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My 20 months boy is suffering from constipation i tried castor oil, duphalac, etc but no relief. Doc says normal but sometimes blood comes with stool.

My 20 months boy is suffering from constipation i tried castor oil, duphalac, etc but no relief. Doc says normal but sometimes blood comes with stool.

Constipation/babies: It is never normal 4baby2 have blood around stools. That constiaption needs 2be treated.We do not use castor oil in babies. Maybe ur baby is taking in too much millk ¬ enough fiber, h2o.Fruit try using mineral oil- 2 teaspoons at bed time with some apple juice&limt the millk intake to 12 oz/day. If ur baby is still on baby bottle, discontinue it & milk intake will diminish while weaning, . ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Is daily dose of castor oil harmful ?

Is daily dose of castor oil harmful ?

Yes, very: Daily use of caster oil makes the bowel lazy, and dependant on the laxative to move its content. ...Read more

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Has castor oil ever been related to miscarriages?

Has castor oil ever been related to miscarriages?

No: If someone had been given castor oil and miscarried, i would not associate the miscarriage with the castor oil. Also, this cannot be used to induce a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can castor oil treat lipomas?

Can castor oil treat lipomas?

No, where, why ?: Lipoma is a mass of fat cells, usually not related to lymph nodes. Surgery is recommended for many reasons mainly 1- cosmotic reasons 2-on patient's request. Rarely lipoma changes into cancer after they change size, texture or radiology findings. Many patients and doctors do not do surgery, jusr follow and observe, tell us more ! is it really lipoma? ...Read more

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Castor oil thickens hair....does it thicken beard too?

Unlikely: I don't believe castor thickens hair anywhere on the body. Castor oil adheres to hair strands giving the illusion of increased thickness but there is no change in hair strand diameter. ...Read more

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I took 2 Tbls of castor oil then I googled it. Just wondering if it can harm my baby ?

I took 2 Tbls of castor oil then I googled it. Just wondering if it can harm my baby ?

How many weeks preg?: Castor Oil should not be taken without first consulting a physician. It could result in harm to your unborn baby. Castor Oil effects are very strong to the mother, it could put stress on the fetus.Under stress, fetal heart-rate increases and the anal sphincter relaxes, resulting in the release of meconium. When the amniotic fluid becomes contaminated with meconium, the baby can inhale this. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint Pain (Definition)

Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Castor Oil (Definition)

Castor oil is a laxative which is a ...Read more