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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can applying undiluted peppermint oil to skin cause any side effects?

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Dr. Theodore Cole
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Irritation of the skin is the most common, with or without a subsequent rash.

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What are the side effects of taking peppermint oil capsules?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 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 consciousness.

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