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Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Castor Oil (Overview)

Castor oil is a laxative which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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What is the treatment for castor oil overdose?

What is the treatment for castor oil overdose?

Treatment IV fluids: Signs of a castor oil overdose include throat tightness, skin rash, nausea, fainting, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.While castor oil is not considered poisonous or extremely toxic, there can be allergic reactions. Calling poison control and emergency medical personnel is a safe bet .There may be IV fluids given and medications to treat the sym[toms. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Futterweit
170 doctors shared insights

Castor Oil (Overview)

Castor oil is a laxative which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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Can castor oil and baking soda be used to remove facial moles safely and without scarring?

Can castor oil and  baking soda be used to remove facial moles safely and without scarring?

No: Moles can be removed by surgery, lasers, and certain prescriptions creams and ointments. If it is a new mole (one that has not been there your whole life) you need to see your family doctor or dermatologist to determine if the mole should be removed. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I put citric acid+castor oil on plantar warts(read that it's an effective cure) one's become white,swollen and burns like hell. Why?

What do you suggest if I put citric acid+castor oil on plantar warts(read that it's an effective cure) one's become white,swollen and burns like hell. Why?

Wart: There are all kinds of anecdotal treatments for warts and more that pop up as time goes by. Please see your podiatrist for real treatment and diagnosis - it just might not be a wart and you just might make it worse ! ...Read more

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I have hyperpigmentation on my face that is not acne related. I have heard castor oil works to diminish spots. Is castor oil really effective?

I have hyperpigmentation on my face that is not acne related. I have heard castor oil works to diminish spots. Is castor oil really effective?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm one day away from my due dateis it safe to drink castor oil to induce labor?

No recommended: Castor oil is not recommended. It is horribly unpleasant and also ineffective. ...Read more

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Help please! could castor oil over a swollen lymph node be dangerous?

Not at all: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation created when they react. Castor oil will have no effect. ...Read more