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Doctor insights on: Peppermint Allergy Symptoms

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I am pretty sure I have SIBO because of my symptoms and researches online. Taking peppermint oil (IBGuard) really helped. Should I take it forever?

I am pretty sure I have SIBO because of my symptoms and researches online. Taking peppermint oil (IBGuard) really helped. Should I take it forever?

No: Take as needed. It has helped you. You can get off and see when symptoms return and take as needed. You would know if you have to do it on long term basis ...Read more

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Can peppermint tea (decaf) help with acid reflux symptoms? I've seen mixed opinions; some say it makes it worse..! omeprazole is currently not working

Can peppermint tea (decaf) help with acid reflux symptoms? I've seen mixed opinions; some say it makes it worse..! omeprazole is currently not working

Generally not but...: Peppermint tea is great for relieving intestinal spasm/cramps but usually aggravates reflux. But there are many natural approaches to reflux- avoiding certain foods, homeopathy, chinese herbs, aloe vera, apple cider vinegar, dgl, marshmallow root & slippery elm. See http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfrometol/a/heartburn.Htm and http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/acid_reflux.Html. ...Read more

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Is peppermint tea good for you?

Is peppermint tea good for you?

Check out these: Links.Yes, it's safe and good for u. Take care! http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-705-peppermint.aspx?activeingredientid=705;activeingredientname=peppermint. http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/why-you-should-be-drinking-peppermint-herb-tea-before-bed.html. ...Read more

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What's peppermint oil used for?

What's peppermint oil used for?

Several uses: Peppermint oil has multiple uses. A very popular one is for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). http://tinyurl.com/kjesndd it can also help with indigestion. Peppermint oil can be used topically to help abdominal distension, antispasmodic in UGI endoscopy, headaches including migraine, and postherpetic neuralgia. A dilution is used in these latter situations. ...Read more

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Does peppermint help lower cholesterol?

Peppermint: there are claims in the commercial literature that peppermint lowers cholesterol, I can't find any good scientific studies of the same. I wouldn't count on lowering my cholesterol with peppermint ...Read more

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Does drinking peppermint tea benefit you?

Does drinking peppermint tea benefit you?

Peppermint tea: Peppermint has been used effectively for a variety of digestive issues (flatus, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose bowel movements, heartburn, indigestion & irritable bowel syndrome). ...Read more

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Can peppermint tea help you if u have IC?

Can peppermint tea help you if u have IC?

IBD??: Im not sure what "IC" means. Now , if you have inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn's or ulcerative colitis, there has been some reports that strong peppermint can alleviate or moderate some symptoms, but it's not a cure. I hope this helps. If I'm missing the boat here, I apologize. Good luck. ...Read more