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What is the name of the thick orange oil with a balsam scent we used in the1950s for itches?

What is the name of the thick orange oil with a balsam scent we used in the1950s for itches?

Mercurochrome!: Dang, i haven't thought of this since my abuelita used to paint us with it. It's merbromin (mercurochrome, merbromine, sodium mercurescein, asceptichrome, supercrome, brocasept, & cinfacromin). It's a topical antiseptic used for minor cuts & scrapes. It's available in most countries but no longer sold in the us because of its mercury content. The flouorescein makes the bright orange color. ...Read more

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Balsam of peru and vinegar in products safe?

Balsam of peru and vinegar in products safe?

Generally yes: It depends to a great degree on the concentration of the product. Higher levels of balsam of peru can cause kidney damage and allergic reactions when taken internally. ...Read more

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Any known product or medications using balsam of Peru that may be causes allergies?

Any known product or medications using balsam of Peru that may be causes allergies?

Must read labels...: A person with contact dermatitis allergy to balsam or Peru, or some other reaction to the substance, he must read all labels (and hope the labels are accurate). DermNet New Zealand lists the following: hemorrhoidal suppositories and ointment eg: Anusol™, tincture of benzoin, wound spray, calamine lotion, dental cement, cough medicine, lozenges, lip preparations, insect repellents, toothpaste... ...Read more

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Can I use pferde balsam(horse balsam) for lower back and sciatica pain?

Can I use pferde balsam(horse balsam) for lower back and sciatica pain?

Possibly: However, it will be temporary as it probably won't get deep enough to be next to the spine. Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether ...Read more

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Can a balsam of peru allergy result in chronic hand and foot eczema? Will not eating foods with natural balsam of peru ingredients cure the eczema?

Can a balsam of peru allergy result in chronic hand and foot eczema? Will not eating foods with natural balsam of peru ingredients cure the eczema?

Contact dermatitis: Products containing balsam of peru can cause contact dermatitis which is very similar in appearance to eczema. The best approach is to avoid using all products containing balsam of peru. Simply avoiding certain foods is not enough. If the problem continues a visit to an allergist or dermatologist who does patch testing is in order. ...Read more

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Is lorrenzo's oil suitable for adl?

Is lorrenzo's oil suitable for adl?

There are: Conflicting reports of the effectiveness of lorenzo's oil in reversing or improving symptoms of ald. It's worth a try. God bless your family! http://www.Aan.Com/elibrary/neurologytoday/?Event=home.Showarticle&id=ovid.Com:/bib/ovftdb/00132985-200509000-00002. ...Read more

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What kind of oil is healthiest for cooking?

What kind of oil is healthiest for cooking?

Olive, coconut and..: Olive oil is healthy for cooking at low temperature but is not healthy when exposed to high heat. For higher heat i recommend coconut oil, which has many health benefits and does well at high temperatures. Hi-oleic safflower oil is also good for high temperatures. See http://integrativemed.Kumc.Edu/school-of-medicine/integrative-medicine/health-topics/healthy-cooking-oils.Html for a good article. ...Read more

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