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A 48-year-old member asked:

i accidently swallowed peppermint oil will i be okay?

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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.

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Discuss these types of therapeutic baths. Oatmeal, lavendar, peppermint?

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Could I be allegric to chocolate and peppermint? How can I find out for sure?

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What are the beneficial effects of peppermint oil?

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Relax smooth muscle: Helps with cramps, passing gas. Can increase heartburn (even if enteric coated, but less so), by relaxing lower esophageal sphincter.
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What's peppermint oil used for?

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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 respiratory and skin conditions.
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A 61-year-old female asked:

Dose peppermint oil pills help conitsaption?

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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 , and laxative fruits like prunes, avoiding processed dehydrated salty foods, avoiding dehydration, and getting a good night sleep, moving through the day, and lowering stress will help as well.

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