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Sweet Syndrome: Also known as neutrophilic dermatitis. Syndrome seems to be a hypersensitivity reaction to a foreign antigen - infection, tumor, or a medication. Symptoms typically arise about two weeks after exposure and include tender, brightly erythematous, edematous, and inflamed papules, plaques, and nodules.
Genetics: We are programmed to recognize sweets in food and the taste is genetically pleasing to us. This has survival value in times of deprivation but is a shortcut to diabetes and obesity in times of plenty. Sweets can also provide a comforting feeling when other aspects of our life are not ideal.
Yes: Sweet ice tea is loaded with sugar so yes it is bad for you. Regular iced tea is not as bad; if you do it without sugar its fine or small amounts. Furthermore all caffeine is dehydrating so if trying to lose weight, this should be decreased and substituted with plain water.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on how much sugar it's made with. Having a little sugar with your tea is not a big deal; having a little tea with your sugar is a problem. I suggest patients skip the sugar & use an artificial sweetener if needed.