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Can Castor Oil Relieve Joint Pain
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
Hemorrhoid: Your description sounds like a hemorrhoid. A swollen blood vessel in the rectum or anal area. A high fiber diet and laxatives, such as castor oil, can help to prevent straining while defacating which can help. A topical medication such as preparation h can help with symptoms. ...Read more
Can castor oil packs on the liver and milk thistle hav adverse side effects? I tried both a month ago and ever since been having pain in my liver area
Probably not: Milk thistle (silybum) is an herbal supplement that contains silymarin, a flavenoid compound that is said to reduce liver inflammation - but this effect is not well defined. Side effects include occasional stomach upset and diarrhea. Allergic reactions can occur. Neither silybum nor castor oil should cause abdominal pain for a month. You may want to get this pain checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
M 38w3days pregnant my due date is 16 sep.should i use castor oil in warm milk for labour pain n constipation?
No: Speak to your doctor first. ...Read more
I am 37 weeks pregnant and am 1 1/2 centimeters dialated I have had constant contractions for 3 weeks and I have had the steroid shots for the babies lungs is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor i can't sleep get sick when i eat and am in pain from
No. : No. You should not take castor oil prior to reaching your due date. Remember that your baby is 2 weeks younger than the number of weeks that you are pregnant. Your baby is not ready to be born. Once your due date has arrived, you may consult your doctor about taking castor oil to induce pregnancy. Do not do this without consulting your doctor. Remember that castor oil is a laxative. It has a bad taste, can cause abdominal cramping, diarrhea and vomiting. If you do not want to feel these symptoms, then you should avoid this. Talk to your doctor about things to do to help you be more comfortable. It is very common for women to be uncomfortable during the last few weeks of pregnancy. Your baby needs more time in your tummy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soaks: It's best to soak a piece of cloth with the castor oil, then place it over the area to be treated. The traditional material is flannel. You can also then place a heating pad over the cloth, but place something between them so that the heating pad doesn't come in contact with the castor oil. ...Read more
5ml = 1 teaspoon: Caster oil is an old school remedy for constipation. I prefer MiraLAX laxative powder (1/2 capful) mixed into a favorite 6-8 oz beverage daily until soft stool is achieved (5-7 days). ...Read more
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