Spicy Food

Spicy food does amp up the flavors of your dish, but it may impose some serious health conditions, and commonly results in gastrointestinal symptoms. Consuming a lot of spicy food can result in acid reflux, loss of appetite, and inflammation of the stomach lining and aggravate stomach ulcers symptoms. Make sure you do not consume spicy food frequently and protect your stomach.

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How to deal with gastric symptoms after eating very spicy food?

Query: Hello doctor, I have constipation with a stomach ache. I recently had a few meals of spicy food and I am facing the consequences for the last four to five days. The symptoms include constipation, narrowing of stools, pain in lower abdomen (especially the lower right portion towards groin), acidic ir...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am worried about the location of your pain. A right lower quadrant pain indicates appendicitis. Constipation can be well managed if there is no evidence of appendicitis. In case of appendicitis, we should be cautious to give any kind of laxatives. So before giving ...  Read Full »

My wife is recovering from postpartum cardiomyopathy. How to take care of her?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently my wife survived after having an attack of postpartum cardiomyopathy. She is 26, and her EF was reduced to 20 % when she was admitted. She had an attack of repetitive convulsion, and her lungs got filled with gastric juice. Now after remaining hospitalized for more than two w...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Regarding the diet restrictions, common salt intake should be within one teaspoon daily. Salt intake to be maintained strictly. Avoid strenuous activities. She should be on rest till she improves. It is very good that her EF (ejection fraction) improved to 55 %. That is ...  Read Full »

Can unprotected sex for a minute cause HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with an unknown woman hardly for a minute about a month back. After about four days, I got cold and a kind of sore throat, but not exactly sore throat. I got tested for HIV after 15 days and it came back negative. Now, for the past one week, I have a feeling of so...  Read Full »


Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chance of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by single unprotected intercourse with a HIV positive person is 1/200 to 1/1000. It is very low. She may be negative, so she might have asked it. Probably, the test done was antibodies tests. It is consid...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest discomfort and pain after eating a greasy and spicy meal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old with a weight of 81 kilograms and a height of six feet five inches. I had a spicy meal for the lunch before five hours and after that, I started to have chest pain with discomfort in my left wrist. I am unsure whether it is something to be worried. Is it due to heartbur...  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ongoing through your presenting complaints, I have established the cause of your symptoms. Food taken with high fat or spice content can cause gastritis or exacerbates the condition of underlying gastric or duodenal ulcer problems. Regarding your current symptoms, there...  Read Full »

Does Cabergoline increase prolactin secretion?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old female. My periods were slightly irregular, so I checked in with a gynecologist who prescribed blood tests. My TSH, FSH and LH were at normal levels, but my prolactin was high at 72 ng/mL. I have been taking Domperidone prior to the test for 15 days. My doctor sugges...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Domperidone is known to increase prolactin secretion which is the cause of your delayed periods. Cabergoline does not increase prolactin secretions; rather it is prescribed to reduce hyperprolactinemia (increased prolactin levels). Your prolactin levels are mod...  Read Full »

I need a second opinion on my oral thrush. What could be causing this?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had an oral thrush. I was taking Candid Mouth Paint and Hexidine Mouth Wash to clear it. It was cleared after two days of using but after two days it started to get black in color. I was still using the above medications, but now I have stopped taking the all oral medication...  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern about your erythematous tongue. As per your history, symptoms, and signs, it seems to me that you are having a drug-induced lichenoid reaction. Kindly let me know if you have taken any painkillers...  Read Full »

Whenever I eat something spicy, I get pimples overnight. Please suggest a remedy.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old male. Whenever I eat something spicy like patties or any hot food overnight, I get pimples on my cheeks. They are the red and yellow type and do not fade away easily. Sometimes, I have to compromise on my favorite dishes. Please suggest a remedy.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pimples occur due to hormonal changes and oily accumulation in the skin. I suggest following these steps: 1. Do not use hair oil or any sticky cream on the face. 2. Avoid oily food, chocolate, and milk products. 3. Avoid dust. 4. Use sunscreens above 30 SPF. 5. Do no...  Read Full »

What can I do to get rid of my heartburn?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from heartburn, chest pain, nausea, and breathlessness. I got done 2D echo, ECG, vitamins D levels, endoscopy, and blood tests. All the reports are normal.  Read Full »


Dr. Surbhi Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are several things you can do to prevent an episode of heartburn like: Avoid alcohol. Normally alcohol in moderation is well tolerated by many, but for people prone to acidity, even a small amount of alcohol can cause discomfort. Avoid smoking. The nicoti...  Read Full »

What can I do to completely get rid of my recurring stomach ulcer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a stomach ulcer that is not caused by H. pylori, and it is not an NSAID ulcer as well. What can I do to completely get rid of this ulcer? I am taking Ranitidine for it. The ulcer has come and gone over the past two years roughly. The stomach ulcer was diagnosed by asking a serie...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, from your history, it is not proven that you have an ulcer. It may just be underlying gastritis. I suggest you- 1. You must avoid the precipitating factors like spicy, fried food, alcohol, marijuana, etc. 2. You must lead a stress-free life. 3. You mjus...  Read Full »

I am suffering from fever and frequent stomach pain since I have got an H.pylori infection. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old female. Three years ago, I was hospitalized due to an H.pylori infection. Ever since, I regularly suffer from stomach pain, like once every three to five months. Today, I have a fever due to an upset stomach, and I noticed that when I stand up, my stomach hurts more...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may be having an intermittent acute gastritis or acid injury of the stomach. Hope you have been treated for H.pylori once. Do not worry. This is a common minor medical condition. It can be precipitated by stress, a particular diet, etc. I would recommend the follow...  Read Full »

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