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can aroma therapy and essential oils be used past the expiration date

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Expiration dates on medicines, vitamins and herbs are often unreliable; while some drugs may go bad after a certain period, an essential oil is likely ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
SIMPLE: You found something that induces levels of mental and pphysical relaxation that triggers the right environment to help you have a restful sleep! i'm ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes with certain fragrances like lavender and vanilla which can relax you but certain odors can certainly exacerbate migraine headaches as well it dep ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Aroma therapy: Is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials known as essential oils for purpose of altering mood or cognition or general heal ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Tseng
8 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Based on the information provided, fetal harm is unlikely, as long as the temperature is not too hot. There is a small risk of fainting from the vasod ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: If the expiration date is somewhere is the last year probably. Why are using them again? If you are using them again with out having seen the doctor , ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Probiotic Expiration: Most supplements and meds have an expiration because they can gradually loose their potency. This is especially true for probiotics, which are actuall ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Test a small area: "a minority of people allergic to tree nuts are also allergic to coconut, and some individuals may go into anaphylactic shock or endure other severe s ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
I wish to know: No evidence let us by a company and sell it.
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Forget peptides!: There are well-studied doctor prescribed skin care regimens that improve skin health, decrease spots, & not only decrease fine lines, but delay ap ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. : Dr. Edderai has given you a good source to answer you question. The use of fluroride in our daily lives have become a very controversial and emotion ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
None: There is no evidence that any aromatherapy oils have any medicinal properties. For lymphodema you need compression therapy.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Seagraves
16 years experience Pharmacology
No: No, it could be less effective and therefore increase the risk of resistance.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saul Schreiber
Specializes in Dermatology
Benzoyl peroxide: Benzoyl peroxide is safe and effective for acne.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Inhalation of makeup: I would expect no side effects.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Gives a photoprotective effect.
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A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Partly helpful.: While bile acid sequestrants can help lower cholesterol, statins not only lower the LDL ("bad cholesterol"), but also have what are termed "pleiotropi ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
No: No medication should be used after the expiration date. Please see doctor for new prescription
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
May not be as: fully effective. Aromatherapy essential oils are absorbed by the body via both inhalation and absorption through the skin.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) which has expired should not be used and it will not be effective and we can not recommend that.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
???????: As long as the probe has been cleaned there is no reason that a handheld unit cannot be used to image the scrotum and its' contents. The probe should ... Read More
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