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Why do carrots give me hiccups?

Swallowing air?: Can't be sure, but I suspect the hiccups may result from the way you are eating the carrots, rather than the carrots themselves. Could you be swallowing air and/or eating too fast? ...Read more

Dr. Hatem Asad
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Hiccups (Definition)

Hiccups = involuntary spasm of diaphragm followed by ...Read more


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Why do I get hiccups when i eat raw carrots?

Why do I get hiccups when i eat raw carrots?

I do not know: Everyone is created different and maybe carrots cause an irritation of your phrenic nerve that innervates the diaphragm causing you to hiccup. Avoid carrots if you do not want to hiccup. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I get hiccups after eating carrots? Usually anytime I eat raw carrots

Why do I get hiccups after eating carrots? Usually anytime I eat raw carrots

DON'T know: Hiccups are the uncontrolled contractions of the diaphragm muscle (which controls breathing). This fetal reflex is thought to get the 'new born ready to breath' before birth.
In you, raw carrots happen to be a trigger. It is probably the
texture of the food impacting the esophagus (food pipe). I guess you have to eat them cooked. ...Read more

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Could eating vegetable soup (carrots, celery, a bit of onion) give someone diarrhea? I had 2 bowls half hour ago and now I have bad diarrhea.

Could eating vegetable soup (carrots, celery, a bit of onion) give someone diarrhea? I had 2 bowls half hour ago and now I have bad diarrhea.

It would certainly: be possible that the soup was tainted and caused "food poisoning" resulting in diarrhea. Any foods left out "warming" for a prolonged period of time at an unsafe temperature becomes a breeding ground for pathogens. ...Read more

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My 6 month is allergic to carrots and sweet potatoes. Are there othere things I should be careful of? What alternatives can I give for same nutrients?

My 6 month is allergic to carrots and sweet potatoes. Are there othere things I should be careful of? What alternatives can I give for same nutrients?

Plenty: Although both have high carotene content, neither is an essential food. Many yellow vegetables contains carotene. By the way, allergy to carrot and sweet potato is rare, even rare when allergic to both. Are you sure that your child is really allergic to these products? See an allergist if you are unclear about this subject. ...Read more

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What kind of vegetables can I give my babies beside the carrots&potatoes (7months)?

What kind of vegetables can I give my babies beside the carrots&potatoes (7months)?

All vegetables: You can give your child any type of vegetable you would like! the aap recommends exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months old but after that any food can be given. Each new food should be given separately (at least a few days in between each) so you can identify potential food reactions. Most foods at this age should be pureed (choking risk). You can also give hard crackers/cookies that they suck on. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give food and water to someone who keeps hiccuping? And who is highly congested?

Yes: People need food and water no matter what the condition. If the hiccups last for days then they should see a doctor. Pushing fluids will help the congestion. ...Read more

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Hi, my baby is nw 10mnths old.Im giving him idly, rice, carrot, beetroute n banana juices .are there any other good food to increase baby body growth?

Hi, my baby is nw 10mnths old.Im giving him  idly, rice, carrot, beetroute n banana juices .are there any other good food to increase baby body growth?

Family food: for a 10 month old normal family food with variety including different kinds of food is the best. Make sure it is soft and not too much ...Read more

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My 6.5 months baby have hb e beta thall and sometimes i'm giving her carrot juice.Is it harmful for her?

My 6.5 months baby have hb e beta thall and sometimes i'm giving her carrot juice.Is it harmful for her?

Probably not : This is hemoglobinopathy occur more commonly in southeast asia and can present with varying degrees of severity and need for blood transfusions. I can find no evidence in the literature that carrot juice would be bad for your baby, but i will keep looking. ...Read more

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Please explain why does chewing tobacco give me the hiccups?

Please explain why does chewing tobacco give me the hiccups?

Nobody knows: The cause of hiccoughs in general, but it usually involves something that stimulates the phrenic nerves, which innervate the diaphragm. Smoking and chewing tobacco are both common causes of hiccoughs. Chewed tobacco produces the same addiction as smoking, and a higher rate of mouth and throat cancer. Your body is giving you a message- please listen to it. Stop using tobacco. ...Read more

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Can i give my 10 months old baby carrot and beet root juice? I want to bring it to your notice that till 3 days back he had severe chest congestion!

Can i give my 10 months old baby carrot and beet root juice? I want  to bring it to your notice that till 3 days back he had severe chest congestion!

Okay to give: Vegetables. It is safe to give your the vegetables you mentioned. Please make sure that you visit your pediatrician regularly and get all the recommended vaccinations. ...Read more

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I've had hiccups everyday multiple times a day for 6 years, should I see a doctor? They can last from two seconds to an hour and can give me headache

Try this !: After all these years and in the absence of any other symptoms your hiccup is unlikely to have any serious cause When you start to have them fill your mouth with water and swallow as soon as the next hiccup comes It may break the cycle through vagal nerve stimulation! ...Read more

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My daughter is 10m2w. can i give her scrambled egg,potato, bananas, carrots,sweet potato,yogurt?cheese? Bread? Chunks or blendered?

My daughter is 10m2w. can i give her scrambled egg,potato, bananas, carrots,sweet potato,yogurt?cheese? Bread? Chunks or blendered?

Yes, but: Avoid whole milk, yogurt, other dairy and eggs till after age 1, introduce one thing at a time to check for ? allergy to a particular food, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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My 3 yo has orange urine today. He is getting over a cold and I've been giving him a supplement with carrot root and vitamins. Could that be why?

My 3 yo has orange urine today. He is getting over a cold and I've been giving him a supplement with carrot root and vitamins. Could that be why?

Yes: Extra vitamins and carotene get passed in the urine and sometimes color it deep yellow and perhaps orange. If there is no other complaint such as pain with urination, straining, crying with urination, then you can just watch and see if the urine clear up after you stop giving him the supplements. If it clears, then you can safely give the vitamins again if you wish ...Read more

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Doc is it safe to give thorazine (chlorpromazine) for persisting hiccups to heart patient?

Doc is it safe to give thorazine (chlorpromazine) for persisting hiccups to heart patient?

Talk to doctor: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) can help persistent hiccups, but you should ask the prescribing physician about giving it to a particular patient. Some heart patients have arrhythmias, and one's personal cardiologist would be best to answer that question. ...Read more

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What gives u the hickups for about 24hours? And how to stop them

What gives u the hickups for about 24hours? And how to stop them

PICKLE JUICE!: There are a lot of things that can cause hiccups. Most of the time it's unknown. All you need the nerved controlling your diaphragm to fire and then you have a hiccup. Here's my personal treatment that has never failed. Drink a small shot of pickle juice! (anything mildly acidic like vinegar will work to stop it) i've been using this trick since by bio teach taught me this 15 years ago! ...Read more

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When can I start giving water to drink to a baby he is 3 months old now and he usually gets hickups and I use breast milk to help him from that?

When can I start giving water to drink to a baby  he is 3 months old now and he usually gets hickups and I use breast milk to help him from that?

not helpful: Infants have no need and derive no benefit from water supplements. Breast milk or formula is designed to provide for all of babies needs. Hiccoughs are driven by an electrical wave in the breathing muscle like a heartbeat and will fade when it decides to, supplements of milk or water have no direct benefit. ...Read more

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I use carrot oil on my face to look healthy and have a good tan. It s maceration oil not essential oil. Any bad effect or sides for health ?

I use carrot oil on my face to look healthy and have a good tan. It s maceration oil not essential oil. Any bad effect or sides for health ?

Contains myristicin: Carrot seed oil contains myristicin which is also contained in nutmeg and can cause psychosis. It is thought, however, that the small amounts of myristicin absorbed is unlikely to cause the delirium, disorientation, and hallucinations that can be caused by ingesting larger quantities. However, there is a caveat in that this has never actually been tested. So, if you use this, be aware. ...Read more

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How are carrots beneficial to the body?

How are carrots beneficial to the body?

Beta carotene: They are a good source of vitamin A, beta carotene, which helps prevent blindness. They are also high in fiber. Vitamin A and antioxidants protect the skin from sun damage. Deficiencies of vitamin A cause dryness to the skin, hair, and nails. Vitamin A also prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation, blemishes, and uneven skin tone ...Read more

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Does eating carrots help your eyesight?

Does eating carrots help your eyesight?

Not really: In only in the rare situation of someone with vitamen a deficiency would eating carrots improve vision. ...Read more

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Can eating carrots improve your eyesight?

Can eating carrots improve your eyesight?

Vit A: Its not going to reverse it , but it definitely helps with night vision. Might slow down progression. ...Read more

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Are baby carrots or regular carrots healthier for you?

Are baby carrots or regular carrots healthier for you?

No difference: Baby carrots are actually regular carrots which have been cut to resemble small or "baby" carrots. Carrots are a very healthy snack but the only way to get a benefit is to eat them. Therefore "baby carrots" probably win out because they are conveniently packaged and don't need skinning or trimming and people are more likely to eat them. ...Read more

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Why do people hiccup?

Spasm: A hiccup is a sudden involuntary contraction of the diaphragm. They can happen if the phrenic nerve (the one that innervates the diaphragm) is irritated, but most often we have no idea why hiccups occur. ...Read more

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What do hiccups mean?

What do hiccups mean?

Many causes: Common triggers for short-term hiccups:
eating too much, alcohol and carbonated beverages, sudden temperature changes, excitement or emotional stress.
Hiccups lasting more than 48 hours are concerning--many many causes. This needs consultation with your doc.
If you like details..Follow this link
http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hiccups/ds00975/dsection=causes
good luck to you... ...Read more

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Why do we get hiccups?

Why do we get hiccups?

Hiccups!: Hiccups are caused from the frenic nerve that exits from the spinal column in the neck and travels down to the diaphragm along side of the esophagus. This makes this nerve the longest exposed nerve inside our body. As we eat or drink this nerve gets "bumped" by the esophagus causing it to stimulate the diaphragm to contract. It is common in babies; the nerve is still developing. More sensitive. ...Read more