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How many nutrients is in a red bell pepper?

How many nutrients is in a red bell pepper?

Vitamins A and C: Red pepper has a lot of vitamins a and c as well as small amounts of other micronutrients. ...Read more

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Does crushed red pepper make you depressed?

Does crushed red pepper make you depressed?

No reason it would: Is there a particular reason that you ask? Why would you think it would cause depression? ...Read more

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Sometimes it looks like my son has bright red blood in his stool. He eats tomato and red pepper every day. Can I assume it's from that? Anus is fine

Sometimes it looks like my son has bright red blood in his stool.  He eats tomato and red pepper every day.  Can I assume it's from that? Anus is fine

Those foods coming: through into the stool may appear as blood. It would be best to get a sample and have it tested for blood to be sure.His doctor should be able to help you with that. ...Read more

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I got sprayed with maximum strength pepper spray on my leg, .. It burned badly. I wiped it with soap but it's red. Is this ok? Could this be toxic?

I got sprayed with maximum strength pepper spray on my leg, .. It burned badly. I wiped it with soap but it's red. Is this ok? Could this be toxic?

Ouch must have hurt!: As long as there is no blistering or breaks in the skin you should be ok. The redness is like a sunburn and if its painful taking Ibuprofen and using aloe or other skin products that contain vitamin e can help. If there is blistering then without knowing how much area is involved i would advise seeing a doctor. Other than the local injury there should be no toxicity from this exposure. ...Read more

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Can red pepper take a few days to fully get out of your colon?I saw 1-3 small red spots in my stool for 2 days now had red peppers in a dinner Friday

Can red pepper take a few days to fully get out of your colon?I saw 1-3 small red spots in my stool for 2 days now had red peppers in a dinner Friday

Yes: The average time it takes for food to transit through our GI tract is about 50 hours, but can vary from a few hours to a few days. Red pepper may not fully be digested (esp. if it is dried flakes) and thus might show up in the stool. If this was bleeding, bright red blood usually comes from the rectal area and would not look like flakes. Blood from further up the GI tract is usually very dark. ...Read more

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Looked like blood in stool, bright red,on outside & mixed in a little. How do I know whether blood or red bell pepper? If blood how urgent to see doc?

Looked like blood in stool, bright red,on outside & mixed in a little. How do I know whether blood or red bell pepper? If blood how urgent to see doc?

BRBPR due to...: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), see your doctor. ...Read more

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My nose and throat are red and white in color no fever not a lot of drainage flush nose out daily with some yellow and green discharge and some times black pepper coming out not alot of pain?

My nose and throat are red and white in color no fever not a lot of drainage flush nose out daily with some yellow and green discharge and some times black pepper coming out not alot of pain?

Maybe strep,flu,etc.: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, sinus infections, allergies, etc... Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell what the cause is, without an exam and follow-up. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics. ...Read more