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Red Pepper Jelly
Is having the carrot and other parts of Vegetables from red group (pepper) in the stool normal? I don't have problem digesting the other kind of food.
Digestion: Seeing undigested or partially digested vegetables in your stool can be completely normal. I would not worry about it unless you are having other symptoms along with it. Good luck. ...Read more
Are spices like green jalepeño, red bell pepper, and black ground pepper okay to eat when you have fatty liver. I put a little of each in each meal.
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
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
My tongue is very red and cracked and sometimes it will swell a little bit. I can't eat anything with salt or pepper or spicy . I can't drink cokes?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as your symptoms suggest nutritional deficiency. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
I have a red spot on top lip. Started out no bigger than a speck of pepper and flat. Months later, it's the size of a period and more of a bump. ?
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
I have a sinus infection. Been taking an antihistamine and decongestant. Why does my nose feel like i sore red cheyenne pepper? What can I do to stop
Antibiotics: If you truly have a sinus infection, then you will need an antibiotic. Infection causes inflammation of the nasal tissue and thus the soreness and antihistamine/decongestant does nothing for an infection. Some times saline nasal irrigation may help but probably not in your case. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
black pepper: I have a couple of educated guesses as to why you might be craving black pepper. The first may be related to black pepper's ability to raise serotonin levels. The second may be that if you have a deficiency for vitamins c or k, iron or potassium – that may be supplied through black pepper. ...Read more
YES !: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
possibly: One study suggested that black pepper can lead to potassium decreases ; ^ mucosal micobleeding due to ^ hydrochloric acid secretions in the stomach. Some studies have suggested that piperine contained in black pepper may carcinogenic – while other studies indicate it may be anti-carcinogenic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually. The average: American ingests 20 x more salt then the body needs. Too much salt can contribute to hypertension. Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. It has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bioavailability of other nutrients. ...Read more
Yes: I once met a very nice person from India, who was amazed at how much of vegetables and fruit we don't use in the USA that other countries do! We peel too much, remove seeds that others eat, don't eat stems of thigks like broccoli. She used every bit of the pepper including the white pitch and seeds. So go ahead. More fiber too! ...Read more