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What can I do to treat swollen, red, painful hard palate that's been hurting for over a week? Should i avoid food? Can i put calendula ointment on it?

What can I do to treat swollen, red, painful hard palate that's been hurting for over a week? Should i avoid food? Can i put calendula ointment on it?

Visit your doctor: Swelling and pain of palate may be due to many reasons like trauma, allergy, irritants, infection, etc. Treatments vary depending on the underlying condition. If the symptoms persist more than 10 days, please visit your dentist or doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

For what problem?: Without knowing what you're treating, it's hard to say which would be "better." polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains synthetic antibiotics, Bacitracin and polymyxin. Calendula ointment is from the marigold plant, calendula officinalis. It's been traditionally used in minor skin wounds: skin infections, burns, bee stings, sunburn, warts, etc. Most research comes from animal studies. http://tinyurl.com/lapg2kq. ...Read more

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Can I use calendula toner? I am planning to get pregnant.

Can I use calendula toner? I am planning to get pregnant.

Toner: Calendula or marigold is known to produce allergies.Plus the toner contains parbens and other drugs that are not recommended during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I take pentasa (mesalamine) 500 mg (8 tabs a day) 4 my Crohn's but can I also take calendula capsules along wiv meds wivout it being overpowering on my insides?

I take pentasa (mesalamine) 500 mg (8 tabs a day) 4 my Crohn's but can I also take calendula capsules along wiv meds wivout it being overpowering on my insides?

Not effective: I'm unaware of any data which suggests that calendula is beneficial for crohn's or any other GI disorders. Anyway, you need to direct this question to your physician who is managing your Pentasa (mesalamine) dosage. Chrohn's disease is complex and variable, so don't skip or adjust meds without medical clearance. Good luck. ...Read more

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Black menstrual blood... Im taking primrose vitamines anda calendula tea..May be that?

Black menstrual blood... Im taking primrose vitamines anda calendula tea..May be that?

No: You have not shared what you're wanting to achieve through taking evening primrose or calendula tea. However, neither of these preparations are likely to affect the color of your menstrual blood. Calendula (pot marigold) has been used topically to treat minor skin wounds, skin infections, burns, bee stings, and sunburn, etc. Evening primrose oil has good evidence for use in atopic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Omg! My 22 month old son just bite into a bottle of weleda calendula face cream! Is this poison? Could it effect him? Pls help!

Omg! My 22 month old son just bite into a bottle of weleda calendula face cream! Is this poison? Could it effect him? Pls help!

No: This product contains a number of ingredients that pose risk with repeated exposure over time. There is no immediate risk from consumption of a small amount of the material. Do keep it away from him or discard it so he does not repeatedly ingest it. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/brand/Weleda/ ...Read more

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Can Marigold cream(Calendula officinalis) help much in healing rough dry red skin after irritant dermatitis?can i combine it with another moisturizer?

Can Marigold cream(Calendula officinalis) help much in healing rough dry red skin after irritant dermatitis?can i combine it with another moisturizer?

Calendula Cream: Calendula, a plant extract, has been used throughout history in skin preparations. Calendula is beneficial for dry or damaged skin and also promotes the fast healing and regeneration of the skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. ...Read more