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What are uses for salvia divinorum or datura stramonium?

What are uses for salvia divinorum or datura stramonium?

Salvia & Datura: These come from 2 different families, but both are commonly used as hallucinogens. Salvia divinorum is a mint, and contains the non-alkaloid hallucinogen salvinorin a. Along with hallucinations it can cause slurred speech, confusion, paranoia, depersonalization, blunted affect, & slow speech. Datura stramonium contains belladonna alkaloids, which can induce anticholinergic poisoning & death. ...Read more

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Who uses sodium polystyrene sulfonate powder (kayexalate) rather than the suspension?

Who uses sodium polystyrene sulfonate powder (kayexalate) rather than the suspension?

See below: Powder is hard to swallow as it tastes bad, and needs to be suspended in a liquid anyway. ...Read more

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Is belladonna safe to use topically?

Is belladonna safe to use topically?

Belladonna+ arnica: Belladonna "b"and arnica each has topical pain relieving effects on the skin, for conditions deeper down like muscle spasm, pain or other tissue pains. Not dangerous but u are not to swallow it, ever! topically, there are no dangers to intact skin. If the pains are too major, this usually homeopathic strength gel may not bring all the relief you need+may need to take other pain meds. ...Read more

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What inexpensive, non-prescription chemical has good antibacterial properties?

Depends where used: For external use (skin) either isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol or hydrogen peroxide has antimicrobial properties. Internally, there are some natural antibacterial sugar alcohols, particularly xylitol. However, i would not say these can be used to treat infections. ...Read more

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Is safflower oil burned when used for cooking toxic?

Maybe: If an oil is burned with cooking it often has a lot of byproducts and contaminants from combustion that would not make it very tasty to eat anyway. It may not be toxic but i would not recommend that you use it anyway. ...Read more

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Who uses lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose)?

Who uses lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose)?

Severe Dry Eye: Lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose) has been around for years as almost a last resort for people with severe dry eye disease and should be prescribed by your eye md when other means have failed. ...Read more

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What type of uses w/ neosporin ointment?

What type of uses w/ neosporin ointment?

Antibiotic ointment: Used for minor skin injury like a scrape after a fall or a shallow cut. Helps disinfect the area and decreases healing time. ...Read more

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Is using diluted essential oils as a body spray considered safe?

Is using diluted essential oils as a body spray considered safe?

It depends: It depends on where you're spraying them, in what concentrations, and whether you personally tolerate them. If you have sensitivities towards what you're spraying, you could develop a skin or other tissue reaction. You want to dilute essential oils into a carrier oil to at least 2% (or less). http://www.aromaweb.com/articles/dilutingessentialoils.asp. ...Read more

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Is zingosol- zinc sulphate gum safe?

Is zingosol- zinc sulphate gum safe?

Maybe.: It depends on how much zinc is released into the body and how many pieces you consume in a day. Zinc in large enough amounts has been linked to neurologic damage (nerve damage). ...Read more

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Lidocaine 2 jelly used for herpes?

Lidocaine 2 jelly used for herpes?

Lidocaine jelly: If the herpese is causing shingles, then yes it can help, but if its herpese 1, taking a prescription from your doctor can help fight the virus and your body will heal the sores. ...Read more

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Are ear candles safe 2 use?

Are ear candles safe 2 use?

Ridiculous: A. It does not really work. Does not get the wax out and ceratinly does not treat ear infections b. Very dangerous leading to severe burns. C. Totally unproven tremendous downside-no upside. ...Read more

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I've always heard inhaling nitrous oxide from whipped cream canisters kills brain cells, but isn't nitrous oxide used in dentistry?

I've always heard inhaling nitrous oxide from whipped cream canisters kills brain cells, but isn't nitrous oxide used in dentistry?

Yes, but safely.: Nitrous oxide is not the problem. It is the lack of oxygen that causes brain damage. When used in dentistry we never use 100% nitrous oxide, it is always mixed with oxygen. Where people get into trouble is breathing unregulated nitrous oxide on their own and depriving their brain of oxygen. They are suffocating themselves without realizing it. ...Read more

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Has anyone used emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) for waxing?

Has anyone used emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) for waxing?

Thanks for asking!: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream applied over large surfaces can cause toxicity. It should be reserved for small areas of the skin. ...Read more

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