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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)

A hiccup is an unintentional movement (spasm) of the diaphragm, the muscle at the base of the lungs. The spasm is followed by quick closing of the vocal cords, which produces a distinctive sound. Hiccups often start for no apparent reason and usually disappear after a few minutes. Rarely, hiccups can last for days, weeks, or months. Hiccups are common and normal ...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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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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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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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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Is it okay to eat lots of raw baby carrots with braces?

Is it okay to eat lots of raw baby carrots with braces?

Brace food: We want you to eat healthy; however, you have to be careful. Loose braces caused by eating hard crunchy foods can make your treatment take longer. If you do eat baby carrots, chop them up into small pieces and you should be fine. ...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