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Doctor insights on: Borage Oil And Thyroid Meds

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What's the danger in using borage oil or pilla?

What's the danger in using borage oil or pilla?

Liver issues: Can occur if the product has unsaturated pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Because of the concern of reliable quality in US products, I usually prefer other sources of GLA. There are companies that remove the pyrrolizidine alkaloids, but you should be careful about choosing your product. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take borage oil pills to induce labor?

I wouldn't: I never recommend anything to induce labor unless it is in a more controlled environment.

Letting your labor naturally start is always safer for you and your baby. Unless of course, you are going too far past your due date.

I wouldn't take a chance with over the counter products to induce labor, . ...Read more

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Can I take super b complex, magnesium, fish, flax, and borage oil, and wormwood black walnut together?? Thanks

Can I take super b complex, magnesium, fish, flax, and borage oil, and wormwood black walnut together?? Thanks

Mild interactions: Hi LoriX8
Taking super b complex, magnesium, fish, flax, borage oil and wormwood black walnut may produce loose stools. The Magnesium fish, flax and borage oil have a laxative effect.
While you can take them all at once you might be better to take the super b and wormwood black walnut in the morning and the laxative ones at beditme. Be cautious
Dr Lori Lange- Pennsylvania ...Read more

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Can evening primrose oil interact with thyroid medication?

Can evening primrose oil interact with thyroid medication?

Unlikely if. . .: Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1463-0, 1059-10639 assuming you're referring to Levothyroxine (there are thyroid medications for an overactive thyroid, too). Do be careful w/your Clonazepam as it can cause confusion, addiction & increase risk for falls & fractures (at least in elderly, no, you don't qualify yet). ...Read more

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Will taking pumpkin seed oil supplements 1000mg for hair loss, negatively effect my thyroid functioning? I have hypothyroidism taking 75mcg synthyroid

Will taking pumpkin seed oil supplements 1000mg for hair loss, negatively effect my thyroid functioning? I have hypothyroidism taking 75mcg synthyroid

Not studied: Hi. No one has studied the effect of pumpkin seed oil (PSO) on thyroid function; just like no one has studied its effect on hair loss! So take PSO to your heart's content; you're enriching some snake oil salesperson, but I seriously doubt it will have any effect on your thyroid function tests or l-thyroxine dose. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had cure autoimune disease I am of 17years can my thyroidism and brain fog due to med can cure. How long I need to take med further?

I had cure autoimune disease I am of 17years can my thyroidism and brain fog due to med can cure. How long I need to take med further?

Thyroiditis?: If you are referring to autoimmune thyroiditis (hashimoto's disease)- this at first can cause an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) followed by decreased thyoid function (hypothyroidism). You need to have your thyroid hormone levels balance to achieve balance. The medication may be need for a lifetime or the disease can resolve. ...Read more

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Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more

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Flax, fish, borage, evening primrose oils for very dry skin?

Flax, fish, borage, evening primrose oils for very dry skin?

Yes: You can try each of the above after a warm shower and use plastic wrap over the dry area doe 1 h-2 hours. ...Read more

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What are side effects or drawbacks of using sea buckthorn oil on face and neck?

What are side effects or drawbacks of using sea buckthorn oil on face and neck?

I don't believe: There are any "side effects or drawbacks" from the use of this "essential" oil on your face and neck HOWEVER I cannot find any scientifically based studies on the BENEFITS of such treatment!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Whenever I eat foods with a lot of oil continuously I get dark spots on my chest, back of the neck and back shoulders and they last for long also when?

Whenever I eat foods with a lot of oil continuously I get dark spots on my chest, back of the neck and back shoulders and they last for long also when?

Wrong question: The question is why you have dark spots and what can you do about it. The dark spots are in no way related to any food. A dermatologist will help you if you need to understand and treat this. Since "dark spots" can be due to several different causes there is no specific advise in the absence of more information. ...Read more

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I had a allergic reaction to a cutting oil where I work my face and neck aer broke out what can I do, ?

I had a allergic reaction to a cutting oil where I work my face and neck aer broke out what can I do, ?

Avoidance: Sounds like a contact dermatitis. Avoidance is only long term effective treatment. A full face shield might help temporarily. That should be a workman comp situation. ...Read more

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Hello, I bought Castrol oil I put it all over my skin mainly because I wanted to get longer lashes but I got acne all over my face+neck. What to do?

Hello, I bought Castrol oil I put it all over my skin mainly because I wanted to get longer lashes but I got acne all over my face+neck. What to do?

Good for engines but: Not good for your skin. Castrol is a brand of regular and synthetic motor oil used in cars, such as the one in my driveway. Castor oil is an oil obtained from castor beans. Wikipedia says Castrol got its name for adding castor oil to its motor oil. Anyway, eyelashes won't grow any faster with this kind of stuff. If oil is not washing off of skin easily, massage body cream into it before washing. ...Read more

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Can virgin coconut oil be used for skin asthma in the neck and mouth?

Can virgin coconut oil be used for skin asthma in the neck and mouth?

Test a small area: "a minority of people allergic to tree nuts are also allergic to coconut, and some individuals may go into anaphylactic shock or endure other severe symptoms after consuming coconut products." you may want to consult your personal physician before you apply this to your skin and mouth. A hypoallergenic alternative is using aquaphor healing ointment by eucerin. ...Read more

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I've just started retin a (tretinoin) 0.05% on my face, neck and hands. What's an oil free sunscreen you'd recommend I use? And what SPF 30 or 50 thanks!

I've just started retin a (tretinoin) 0.05% on my face, neck and hands. What's an oil free sunscreen you'd recommend I use? And what SPF 30 or 50 thanks!

Skinceuticals: Skinceuticals Physical Fusion sunscreen is water resistant, oil free, paragon free, tinted sunscreen 50 with a lotion consistency. You cause 30 for regular daily exposure and 50 if out in the sun for a long time. May have to repeat every 2 hours. ...Read more

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What is the best for painfull or pulled muscles of neck or head excercise or medicine or massage with olive oil?

What is the best for painfull or pulled muscles of neck or head excercise or medicine or massage with olive oil?

Combination of all: Assuming that it is pulled muscle, you could use moist heat several time and massage it. Motrin if you could use it will help and sometimes you need to use muscle relaxant. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I apply oil on my hair, after two days some thing like tumor shown on my Rt side bottom neck. Doc says its cervical effect. What's this?

When I apply oil on my hair, after two days some thing like tumor shown on my Rt side bottom neck. Doc says its cervical effect. What's this?

Not related: Lymph nodes at the base of the skull and along the neck will react to infections or trauma of the head by getting larger. This normal immune reaction is not considered cancerous unless a biopsy proves otherwise. Applying oil to the hair is unlikely to produce this effect. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old, Dark brown spots on my neck, no effects or itch, it might be spreading I don't know, I've tried olive oil but don' work, what is this?

I'm 18 years old, Dark brown spots on my neck, no effects or itch, it might be spreading I don't know, I've tried olive oil but don' work, what is this?

Rash: Rashes are very hard to diagnose without photograph.

If you would like a virtual consult, I would be happy to help you.
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Otherwise, I would suggest seeing a dermatogist or your pediatrician if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I have lost 122 lbs so far but my neck is saggy, I heard that olive oil w/vitamin E in it can possibly help a little. Is there any truth to that. Tyvm?

I have lost 122 lbs so far but my neck is saggy, I heard that olive oil w/vitamin E in it can possibly help a little. Is there any truth to that. Tyvm?

Congratulations: On the weight loss. Skin stretched to that degree does not go back to its tighter shape to any large degree. Stay neat, clean, treat others the way you would like to be treated. This can be the most attractive part of life. Beyond that, surgery can be very helpful. Peace and good health. Vitamin E oil directly on the skin may help if there was scarring but please see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to relieve the hot burn from peppermint oil? My husband has swelling in the back of his neck I used peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil.

How to relieve the hot burn from peppermint oil? My husband has swelling in the back of his neck I used peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil.

Cold pack may help: I would use a bit of soap and cool water to wipe off the oil, then use a cold pack (ice in plastic bag and wrapped in thin towel will do also) will help. The peppermint will "burn itself out" in about 1-2 hours (must wipe off the oil). Hope this will help. If not better, call doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more