Spicy snacks putting kids in emergency room


AS spicy snacks like extra hot nachos get more popular doctors are warning of the possible ill effects they can have on children when eaten to excess.

Doctors claim that some snacks are starting to send children to the emergency room. The damage happens with inflammation of the stomach lining which can cause severe abdominal pain. Dr. Martha Rivera of White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles speaks of kids unknowingly being “set up for ulcerations, erosions and…peptic ulcer disease.”

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Gastritis is another common outcome, one associated with bloating and vomiting. Despite the health risks, these kinds of snacks appeal to children due to their addictive nature. Parents can help by replacing these snacks with tasty but healthier alternatives in order to protect their children from the harmful effects of too-spicy snacks.


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