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Concerned grandmother, my daughter took 2 tlbs castor oil and 4 hrs later 2 tlbs more to induce labor. I am concerned about the baby?

Concerned grandmother, my daughter took 2 tlbs castor oil and 4 hrs later 2 tlbs more to induce labor. I am concerned about the baby?

No negative effect: The castor oil may cause some indigestion for your daughter but will not harm the baby. This is an archaic method that lay people have done since the 50's or before & there is no evidence that it induced labor on a predictable basis. ...Read more

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Castor Oil (Definition)

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I am 41 years old and trying to conceive. I have a small fibroid that is blocking sperm from getting to the egg. Can castor oil packs help shrink this fibroid? And when is a safe time to do castor oil packs?

I am 41 years old and trying to conceive. I have a small fibroid that is blocking sperm from getting to the egg. Can castor oil packs help shrink this fibroid? And when is a safe time to do castor oil packs?

Please don't!: Castor oil cannot shrink a fiborid. Please do not try this, as it will not work and you may harm yourself. It is truly rare for a fibroid to 'block sperm from getting to the egg.' please get help soon from a fertility specialist or a really good obg on this. ...Read more

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When can I give castor oil to my 3 year old and what is the dosage?

When can I give castor oil to my 3 year old and what is the dosage?

Castor oil ugh!: Why in the world would you want to give your child such awful stuff? I assume she is constipated. If so an adjustment of her diet may be all that is necessary. For example cut down on the milk and dairy products, add more fruits and vegetables to the diet. Figs, prunes and dates also work well as natural laxatives. ...Read more

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Constipation. Laxatives, fiber, water, diet changes, even castor oil haven't worked. Colonoscopy 3 years ago showed no bowel obstruction. Help?

Constipation. Laxatives, fiber, water, diet changes, even castor oil haven't worked. Colonoscopy 3 years ago showed no bowel obstruction. Help?

Schedule changes: May try getting up 15 minutes earlier, exercising, and then having a warm breakfast and then time to go to the bathroom for bowel function. This is retraining your bowel and may help. This may take a few days to help, but please be patient. Cut back on dairy products, as this can cause constipation. Sorry you have had so much trouble, but this can be treated. ...Read more

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What does castor oil do to a 24 weeks old unborn baby?

What does castor oil do to a 24 weeks old unborn baby?

Maternal diarrhea: Castor oil will cause painful cramping and diarrhea for the mother. It is not likely to harm a fetus. It is not recommended for use. ...Read more

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Can I put castor oil on a 6 Month old hair?

Can I put castor oil on a 6 Month old hair?

I wouldn't: However we are not allowed to treat Pediatric Patients. Just as a Grandfather of 6 and Father of 3 before them my wife/daughters in law used Baby Oil....why not???


Hope this helps Advice NOT medical. Just Grandparent's advice

Dr Z ...Read more

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My 4 month old son having eczema on his face n gp gavel us zinc + castor oil cream n after applying that it gets worse?

My 4 month old son having eczema on his face n gp gavel us zinc + castor oil cream n after applying that it gets worse?

Eczema treatment: There may be additives within the medicine your doc gave you that your son is sensitive to. Let your doctor know about the worsening of symptoms with the treatment, as many other options are certainly available. Also, make sure chemical free on clothing/bedding/burp rags - anything that could touch his face. No dryer sheets, use scent-free detergents and face washes. Finally, moisturize often. ...Read more

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Could you put castor oil u.s.p in your hair?

Castor oil on hair: Yes you could. Lets do 2nd opinion to get better idea of what you are trying to do. ...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

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Can I take 2 oz of castor oil to kick start labor?

Castor Oil: Castor oil will help you empty your bowels. It will not trigger labor unless coincidentally your uterus is ready to start contractions. ...Read more

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I am past due and I want to induce labor. Is 2 tbsp of castor oil okay for baby?

I am past due and I want to induce labor. Is 2 tbsp of castor oil okay for baby?

Possibly not helpful: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/19780733 They studied this is Asia. Conclusion? Probably not harmful, probably not helpful. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Castor oil overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Castor oil overdose?

Castor oil overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "Symptoms of a castor oil overdose include: Abdominal cramps, Chest pain, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Hallucinations (rare), Fainting, Nausea, Shortness of breath, Skin rash & Throat tightness" REF: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/002768.htm ...Read more

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Will castor oil help to encourage growth of eyebrows and lashes?

No: Castor oil has GI effects but is poorly absorbed if at all and there is no known effect on hair growth on any part of the body. ...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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