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Red Chilli Peppers cause attacks
Does anyone else have asthma problems after eating foods with Red Chilli peppers in it? I keep meeting more and more asthmatics with this capsaicin allergy and wonder why there is not more information on how certain foods can cause inflammation in lungs. One tenth of a teaspoon of chilli pepper sent me into an anaphylactic asthma attck that nearly killed me. Now that its out of my diet completely I have a 70% reduction in symptoms for the first time in 25 years.
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Your observations and comments are correct. In addition to inflammation within the lungs If the capsaicin ends up in the trachea through saliva it can cause a laryangospasm that completely blocks the airway. Use of "hot sauce" or chili pepper powder by any asthmatic (especially children)  is potentially life-threatening.
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I have never been diagnosed with asthma but googled hot peppers and asthma because recently (at age 48) I have begun to cough and have airway spasms when I cut up peppers or open jars of preserved hot peppers. How strange! I think eating them is starting to make me ill too. Do you know more about this?
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