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Old 01-11-2019, 10:22 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I don't know much about peppers except that I will not eat them. Just the smell, but worse, the pain. I don't even want to get used to that; I have nothing to prove. Hot peppers are in lots of foods now and I have to pick them out or I just can't eat it.

Are these things healthy for people? Some woman in a restaurant saw me picking the hot peppers out of the food and said that I was taking out the best part--the vitamin C. I'd rather eat an orange, LOL.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:43 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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I don't do spicy foods like jalapeño. However; there is a mild jalapeño cheese that I can eat. My other half, Mr C, loves spices and hot peppers a l o t. So, this past summer, I bought a reaper plant and put it in a container on the deck. It took forever to grow. It wasn't until very late summer that I was actually able to pick a couple off from the plant. I remembered to use gloves. I cut one up and along with some other peppers and veggies, I roasted them in a small cast iron pan. I've designated that small pan, just for him. I don't think I'd want to even attempt mixing anything in it to put on my food plate. After hearing about these breathing problems, I'm rethinking that reaper plant - not such a good idea. Mr C might convince me otherwise but if it doesn't grow, and if Mr C forgets about that, ....
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:06 AM
 
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This is the OP: I suspect post nasal drip irritation to be the cause of my reaction to jalapenos. I don't eat them but I am working on getting to the source of my post nasal drip because this has caused other respiratory problems that had to be dealt with.

One, I started using a toothpaste that treats my allergies. This is prescribed by my ENT and has been helpful but I wish it could be better. What has really helped was removing carpet from my house and decluttering. Well, I did have to rehome my cat as well so that probably played a big role. Removing as much dust from the house is key as well as staying hydrated.
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Old Today, 10:59 AM
 
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I found this post because I was curious if my allergy to jalepenos was common. They never bothered me and I grew peppers for years. I think I developed this concern after crossing two extremely hot peppers. I recall when I went to cut the result of my gardening experiment, the pepper burned my fingers. Not long after, I walked into a resturaunt and my throat started to close up. I determined that it was from the jalepenos they were just cutting. Now this happens if I eat anything with these or other hot peppers as well. It causes me to weese and feel like I can't breath, but it also goes away.
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