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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What is the reason for sudden red rashes on my face that itches and spread all over the body?

Query: Hello doctor,Last night, I broke out in a red rash on my face. The rash burns and itches. It also appears to be spreading to other parts of the body when touched. I woke up and found it on new areas of my face. A first opinion I received last night told me it is an allergic reaction and that taking ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have got a mild urticarial reaction. You will have to observe what causes it. It is commonly precipitated by dust, medicine, spicy food, street food, or perfume. It is not serious. Do not worry. I suggest the following: Tablet Levocetirizine 10 mg twice a day for ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a good treatment for the painful red and white bumps on my tongue.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had red and white bumps on my tongue for the past week. They are painful, sensitive to touch and hurt while eating hot, cold, and spicy food.Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Ranjit Peter

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. The common causes for these localized inflammatory lesions on the tip of your tongue are as follows; 1) Irritation against sharp teeth edges. 2) Accidental burns due to sipping hot liquids. 3) Vitamin deficiency. 4) Minor v...  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 Agrawal

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 nicotine in to...  Read Full »

Kindly help me know if the red spots and white patches on my palate are concerning.

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed the red spots and white patches on my hard and soft palate. They are itchy and gives a metallic taste. I tend to scratch them subconsciously. I have been asthmatic since childhood, and my IgE levels are always high. Kindly evaluate the picture attached and advice me on the...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had a detailed look at the picture you have sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about. Such patches are often present and can be due to chronic irritation of the area or due to mult...  Read Full »

Why do I have right-sided chest pain with prehypertension?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with a prehypertensive blood pressure of 130/80 mmHg last year. So, I am taking Telma 20 mg every morning since. I have reduced the intake of salt and oily food, and I did all the tests like 2D echocardiogram, kidney, urine, and blood tests, and all my reports were no...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. Pain in the chest could be due to heart pathology, lung pathology, neuromuscular origin or due to gastric acid reflux. Since your ECG (electrocardiography) is normal, and there is no history of injury, your pain can be due to gastric acid reflux, wh...  Read Full »

I have a burning sensation around my ribs during eight weeks of pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old female, and I am currently eight weeks pregnant. I have had a tummy ache, and my stomach is burning since yesterday. I also have a backache and a burning feeling around my ribs. I feel sick. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most probably you are suffering from gastritis. I suggest you try doing the following. You can take cold milk, which is very soothing. Avoid spicy food. Take more of fruits and salad. Eat small portions at frequent intervals. For more information consult a...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of colon cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to toilet last week and noticed a tiny speck of blood while wiping. I am not sure whether it was blood. Yesterday, I went to the toilet in the morning and noticed a dark maroon-type substance mixed with my stool while wiping. On other wipes, it was not present. So I became sad and...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The image taken before a week does not show any blood. Yesterday's photo shows a jelly-type material or mucus. But this does not look like blood. I agree that this is a part of your food....  Read Full »

I start to vomit in the morning when the wind touches my face. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old unmarried male weighing 86 kg. From the past 15 months, whenever I go out in the morning from around 4 AM to 9 AM, and especially when the wind touches my face I start vomiting. After 9 AM, I do not have any such problem on going out. I do not have any other medical...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are most likely experiencing the symptom due to a disturbed gastrointestinal flora, which may cause symptoms of bloating, belching, vomiting, constipation, etc. I would suggest you try the following. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take tr...  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 constipation cause burning sensation in anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a burning sensation in anus after bowel movements for past one week. There is no blood discharge and poop was soft. I avoid eating spicy foods. The burning sensation lasts for hours.  Read Full »


Dr. Akant Kaushal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common cause of burning sensation in anus following stools will be the consumption of spicy food. Another cause can be constipation, which can cause fissures around the anus. If this is the condition, apply Diltiazem gel 2 % three to four times a day for se...  Read Full »

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