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Is it possible for sum1 to eat an entire ghost pepper without getting sick? My friend claims his uncle does it but i think hes lying

Is it possible for sum1 to eat an entire ghost pepper without getting sick? My friend claims his uncle does it but i think hes lying

Could be possible: Ghost chili peppers are some of the hottest available: http://tinyurl.Com/43mh9kf -- by scoville units they're even hotter than habanero peppers. My grandfather used to eat habaneros by the handful; i remember seeing him eating them and laughing. His face was sweating but he seemed to be enjoying himself. So i guess it's possible for someone to eat a ghost pepper too. Better him than me! ...Read more

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My 15 y/o son ate a ghost pepper at school a few days ago and now has a skin rash that seems to be spreading. Can these be related?

My 15 y/o son ate a ghost pepper at school a few days ago and now has a skin rash that seems to be spreading. Can these be related?

Could be: Any food can cause an allergic reaction. But so can strep or other germs. Get this checked tomorrow or the next day to find out and be sure. Of course, if he has lip swelling, trouble breathing, high fevers, dizziness or anything else scary get him to an ER. ...Read more

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Blood in stool. Had safe sex with HSV pos 1 month ago. Eating a lot of ghost pepper salsa. Dont think I have hsv, havent been tested. Cause?

Blood in stool. Had safe sex with HSV pos 1 month ago. Eating a lot of ghost pepper salsa. Dont think I have hsv, havent been tested. Cause?

Not HSV: You should get checked to confirm that it's blood (via simple test). Most common cause in your age is simple hemorrhoids (but others causes should be ruled out). Nevertheless, despite safe sex, you should always get routine std testing. ...Read more

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Are there side effects with black pepper?

possibly: One study suggested that black pepper can lead to potassium decreases ; ^ mucosal micobleeding due to ^ hydrochloric acid secretions in the stomach. Some studies have suggested that piperine contained in black pepper may carcinogenic – while other studies indicate it may be anti-carcinogenic. ...Read more

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Is drinking lots of dr. Pepper unhealthy?

Is drinking lots of dr. Pepper unhealthy?

Yes, unhealthy: If you're drinking the full-sugar kind of dr. Pepper, you're getting 64 grams of sugar per 20oz drink. This comes from high-fructose corn syrup, which contributes to fat deposits in your liver, and plaque buildup & narrowing of blood vessels. Diet dr. Pepper is risky too. A study found that people who drink diet drinks daily were 43% more likely to have suffered strokes or heart attacks. ...Read more

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Is black pepper a healthier choice from salt?

Is black pepper a healthier choice from salt?

Usually. The average: American ingests 20 x more salt then the body needs. Too much salt can contribute to hypertension. Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. It has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bioavailability of other nutrients. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat the seeds inside a bell pepper?

Is it ok to eat the seeds inside a bell pepper?

Yes: I once met a very nice person from India, who was amazed at how much of vegetables and fruit we don't use in the USA that other countries do! We peel too much, remove seeds that others eat, don't eat stems of thigks like broccoli. She used every bit of the pepper including the white pitch and seeds. So go ahead. More fiber too! ...Read more

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Is pepper jack cheese good past the expiration date?

Is pepper jack cheese good past the expiration date?

Probably not: Best to pitch it. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more