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Will chewing guava leaves control diarrhea?

Will chewing guava leaves control diarrhea?

Yes: If the diarrhea lasts more than 10 days or is very severe, the patient should contact his or her physician to see if tests should be done, such as stool culture or analysis for parasites or clostridium difficile infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Will chewing peppermint leaves improve one's breath?

Will chewing peppermint leaves improve one's breath?

Peppermint leaves: Peppermint leaves will not cure gum disease, cavities, or acid reflux. The peppermint will mask the halitosis, but not cure it. Determine the cause of your problem, treat it, and be rid of it. Seek a consultation with a local dentist to start. ...Read more

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Will eating sweet food affect the treatment of pinworms?

Will eating sweet food affect the treatment of pinworms?

NO: Pinworm treatment is pretty straight (pardon the pun) forward. Usually 1 dose of medication, followed in a week by another dose. Sweets should do nothing. ...Read more

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Isit healthier to feed kids oatmeal everyday with guar gum or evaporated cane juice? Does all ecjuice contain sucralose or has to be listed ingredient

Isit healthier to feed kids oatmeal everyday with guar gum or evaporated cane juice? Does all ecjuice contain sucralose or has to be listed ingredient

Oatmeal: Why put anything in the oatmeal? It is a great food by itself. Complex carbs, fiber, some protein. The guar just adds extra fiber, and the juice is a sweetener. If you need a sweetener for taste, that is your choice, and it should not matter whether it is fruit juice, sugar, honey, etc. I would avoid artificial sweeteners in kids. The calories from a little honey is minimal. ...Read more

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What s laxative effect.?.L eat chewing gum that contains xylitol for healthier teeth.Can it have an adverse effect on my health .

What s laxative effect.?.L eat chewing gum that contains xylitol for healthier teeth.Can it have an adverse effect on my health  .

Laxative = bowels: A laxative effect means that whatever substance you ingest can help aid defecation (bowel movements) xylitol is known to be a mild laxative. Also, just the act of chewing can stimulate movement in the bowels that promotes bowel movements. Xylitol is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Will eating a whole packet of liquorice lollies affect the birth control pill? Or is it just medicinal liquorice that affects it?

Candy?: If candy licorice - this is not real licorice - just artificially flavored. If you want more detail, go here:. ...Read more

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I often will vomit after eating meats that are cooked in their own juices, can't eat gravy or anything high in grease, garlic or fat. Why?

I often will vomit after eating meats that are cooked in their own juices, can't eat gravy or anything high in grease, garlic or fat. Why?

May be stomach or : Gallbladder. If stomach is inflamed/ulcerated, fats can stimulate more acid causing more irritation. Fats can also exacerbate reflux. More likely is gallbladder problem: gb stores bile & secretes it to help digest fats; fats cause it to contract. May have gallstones or reduced gb function or gb inflammation. See pcp for evaluation, tests, options for treatment. In meantime, avoid fatty triggers. ...Read more

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How true is it that eating food infused with charcoal (like sweets and other desserts) interferes w/ or lessens the efficacy of oral contraceptives?

How true is it that eating food infused with charcoal (like sweets and other desserts) interferes w/ or lessens the efficacy of oral contraceptives?

Activated Charcoal: Foods prepared with activated charcoal is a new fad. Activated charcoal can absorb medications including birth control pills. This can make medication ineffective if it cannot be absorbed by the body. Best to forgo activated charcoal containing foods if on birth control pills. ...Read more

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After eating raspberrys, bananas, pineapples, sweet potatoes, ice cream, or drinking milk, pains start on upper right abdominal. What is wrong?

After eating raspberrys, bananas, pineapples, sweet potatoes, ice cream, or drinking milk, pains start on upper right abdominal. What is wrong?

Gall bladder concern: Young female with right upper quadrant pain after fatty foods (whole milk and ice cream) might have gall bladder dysfunction. Fried foods and fatty meats like pork might replicate pain episodes, which typically occur one to three hours after eating these foods. See your primary doctor for an evaluation. For pain that becomes constant or associated with fever go to er. ...Read more

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Does taking lipton tea in the morning before eating help to become slim?

Green tea: A study by maastricht university (holland) noted green tea has catechins ; caffeine w inhibition of o-methyl- transferase ; phosphodiesterase which effects thermogenesis ; fat oxidation. The linus pauling institute reported a study indicating that green tea can assist w glycemic control. Additionally, green tea has a diuretic effect. 2 to 5 cups is likely needed. ...Read more

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Pregnant. Removed carrots after heating canned soup. After finishing soup, noticed carrots were brown in the middle and outside. Does the canning process eliminate risk of listeria? Soup safe to eat?

Pregnant. Removed carrots after heating  canned soup. After finishing soup, noticed carrots were brown in the middle and outside. Does the canning process eliminate risk of listeria? Soup safe to eat?

Listeria pregnant: Here is a URL to CDC page on Listeria and pregnancy with full explanation. If the can is not "blown" the canning process is a vacuum producing process and so Listeria won't grow in the can but if ANY food looks odd, DO NOT EAT it, in or out of a can. Thanks http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/prevention.html ...Read more

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How can I enjoy pepper sauce & spicy foods without the harsh effects of diarrhea and stomach pains?! I refuse to give up my spicy food cravings!

How can I enjoy pepper sauce & spicy foods without the harsh effects of diarrhea and stomach pains?! I refuse to give up my spicy food cravings!

Find the cause: Millions and millions of people enjoy spice without either stomach pain or diarrhea. Do you have an ulcer? Do you have reflux (where stomach acid abnormally comes up into the tube between your stomach and your throat, causing a burn)? Do you eat the spice in a bowl of greasy, fat filled or fried food, instead of over roasted lean meats or vegetables? Find the cause to make it better. ...Read more

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Can softdrinks counter the effects of accidentally eating moldy bread?

Can softdrinks counter the effects of accidentally eating moldy bread?

No: Accidentally eating moldy bread will probably not harm you -- it's happened to most of us from time to time. Drinking soft drinks will do nothing to affect that, though -- in fact i know of nothing health protective at all in drinking them. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more