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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 cause of excessive burping?

Query: Hi doctor,For the past two weeks, I have been continuously burping after eating. About a fortnight ago, I ate spicy food and went to sleep immediately. Since then, I have been experiencing this condition.  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Is the height you provided accurate? Excessive burping can occasionally result from the consumption of spicy foods. I recommend the following: Increase your fluid intake. Take one tablet of Motilium (Domperiodone) t...  Read Full »

I felt stomach irritation and blood in my stool and piles due to spicy food. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had spicy food the day before, and the next day I felt stomach irritation, and then I noticed some blood in my stool and piles. I have taken antacids but am not seeing any results. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You have two distinct issues: gastritis, most likely caused by spicy foods, and piles. You should aim to avoid eating foods that are fatty, greasy, or hot. Instead of resting after eating, go for a walk. Instead of la...  Read Full »

I experience stomach pain after eating and drinking, and I am worried if it is stomach cancer. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,Why do I have stomach pain soon after eating or drinking something? Does that mean I have stomach cancer? I do not have a family history of cancer. I overeat spicy foods, and I have read that they can be cancerous. Is it the case? Can someone in their early 30s get stomach cancer?Please he...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I do not think you have stomach cancer. However, the possibility of an ulcer is more likely. If possible, get a gastrointestinal endoscopy done. Avoid oily and spicy foods. Avoid large meals. I suggest (consult with a specialist doctor...  Read Full »

I take 6 to 7 liters of water after taking non-vegetarian foods to avoid pimples. Is it harmful?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I have a pimple problem. If I do not take non-vegetarian and fast foods my pimples disappear but if I take egg, chicken, or meat it comes out again. And most important is that even after avoiding non vegetarian foods but if I do not drink six to seven liters of water...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to pimple problem or acne is a very common issue for young men of your age. It affects morale and creates constant anxiety in the minds. The solution to this problem requires one to adhere strictly to certain diet regimens and take abundant care of their skin. Drinking ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of breathing difficulty that increases on spicy foods?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having breathing difficulty for the past four weeks. I went to a respiratory specialist, after doing a blood and urine test, and the doctor told me everything shows normal, but due to consuming too much coffee, I have too much acid in my body, which is the reason for the breathing ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Where is the breathing issue? Is it in the lower airways like in the chest or upper airway like in the throat? Is there any blocked feeling or lump sensation in the throat that you are mistaking as breathing trouble? Is there sneezing, runny nose or post nasal drip?  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex with an unknown woman. Will I get 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 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) after 15 days and it came back negative. Now, for the past o...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 considere...  Read Full »

Can spicy food cause hemorrhoids?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26-year-old male. I am 5 feet and 9 inches tall and weigh 255 pounds. When I eat spicy food, I poop blood. Sometimes when I have constipation as well, I poop a little bit of blood. I am really scared that I have colon cancer. I do have diarrhea often. I do not have a family history ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your information and test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, in view of that, there are a couple of things that I can opine upon: I want to clarify if your body weight is in kg or pounds. Your accompanying informatio...  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 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 viral infection. Be...  Read Full »

What causes a burning sensation after bowel movements?

Query: Hello doctor, Since last few days whenever I eat any spicy food or chicken, after passing stools, I am feeling a bit of burning sensation for five minutes. After that, it goes away. That too in a week I feel 1 to 2 times. Surrounding the anus also while washing sometimes I am feeling a burning sens...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Intake of spicy food may cause burning sensation and irritation of anal mucosa which may lead to a burning pain during defecation. It is due to the spiciness of the food. You may try yogurt, cucumber, tender coconut water, probiotic capsules, buttermilk. Use tablet N...  Read Full »

I noticed a bump on my uvula five days ago. It was painful initially, but now there is no pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a bump on my uvula; I noticed it five days ago. The first day there was a slight pain. Now there is no pain. What could be the reason?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I have read your query. There is a minor bump or swelling on the right lateral aspect of the uvula. The mucosa of the mouth appears slightly congested but more normal and healthy, and the uvula mucosa appears the same as the rest of the ora...  Read Full »

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