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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

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 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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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

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Why do I get hiccups whenever I eat? Even after only a few bites of food. They stop after eating but make eating uncomfortable.

Hiccups: Your symptoms are suggesting diaphragm irritation through possible esophageal distension. Would suggest taking really small first bites, give it a good chew effort, 1-2 sips of water, swallow and wait few seconds, then go for the next bite. This way you will avoid forming a large bolus in your distal esophagus. Timing is critical. ...Read more

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Why do I constantly get the hiccups? Mostly when i eat. I'm 48 yrs old & get them almost daily

Why do I constantly get the hiccups? Mostly when i eat. I'm 48 yrs old & get them almost daily

Stimulation of GI: Hiccups can be triggered with stimulation of the esophagus or the diaphragm. If it is happening when you eat it sounds like spasm of the esophagus are the level of the diaphragm. Suggest trying Famotidine or Pepcid (famotidine) 20 mg twice a day and if not helping within a couple weeks, see your physician. ...Read more

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Every time i eat spicy food, i get hiccups for about 2 minutes, and then they go away. The spicier the food, the longer the hiccups last. Normal?

Every time i eat spicy food, i get hiccups for about 2 minutes, and then they go away. The spicier the food, the longer the hiccups last. Normal?

Not normal, but...: This is not normal, but also not a medical emergency per se. You apparently have a strange allergic reaction that affects your phrenic nerve when eating spicy foods, thus causing hiccups. I would avoid the spicy foods. ...Read more

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No matter what I am eating, i always get the hiccups after a few bites. I don't eat or chew fast. What could be causing this? How do I make it stop

No matter what I am eating, i always get the hiccups after a few bites.  I don't eat or chew fast.  What could be causing this?  How do I make it stop

Difficult to treat: Hiccups are common and rarely problematic. Rarely they can be incapacitating and difficult to treat. Breathing relaxation techniques may be helpful. You should see a pulmonologist or a neurologist. ...Read more

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I get hiccups sometimes when i eat. How to prevent this?

Eat: Eat Slow Drink lemon in water How? *squeeze lemon in glass. *put 2 cubes of ice,if you like ice. you don't have to like ice,nor you need it. I just added for the heck of it *pour water in the glass. [ I know, you know where one pours water] * cold water, hot water,matters none. *Now enjoy the lemon in water in glass. *Make sure you don't bite the glass *Its Hic cup, use cup not glass. ...Read more

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I get a rash when i eat bananas and raw carrots. Could i be allergic?

I get a rash when i eat bananas and raw carrots. Could i be allergic?

Fruit rash: The best answer will be to get tested by a board certified allergist to determine if you are truly allergist. It is doubtful at your age that you are allergic to bananas and carrots but some individuals with severe pollen allergies can develop reactions to fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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If carrots and parsnips can cause phototoxic reactions like a sunburn, does it happen after you get the juices onto your skin, or after you eat them?

If carrots and parsnips can cause phototoxic reactions like a sunburn, does it happen after you get the juices onto your skin, or after you eat them?

Photosensitive plant: Photosensitivity can also result from touching or eating other plants, including celery, dill, fennel, fig, lime, parsley, and parsnip, as well as arnica, artichoke, chrysanthemum, dandelion, lettuce, endive, marigold, and sunflower.4, 5 lest you swear off gardening or salads altogether, be aware that most people do not react to these plants. Essential oils of plants may be more problematic ...Read more

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Can you get too much vitamin A or C by just diet alone? I eat one or 2 oranges and a few cups of carrots and sweet potatoes daily in my diet

Can you get too much vitamin A or C by just diet alone? I eat one or 2 oranges and a few cups of carrots and sweet potatoes daily in my diet

NO: Nothing harmful with these foods in these amounts. Overdose of vitamins happens only from supplements, not foods. Large amounts of carotenes in certain foods can make your skin orange colored, but that is all. Preformed vitamin A in supplements, which does not occur in food, can be toxic in large doses. Overdose of supplemental vitamin A causes birth defects, dry skin, headaches, and other things. ...Read more

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Evertime i start eating i get hiccups really bad. And they make me sick to my stomach so i don't eat anymore. Been going on for three days, wats wrong?

Evertime i start eating i get hiccups really bad. And they make me sick to my stomach so i don't eat anymore. Been going on for three days, wats wrong?

Irritation: Something is irritating your stomach and then your diaphragm, it could be any number of things, but i would suggest you see a gastroenterologist to have them evaluate you. ...Read more

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My left is has blurry vision what should i do? i eat a lot of carrots but if i get have spectacles, for how much time should i wear any idea doctor?

My left is has blurry vision what should  i do? i eat a lot of carrots but if i get have spectacles, for how much time should i wear any idea doctor?

Eye exam...: You need an eye exam, not only to determine if you need glasses but also to make sure that there isn't another medical cause for your blurry vision. The opthamologist will determine the cause of your vision problems and if you do need glasses - once they have a diagnosis they can give you an accurate answer to when you should wear them. Take care. ...Read more

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When I eat bread it gets "stuck". I feel like I have to vomit. The food feels like it is at the top of my throat & I get the hiccups.

When I eat bread it gets "stuck". I feel like I have to vomit.  The food feels like it is at the top of my throat & I get the hiccups.

Solid food dysphagia: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), infiltrative (eosinophilic esophagitis), inflammatory (esophageal ulcer), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Time for evaluation pls. ...Read more

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After I eat hot Cheetos, I get nauseas, I vomit, burning sensation, and my hiccups taste like hot Cheetos, stomach feels hard. Should I be worried?

After I eat hot Cheetos, I get nauseas, I vomit, burning sensation, and my hiccups taste like hot Cheetos, stomach feels hard. Should I be worried?

No: If your symptoms only occur after eating this type of food, this is unlikely to be of any significant concern. Recommend that you stop eating the hot Cheetos! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an oral allergy? Whenever I eat carrots, apples, nuts such as almonds, pears, avocados I get an itchy throat or swelled lips

What are the symptoms of an oral allergy? Whenever I eat carrots, apples, nuts such as almonds, pears, avocados I get an itchy throat or swelled lips

Exactly that: allergy symptoms can vary from skin rash all the way to anaphylaxis, so what you describe would be consistent with allergic symptoms. suggest seeing an allergist for complete testing and prn meds ...Read more

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Why do I get hiccups so often when I drink?

Hicupps: Hicupps, are caused by sudden contractions of the diaphragm, which results from irritation of the nerve that controls that muscle function.This nerve runs close to the esophagus(food pipe), you propably get the hiccups when you drink cold liquids, at a fast pace.Another cause can be seen in people who has gastric reflux, or hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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Why do I get hiccups all the time? I get hiccups all the time and i don't really drink pop which i heard is the common reasons for hiccuping.

The : The most common reasons for short-term hiccups are: - eating too much - drinking carbonated drinks such as soda - drinking too much alcohol - anxiety and stress - sudden temperature changes a few remedies you can try are breathing into a paper bag, sipping or gargling ice water, and holding your breath. If your hiccups are lasting more than 48 hours (which is fairly uncommon) you should see a doctor because they could be caused by: - damage to the phrenic or vagus nerves (the nerves that control the diaphragm and control hiccups) - central nervous system disorder such as stroke, meningitis, or traumatic brain injury - drugs or metabolic disorders such as barbituates, diabetes, or kidney failure. ...Read more

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I work at a nursing home - why do I get hiccups all the time when there?

Stress - reflux?: Maybe you have reflux from stress at work. Try talking to your doctor about whether you can trial some anti-reflux medicines to see if that helps. ...Read more