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Doctor insights on: Jalapenos

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How would I get jalapeno juice off contact lenses?

How would I get jalapeno juice off contact lenses?

How brave?: The Safest option is to replace them. If you can not afford that, rinse with your cleaning solution then soak. Repeat for three days before you try to put it in your eye. It shouldn't harm your eye based on experience, but it may be uncomfortable.
I once had a patient who routinely treated his eyes with powdered hot peppers. His presenting complaint? Eye redness and burning. ...Read more

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Everytime I eat spicy food like jalepeno peppers I get an upset stomach is this normal?

Everytime I eat spicy food like jalepeno peppers I get an upset stomach is this normal?

Yes: Jalapeño have a tendency to cause acid reflux in the stomach. This is usually common but if it becomes a problem you may want to stop consuming those and consult your physician. Some people tend to produce more acid than others. ...Read more

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A friend of mine ate some jalapenos and licked me and now I've got a rash there. Are these two events related?

A friend of mine ate some jalapenos and licked me and now I've got a rash there. Are these two events related?

See a doctor: Second hand contact with jalapeños should not cause any rash unless you were allergic to jalapeños. Let a doctor check it out and decide what it is. ...Read more

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Does eating a serving of jalapenos 30min before a workout aid you in weightloss/fatburning?

Does eating a serving of jalapenos 30min before a workout aid you in weightloss/fatburning?

A bit of a stretch.: Although the peppers may temporarily increase your metabolism, it is no more than 8-9%. I guess it all depends on just what aiding in weight loss and fat burning means. ...Read more

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Can jalapenos cause skin rash on basby?

Can jalapenos cause skin rash on basby?

Absolutely: You can get a contact rash where the pepper touches your skin and you can also get a red face from increased blood flow, called flushing, after eating the pepper. You can also handle the pepper and touch the baby, causing the rash to appear. Wash your hands well after handling the jalapenos. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid during the time that I will be breastfeeding? I've been told that alcohol, jalapenos, and onion are a danger to the baby?

What foods should I avoid during the time that I will be breastfeeding? I've been told that alcohol, jalapenos, and onion are a danger to the baby?

Not dangerous!: "Classic allergenic foods:" cow's milk; eggs; peanuts; tree nuts; wheat; soy; fish. Some breast-feeding women say that avoiding these items or other spicy/gassy foods, such as onions/cabbage, can help — but this hasn't been proved through research. If your baby becomes fussy or develops a rash, diarrhea or congestion soon after nursing, these signs could indicate a food allergy & need to avoid. ...Read more

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New Warfarin patient. Cook with lots of cayenne spices, jalapenos,fresh garlic. Wouldn't it be good thing if less mg of Warfarin needed for INR 2-3?

New Warfarin patient. Cook with lots of cayenne spices, jalapenos,fresh garlic. Wouldn't it be good thing if less mg of Warfarin needed for INR 2-3?

Dosing is individual: The dosing of warfarin is highly individualized and can vary by things like your diet, activity level, genetics, lifestyle and other medications you may be taking. The actual dose you are on should not be considered good nor bad, it's just the dose that your body needs to achieve the target INR. For food, we look at vitamin k, items high in K should remain stable in your diet. ...Read more

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Everytime I eat hot peppers; jalapenos, small peppers in chinese food, etc., I start hiccuping. Is this allergy?

Everytime I eat hot peppers; jalapenos, small peppers in chinese food, etc., I start hiccuping.  Is this allergy?

Intolerance : Reactions to foods like sneezing after eating Chinese hot mustard or indigestion after peppers are more properly called intolerance than allergy. Food "allergies" are more severe, sometimes life threatening reactions involving hives, swelling, wheezing and shock. Whatever term used, your issue with peppers is best treated by avoiding them or eating them in private where people won't notice hiccups ...Read more

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My ears seem to be clogged with wax when I wake up in the morning. When I go to be my ears are fine, when I wake up in the morning my ears are clogged with wax; they don't hurt as I wake up, I am not sure but this might be related to eating jalapenos, but

My ears seem to be clogged with wax when I wake up in the morning. When I go to be my ears are fine, when I wake up in the morning my ears are clogged with wax; they don't hurt as I wake up, I am not sure but this might be related to eating jalapenos, but

Wax : Wax would not clear on its own and get bad agin in the morning. It may be that your eustachian tubes that clear the pressure in your ears are getting swollen at night. This can ge due to higher venous pressure from lying down or maybe an allergy to something in your bedroom. Try sleeping with your head elevated. Try an over the counter allergy medicine, as long as you do not have a llergy to them. Loud music can cause the feeling of ear plugging and also ringing in the ears. This can also resolve 24-48 hours afterwards, but can later add up to a permanant hearing loss. ...Read more

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Can jalapenos cause sores in your throat?

Can jalapenos cause sores in your throat?

No: Spicy foods can cause a burning sensation however not cause the sores. The infection back on the tonsils would burn with jalapenos. You understand the infection or sores were first. ...Read more

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Can jalapenos cause stomach pain?>

Can jalapenos cause stomach pain?>

Sometimes: Hot peppers contain a substance which can cause GI issues. ...Read more

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What are jalapeños good for?

What are jalapeños good for?

Vitamins: They can be helpful for weight management because people tend to feel satiated more quickly with spicy foods. They provide a dietary source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A. They have Capsaicin; the health benefits are still being evaluated but you can read more here: http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/herbsvitaminsandminerals/capsicum ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are my eyes watering from jalapeo?

I'm wondering why are my eyes watering from jalapeo?

Irritation: The substances in jalapeño are a chemical irritant to the eyes. When exposed to a chemical irritant the conjunctiva reacts which causes tearing. ...Read more

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Extreme sudden craving for jalapeño, banana & black pepper, not possible for me to be pregnant, is there an underlying health issue here?

Extreme sudden craving for jalapeño, banana & black pepper, not possible for me to be pregnant, is there an underlying health issue here?

Possibly: Strong cravings for specific foods can be the result of a variety of reasons: fluctuating hormone levels, blood sugar levels, low serotonin levels in the brain, emotional reasons, or the release of endorphins (natural "feel-good" hormones that the body may release). Start with your doctor to research what may be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can eating jalapeño cause stomach cramps?

Can eating jalapeño cause stomach cramps?

Jalapeño : Spicy food can certainly cause stomach upset as well as increase acid reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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Person diagnosed with gallstones, should she avoid spicy food, raw jalepenos, raw thin peppers, green peppers, yellow peppers?

Person diagnosed with gallstones, should she avoid spicy food, raw jalepenos, raw thin peppers, green peppers, yellow peppers?

Gallbladder diet: Low fat is better, avoid fried foods, the above is ok but drink lots of water, and if you are having gb attacks, get an opinion from a general surgeon, they specialize in gb problems. ...Read more

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I was cutting jalapeños and scratched just inside my ear. Bad idea. It burned a lot and went away. This morning took shower, burned again. Help!

I was cutting jalapeños and scratched just inside my ear. Bad idea. It burned a lot and went away. This morning took shower, burned again. Help!

Try milk: Hi, Try a q-tip soaked in milk just make sure you don't push it too far in the ear canal. Dairy counteracts the "hot" element of jalopenos, a chemical called capsaicin. Make sure you clean under your nails with a nail brush and next time use gloves when cutting any hot pepper. ...Read more

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I get cramps and diarrhea when I eat bell pepper, recently I experienced the same symptoms when eating fresh jalapeño. Is it a food group intolerance?

I get cramps and diarrhea when I eat bell pepper, recently I experienced the same symptoms when eating fresh jalapeño. Is it a food group intolerance?

Food intolerance: Given your history it does sound like there is a correlation of your symptoms to that vegetable class. If you have no other symptoms and you can reproduce these symptoms when eating peppers then I would avoid peppers. If not you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm in my first trimester of pregnancy & craving pickled jalapeños & pepper sauce. I'm told, but not by professionals, that it's bad for the baby. Is it bad for the baby in any trimester?

I'm in my first trimester of pregnancy & craving pickled jalapeños & pepper sauce. I'm told, but not by professionals, that it's bad for the baby. Is it bad for the baby in any trimester?

No: If that's what u crave have it. If it upsets ur stomach or doesn't agree with u don't have it. There have been some great studies that say when a lady eats a good variety of foods when pregnant the babies eat a more varied diet. ...Read more

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I've had the runs for the past 8 days. Always feels like I've eaten to many jalapeños and have hot gas in my intestine, but when I try to go it's just liquid and hardly anything. I eat 3-4 times a day large meals and somethings not right here?

I've had the runs for the past 8 days. Always feels like I've eaten to many jalapeños and have hot gas in my intestine, but when I try to go it's just liquid and hardly anything. I eat 3-4 times a day large meals and somethings not right here?

Runs: Yes, it is agreed that something is not right here. You need to find out the cause for your GI situation w/the help of your doctor. Parasite? Food sensitivity? Stress?
Staying in this condition is dangerous. Please see your doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why do I get stomach aches and diarrhea when I eat jalapeños?

Why do I get stomach aches and diarrhea when I eat jalapeños?

Your body chemistry: Each of us can metabolize/digest certain foods better than other foods. You may have difficulty with jalapenos. If you have other foods that bother you it might be helpful to get a food sensitivity test (great plains lab) and find out what is best to avoid. Otherwise, happy eating. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I was drinking wine, eating popcorn, and eating jalapeños, and suddenly my left bottom lip got swollen. Am I allergic to something?

I was drinking wine, eating popcorn, and eating jalapeños, and suddenly my left bottom lip got swollen. Am I allergic to something?

See your dentist: if it was due to a sore. See your physician if it is an allergic reaction. Go to ER if the swelling is spreading to your tongue and airway. ...Read more

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I'm 19 weeks pregnant and I been having lots of pressure like a bowling ball in my uterus and I just went pee and it burns like jalapeño juice Why?

I'm 19 weeks pregnant and I been having lots of pressure like a bowling ball in my uterus and I just went pee and it burns like jalapeño juice Why?

Burning on urination: Your symptoms of burning when you urinate may be one of the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI). See your OB and have your urine cultured to see if you have one. If you do, there are antibiotics that can be given to you to treat it safely. Good luck. ...Read more