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Peppermint oil in a nebulizer

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Relax smooth muscle: Helps with cramps, passing gas. Can increase heartburn (even if enteric coated, but less so), by relaxing lower esophageal sphincter.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A #: Peppermint oil has been used effectively for a variety of digestive issues (flatus, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose bowel movements, heartburn, indige... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Preventive Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Topical peppermint oil to the back may relax the muscles and ease sciatic pain. Warm soaks in epsom salts can be helpful as well. Consider a prenatal... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 25 years experience
Not Likely: Not likely that any time of topical substance will actually help the condition of sciatica. Sciatica is due to nerve root compression at a much deepe... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
You can try: although if it does, it will be transient only. Likely you will need more than peppermint oil to help.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Metzger
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes.: Peppermint oil has traditionally been used to calm a queasy stomach, help with nausea, and ease gas. It is not toxic.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Should be ok: Peppermint oil is sometimes used orally as a medicinal.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Peppermint oil: Ingestion of too much peppermint oil can cause nausea/ vomiting, abdominal pain, v heart rate, respiratory problems, dizziness, seizures or loss of co... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Essential oils: can be overused, like anything else. If you think you have a skin disorder please see your doctor. Please avoid any skin lotions that contain alcoho... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Generally Safe: Probably safe in the short term (less than 8 weeks). Heartburn, allergic reactions, flushing, headache and mouth sores are most common. Since pepperm... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
No: Take as needed. It has helped you. You can get off and see when symptoms return and take as needed. You would know if you have to do it on long term b... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Peppermint for GI sx: Peppermint oil is often used as a supplement to reduce nausea or vomiting or to quell heartburn or indigestion. It has also been used for upper respir... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Health food, online: Like most herbal supplements, peppermint oil capsules should be widely available at health food stores. If you can not find them at a local store they... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Holistic Medicine 53 years experience
It helps IBS: It decreases spasm and pain. If that is the cause of the constipation it could help. Eating more fresh vegetables like spinach or other dark greens , ... Read More

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