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olive oil vs mineral oil for constipation

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Olive oil: It can be.

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A male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Can cause pneumonia: Aspiration of olive oil can cause Lipoid Pneumonia, which is an inflammatory reaction in the lung. If you don't develop a cough, shortness of breath o ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Don't do it!: Uncertain--i can find no exact references in pubmed re: ingestion of baby oil. Nevertheless, there are well characterized syndromes associated with a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes it works: But may take several doses over several days to resolve. Stay on liquids during the time until the constipation is resolved. It is not meant nor good ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not likely: Mineral oil is relatively mild when used as directed and not in excess or for prolonged periods of time.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No need to mix: Anything but if you are using mineral oil i would take a dose independent of meals. If you are constipated go on a liquid diet until resolved. Don't a ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Probably: Will be crampy and could get dehydrated if it all hits at once. Drink alot of water and stay close to home. Why are you so constipated ? Is it chroni ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No need to mix: Anything but if you are using mineral oil i would take a dose independent of meals. If you are constipated go on a liquid diet until resolved. Don't a ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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NOT!: Olive oil is NOT a remedy for constipation...unless you have steatorrhea! Increase fiber in your diet and water consumption. Things like psyllium husk ... Read More

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