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Doctor insights on: Gum Flare Ups After Eating Spicy Foods

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How to avoid acidity after eating spicy foods?

How to avoid acidity after eating spicy foods?

Spicy foods: Especially in people with acid reflux, spicy foods can cause hyperacidity. The best way to avoid this is to avoid the foods in the first place, but if you're having heartburn after eating spicy foods, taking chewable or liquid antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or Mylanta often helps. Regular use of medications to decrease stomach acid is sometimes necessary too. If this is frequent, see your doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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Foul smelling urine, started itchy after urination, sometimes burns to pee after eating spicy foods?

Foul smelling urine, started itchy after urination, sometimes burns to pee after eating spicy foods?

Get checked.: You may have a urinary tract infection. Or you could have a yeast infection. Get checked and find out, you may need antibiotics. If you have had unprotected sex, you may also have an std. Let a doc sort it out and treat appropriately. Avoid fragrances in soaps, creams, lubricants, detergent, any harsh soap, all fabric softeners, and generic pads/panty liners, too these can cause irritation. ...Read more

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I have really bad stomache aches (lower abdomen) after eating spicy foods, just when I'm about to have a bowl movement. Should I be concerned?

I have really bad stomache aches (lower abdomen) after eating spicy foods, just when I'm about to have a bowl movement. Should I be concerned?

Probably: You may want to keep a journal and note if this always happens after spicy foods. Possibly stay away from the spicy foods and see if any other types of foods, beverages affect you the same way. If in doubt, see a Dr. ...Read more

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Hi - I sometimes feel numbness in my mouth and gums after eating; what could it be? Thanks!

Hi - I sometimes feel numbness in my mouth and gums after eating; what could it be? Thanks!

Numbness: After you eat anything or just certain foods? Keep track in a diary as it sounds like an allergy. If it is when you eat anything then I would see my ENT md and my oral surgeon. Let us know how it works out please. ...Read more

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Why do my gums hurt after eating a lot of meat and then flossing?

Why do my gums hurt after eating a lot of meat and then flossing?

Need prof cleaning: I suspect you have gums that aren't as healthy as they can be. Healthy gums will not bleed nor be tender after any eating. If you gums are inflammed to start with, then food will get more easily impacted into the gums and when you clean the gums with floss, it will bleed and be tender. Get a good cleaning and exam by a dentist to eliminate advanced periodontal disease (which you might have). ...Read more

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Hi I get pains in my gums after eating bread even if its soft it causes irritation to my gums for a few hours afterwards whatay cause this? Thanks

Hi I get pains in my gums after eating bread even if its soft it causes irritation to my gums for a few hours afterwards whatay cause this? Thanks

Gum pain: Your gum pain is most likely caused by food impaction between your teeth or some degree of periodontal (gum) disease. However, that's just a guess. You should get a proper dental exam, x-rays and a periodontal evaluation with your own local dentist. ...Read more

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What could be making my gums hurt behind a back tooth that was hurtin me a wk ago after eating. Tooth stopped hurtin but gums do now I can hardly eat!

What could be making my gums hurt behind a back tooth that was hurtin me a wk ago after eating. Tooth stopped hurtin but gums do now I can hardly eat!

Difficult to: Diagnose, but my thought is you might have some food impaction / particle lodged under the gum. Normal culprits are popcorn, chip fragments. .. Best to be seen by a dentist for an x-ray and evaluation to correctly diagnose and treat. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why would my gum bleed or feel like I have a canker sore right after eating acidic fruit?

Why would my gum bleed or feel like I have a canker sore right after eating acidic fruit?

Periodontal disease: Your gums may be sensitive to the fruit acids especially if you have periodontitis, the disease that affects the tissues surrounding the tooth. ...Read more

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After eating lunch my upper gums broke out in miniscule water blisters. Not just one or two, but hundreds, very very small. I didn't eat anything odd.

After eating lunch my upper gums broke out in miniscule water blisters. Not just one or two, but hundreds, very very small. I didn't eat anything odd.

That is odd!: Any new toothpastes, mouthwashes, gum, spices or mints? New meds or supplements? Call doc or dentist, or if you have pain, fever, increasing rash, bleeding, to ER right away. ...Read more

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Does chewing gum after eating help to buildup of dental plaque?

Does chewing gum after eating help to buildup of dental plaque?

May help clean teeth: Gum chewing can clean teeth to a certain degree. The action of the gum rubbing on the surfaces of the teeth will scour off some plaque. However it tends to miss the areas where decay starts: at the margin where the gums are and in between teeth. It won't hurt, if sugarless gum, but doesn't replace brushing and flossing. ...Read more

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What could be causing a sporadic zapping pain in tooth then after a tight feeling in tooth and gum? This usually happens an hour after eating sweets

What could be causing a sporadic zapping pain in tooth then after a tight feeling in tooth and gum? This usually happens an hour after eating sweets

Zapping pain: This sort of pain needs to be diagnosed by a dentist. The common causes are decay, or a cracked tooth. Sometimes a neuritis can cause this. See a dentist for exam and treatment. ...Read more

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I just had dental work, woke up with the gums on that side swollen. After eating, it hurts to swallow. What is it?

I just had dental work, woke up with the gums on that side swollen. After eating, it hurts to swallow. What is it?

Prob due to the work: Dental work causes trauma to the area....But just to be sure call your dentist's "after hours" number and talk to them. They will know exactly what was done and be able to guide you...Unlikely but could be an infection....Don't be hesitant to call eventhough it is sunday. ...Read more

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41 yrs male, have bad breath over 1 year. No problem with teeth/gums but fecal breath comes after eating. It spreads everywhere I go and people run?

Gastroenterology: This does not sound like periodontal disease - although it could be a necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis to produce that degree of odor. If you've seen a dentist and they have ruled out an oral cause and you have acid reflux, it may be coming from this. Consult a gastroenterologist or an ENT doctor to evaluate you! Best of luck. ...Read more

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After eating cheese toast I have inflammation on gums behind my front teeth for 4 days unabated even after use of benzocaine, clove oil, and peroxide?

Irritation: You're continually irritating an area that is already inflammed with all the medicaments you are applying. The area will heal on its own after a few days. Stay away from spicy and acidic foods and avoid traumatizing the area any further while it heals. ...Read more

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Iwoke up this morning with tender swollen gums and cheek above my tooth bridge and last week I had sever pain in my bridge after eating something hard?

Iwoke up this morning with tender swollen gums and cheek above my tooth bridge and last week I had sever pain in my bridge after eating something hard?

Fracture?: Your tooth that is supporting the bridge may have fractured, but this is only a guess. You need to see a local dentist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Canker sore at bottom of lower gum. 3 days, getting painful. Good oral hygiene & been rinsing mouth after eating and drinking. What else to do? Hurts!

Canker sore at bottom of lower gum. 3 days, getting painful. Good oral hygiene & been rinsing mouth after eating and drinking. What else to do? Hurts!

Magic mouthwash: It's hard to treat these if they are located deep in your gums or oral tissues. Your doctor could prescribe you the magic mouthwash, which contains lidocaine, to be used locally or as a gargle. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Is eating spicy foods okay if you are on a diabetic diet?

Is eating spicy foods okay if you are on a diabetic diet?

Yes: Yes, providing that you monitor your carbohydrate intake and there are no other reasons you should not be eating spicy foods, such as acid reflux. ...Read more

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Why do I feel weird after eating certain foods with flour?

Why do I feel weird after eating certain foods with flour?

Wheat intolerance: Flur is usually made from wheat. You may have wheat intolerance or gluten allergy. Consult your doctor for a blood test to rule out celiac disease. ...Read more

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Is eating dry cereal such as froot loops okay after food poisining?

Is eating dry cereal such as froot loops okay after food poisining?

Fruity choice: Each of us is in charge of what goes into our mouths (and what comes out of them in the form of words too). So what you eat is certainly your choice. Dry cereal is okay if you like dry cereal. However, please understand that fruit loops is full of sugar, dyes, and partially hydrogenated oils. If you care about your body, you might check into less processed options. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Bad nausea after eating fried foods?

Bad nausea after eating fried foods?

Fat food nausea: 1.Stop eating them
2. Ask about gall stones in all of you family members.
3.Discuss with Dr. ...Read more

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How come I get itchy after eating these foods?

How come I get itchy after eating these foods?

Food allergies: Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts ; peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions. Up to 15 million americans suffer from food allergies ; need to avoid not only certain foods but any ingredient that contains proteins derived from them. In some cases, anaphylaxis can result. Itchy can represent a histaminic response instead of a true allergy however. ...Read more

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Why do I get acnes only after eating junk food?

Why do I get acnes only after eating junk food?

Glucose level: Certain foods cause blood glucose (sugar) to rise rapidly, triggering rise in Insulin and resulting inflammation. Excess levels of Insulin in the bloodstream trigger endocrine response that can lead to the growth of pore-clogging cells, as well as overactive oil gland activity. Upping your water intake is great way to flush out internal toxins and hydrate your skin from the inside out. ...Read more

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Can eating hot food damage your gums and tongue?

Can eating hot food damage your gums and tongue?

Definitely, yes: It's happened to the everyone at one time or another. If you burn your mouth on a hot beverage or food, the pain can be unpleasant. When your mouth is burned by hot foods, blisters can form on your gums and your tongue, the roof of your mouth or the insides of your cheeks. Prevention is the best treatment. Good luck. ...Read more