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I consumed apricot kernel mistakenly instead of almond and just found out they are poisonous! Is it true? What should I do? Should I throw them out?

I consumed apricot kernel mistakenly instead of almond and just found out they are poisonous! Is it true? What should I do? Should I throw them out?

Poison control: Your best bet is to call the poison control center in your area as soon as possible. Personnel there will be more able to access pertinent information and advice for you. ...Read more

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Where do I find apricot seeds?

Where do I find apricot seeds?

Apricot pits: If your goal is to grow apricot trees from seeds, look for the seeds by splitting open the pits. If you want to ingest them, not a good idea as they do have some toxicity, and no known therapeutic value. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use apricot scrub?

Is it safe to use apricot scrub?

Yes, if: It is safe to use it as a skin scrub, as long as you are not allergic to apricots, and you are not using it on inflamed, irritated, or infected skin. ...Read more

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Are there many people who are allergic to apricots?

Are there many people who are allergic to apricots?

Unusual: The major food allergens are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shelfish. Some patients with pollen allergy can have reaction to some fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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I swallowed a apricot seed while eating a apricot should i be worried?

I swallowed a apricot seed while eating a apricot should i be worried?

No: You will likely be fine. Since you are typing at the computer i'll assume you didnt get it stuck in your lungs. It should pass through your GI system normally. Interestingly; apricot seeds have trace organic cyanide. But you would have to swallow an inordinate amount of them to have poisoning. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use St. Ives Apricot scrub blemish control twice a day? It says on the bottle you can but is it bad for you?

Is it bad to use St. Ives Apricot scrub blemish control twice a day? It says on the bottle you can but is it bad for you?

Not bad: Also of little benefit for acne. Apricots are good to eat. Wash with it if you happen to like it for any reason. But if you are looking for control of acne you will need to look elsewhere. No one can prescribe for you without further information. Best results from consultation with a skin specialist. "Natural" is misleading and dishonest on any label. "Exfoliant" is not usually a useful product on ...Read more

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I read that st Ives fresh skin apricot scrub is way too harsh and cause microscopic cuts on skin. I have normal skin. 1x a week is fine? Or biweekly

I read that st Ives fresh skin apricot scrub is way too harsh and cause microscopic cuts on skin. I have normal skin. 1x a week is fine? Or biweekly

MicroBeads and Skin: Thank you for your question. Products such as St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub that contain micro-beads or other items are used to assist in sloughing off dead skin. Any product, even a gentle skin cleanser, can be aggressively used and cause irritation and potential micro-scarring to the epidermis of the skin. Certain medical conditions of the skin are also more prone to such damage as well. ...Read more