of calories. ...Read more
Haven't heard that o: There's nothing to suggest you should drink orange juice -- your baby won't know either way. ...Read more
No: The risk of allergy is the same. ...Read more
Replenish: Orange juice would help replenish fluids and nutrients lost from the symptoms of withdrawal: vomiting, diarrhea, and sweating. ...Read more
Yes: A woman can drink orange juice while nursing, if she was fine drinking orange juice in the past. There is not a reason for her to avoid orange juice, unless she starts to have reactions to it. If she thinks the baby is getting a reaction after each time she (the mom) drinks orange juice, then the mom should talk with the pediatrician about it. ...Read more
Not really: Review of current literature demonstrates a overall inconsistent set of data to suggest that orange juice, or its constituents (like vitamin c), have any broad sweeping or amazing effect on immune function. Most review papers have demonstrated that while vitamin c may reduce some symptoms of acute infections, it has not been shown to reduce the number of infections or work as prophylaxis for cold. ...Read more
Not necessary: Allergy to oranges (including juice) can present as itching, hives, wheezing, vomiting, diarrhea and less likely anaphylaxis. If symptoms are limited to stomach upset only, it may be only a food intolerance possibly related to the acidity. If a person can tolerate a small amount, but GI symptoms with larger amounts, this supports an intolerance. Either way, if it bothers a person, avoid. ...Read more
Um, NO.: You mean actual orange juice, yes? Not orange-colored "juice drinks"? If so, yes, oj is made from pureed (/"squeezed") oranges, so it will trigger your allergy. ...Read more
Is it ok to drink orange juice while having a uterine fibrods. It's almost 3 inches big and very painful?
Yes: Orange juice does not affect fibroids.Get a more detailed answer ›
I drink orange juice everyday and I drank it tonight and broke out in hives... can it be the orange juice?
Oranje juice: Have always felt that oj is wasted calories. It is not harmful to your heart and is a good source of pottasium. ...Read more
OK: Nyquil is OK after drinking orange juice. ...Read more
Is it okay for non diabetic persons blood sugar to be 124 20 minutes after drinking orange juice?
That's quite good actually!
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Possibly: Some people seem to be sensitive to foods that they eat or drink and others don't seem to be affected at all by what they drink. Try it and pay attention to your body. If you feel the same that day and the next, then it probably doesn't matter what you eat or drink. If you have more frequency or pain, then it might be something you need to avoid. ...Read more
I ate a whole organic orange, skin and all and now I have bad hives. I can drink orange juice no problems. What is in the skin I'm allergic to?
The peel?: Rarely, people may be allergic to an allergen present in the peel and not the "meat" of the fruit. If your have only reaction to organic orange, then one will need to consider what has been used to grow and treat the orange when grown "organically". ...Read more
I woke up with a cold yesterday morning and immediately began eating lots of berries, drinking orange juice, eating chicken noodle soup. What now?
I never drink orange juice but decided to have a small drink yesterday, it burned my stomach so bad and now it's hurts so bad. Is that a ulcer?
Contains citric acid but it is not strong enough to "burn" unless you have gastritis (generalized inflammation) A gastric ulcer is unlikely to have been "silent" until the range juice!!!! You may be one of those rare individuals who react this way to orange (and other citric acid containing) foods!
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Dr Z ...Read more
Hi, my female friend has a chronic pain in her left side of belly. She cannot drink orange juice, icecream, fried food, & spicy food. Kindly advice?
Seek medical exam: There are many possible problems here so the best thing is to see a doctor for a thorough history and exam. Lab tests and possibly x-rays may be needed to more accurately pinpoint the problem. Let me emphasize you need to see a doctor who will spend adequate time to obtain a thorough history of all your problems and a thorough physical examination. ...Read more
Why do I get blisters after everytime I drink orange juice? Has never happened in the past. But blisters keep forming and popping inside my mouth 2day
Aphthous stomatitis: "Canker" sores become evident when exposed to any acidic material. They were already present. The juice did NOT cause them, only called your attention to them. Common aphthae are common and of unknown cause. If you have significant symptoms, see a dermatologist. ...Read more