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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Not at all. It won't melt away any fat.
Dr. David Schleimer
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NO: Is it safe? I do not know. Will it work as desired? No.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
I would: Definitely not recommend its use in or on the anus. Not sure what your are expecting to accomplish with its use.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Camphor: Camphor has been historically as an expectorant, to decrease flatulence and for respiratory complaints.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: It's the basis of vick's vaporub and quite poisonous if you ingest a large amount, which would be very foolish. So far as i know, ingested camphor is ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Camphor Overdose: May cause burning of mouth/ throat, ^’ed thirst, abdominal pain, nausea/ vomiting, agitation, muscle spasms, irritation of skin, rapid heart rate slow ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: If it is an ingredient in the skin moisturizer it can help with the itching if you have dry skin. If it is used for nasal redness and peeling while s ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Very unsafe: Camphor easily crosses the placental barrier and even small doses can cause fatal poisoning.To the fetus. It will also cause serious liver and neurolo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Check the label: If they do it would be on the label of ingredients
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Helps with itching: It is an ingredient used in lotions to help stop itcching when the skin is dry and the person would like to avoid steroids. It is also used in cough ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cain
36 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: No.

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