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Doctor insights on: Black Licorice Soap

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Is eating black licorice bad for you? Please advise!

Is eating black licorice bad for you? Please advise!

In some people,: eating large amounts over time can cause medical problems. It may cause abnormal heart rhythms, hypertension, edema, lethargy, & congestive heart failure per FDA consumer advisory. REF: https://www.fda.gov/food/resourcesforyou/consumers/ucm231078.htm ...Read more

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What kind of licorice? red, black etc?

What kind of licorice?  red, black etc?

For what?: Red "licorice"is not real licorice at all, mostly high fructose corn syrup, red dye and artificial flavors. It has no health benefits and is actually toxic. Better quality black licorice, while also sugary, has real licorice in it, a medicinal herb with some health benefits, though it is healthier to use as a tea, tincture or tablet. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating black licorice is bad for you?

Is it true that eating black licorice is bad for you?

Glycyrrhizin: Some licorice contains glycyrrhizin which has potential to cause side effects like numbness, muscular aches, high blood pressure, fatigue, fluid retention, headaches and can effect the heart. Licorice can interact with some medications as well. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between black licorice and licorice root?

Is there a difference between black licorice and licorice root?

Yes: Black licorice is a candy, and licorice root is a plant (glycyrrhiza glabra). Black licorice candy contains glycyrrhizin, the compound made from black licorice root that's used as a sweetener. Glycyrrizin can cause body potassium levels to fall. There are de-glycyrrinated licorice supplements available, if using for that purpose. http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm277152.htm. ...Read more

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What's black hairy tongue besides licorice?

What's black hairy tongue besides licorice?

Tobacco and: Smoking and poor oral hygiene and see this website for more information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/black-hairy-tongue/ds01134/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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Can eating black licorice cause poop to be green?

Can eating black licorice cause poop to be green?

Black stool: Eating black licorice is a known cause of black stools. Bile in stool causes green color. Blood in the upper GI tract acted on by digestive enzymes turns black and this is called melena or melenic stools. The stool will not only be black but "tarry" and sticky and very maladrous. Iron can turn the stool black but not foul smelling and tarry. ...Read more

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I've been eating natural black licorice candy daily for several months. Just read can be dangerous. I don't have high blood pressure. Should I worry?

I've been eating natural black licorice candy daily for several months. Just read can be dangerous. I don't have high blood pressure. Should I worry?

Probably ok: Not sure what danger there is to eating licorice other than danger of weight gain and diabetes. If you are eating in moderation, I wouldn't worry about it. Everyone should try to limit excess processed sugar in the diet. ...Read more

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I had a black stool yesterday and I knew because I ate black licorice and iron pill. So I stopped eating it but until now I still have a black stool ?

I had a black stool yesterday and I knew because I ate black licorice and iron pill. So I stopped eating it but until now I still have a black stool ?

Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.g. rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more

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Eating to much Black licorice cause hypokalemia, can compensate this eating food rich in potassium? Can Cause also bleeding due to lowering platelets

Eating to much Black licorice cause hypokalemia, can compensate this eating food rich in potassium? Can Cause also bleeding due to lowering platelets

Don't overdo it: The more serious risk of excess black licorice is as a cause of high blood pressure. People who have actually have gotten sick have eaten the real stuff (not just licorice-flavored candy); if this is a major component of your diet, do keep track of your electrolytes and blood pressure with your physician during your annual health check-ups. If they are okay, enjoy what you love. ...Read more

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Can black soap help eczema? Can raw shea butter help eczema?

Can black soap help eczema? Can raw shea butter help eczema?

Some help: Tar soaps have been used for eczema for a hundred years or more and can be mildly helpful for itching and the outbreak, but can be noisome cosmetically. Shea butter can be helpful by providing a lipid based moisturizing routine, but there are more elegant options that moisturize and heel skin barrier function to help eczema like the Cerave line and others. ...Read more

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Is Marie France Kojic Soap safe to use for hyperpigmentation. What are some safe medications I can take to lighten black areas?

Is Marie France Kojic Soap safe to use for hyperpigmentation.  What are some safe medications I can take to lighten black areas?

Dunno: In general hyper pigmentation involves an increased number of melanocytes or activity of those cells and soap just cleans the top layer of skin cells. I would go see a top dermatologist and discuss management issues with him/her. ...Read more

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I just bought black African soap and I wanted to know if it is ok to use on my vagina , I do know not to let it enter my canal. ?

I just bought black African soap and I wanted to know if it is ok to use on my vagina , I do know not to let it enter my canal. ?

Be Gentle: Your vagina has very sensitive skin that is particularly vulnerable to chemical compounds. A pure fragrance Free hypo-allergenic soap is best (externally only). And yes, please do not use soap inside your vagina. This is not a good idea and can lead to other problems. ...Read more