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What are your thoughts on castor oil? -- I am 38 weeks pregnant.

What are your thoughts on castor oil? -- I am 38 weeks pregnant.

Causes nausea: There are few studies to evaluate whether castor oil really works to induce labor. The few studies I've seen show that there is no difference in the timing of labor in women who have taken it versus women who haven't. The only difference is that all the women who took it felt nauseated. So if it doesn't work and makes you feel sick, I would stay away. Try nipple stimulation or sex instead. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Futterweit
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38 weeks prg. 3 cm, 50% effaced. Would castor oil or raspberry leaf tea make my contractions closer together? Still very very far apart.

Probably not: If these things (in addition to walking, sex, primrose oil, nipple stimulation, and others that don't immediately come to mind) worked reliably then we would be using them for medical inductions. Castor oil in particular has a long tradition with the midwives but it can be messy and very uncomfortable. There is no evidence of harm and and all of these things can at least seem to work sometimes. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks and I have had 90mLs of castor oil I'm 2cm dilated could this bring on labour, I feel selfish now I have done this but I'm so fed up?

I'm 38 weeks and I have had 90mLs of castor oil I'm 2cm dilated could this bring on labour, I feel selfish now I have done this but I'm so fed up?

Castor Oil: No harm, however I am not aware of any study that shows it helps. Do not feel guilty, I have not talked to any woman at 38 weeks who does not want it to be OVER!
Best of luck, and remember you are near the end. I hope your delivery is smooth. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and im thinking about taking castor oil? Any suggestions? Is it safe? Will it harm my baby?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and im thinking about taking castor oil? Any suggestions? Is it safe? Will it harm my baby?

Talk to your ob: Castor oil causes diarrhea. In the process, it can cause some uterine contractions. It is not directly harmful to the baby. However, inducing your own contractions without the knowlege of your OB can cause problems for your baby and is not a great idea. Induction without a medical reason prior to 39 weeks is not recommended. Best to discuss this idea with your Ob before you try it. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 38 weeks pregnant 1 CM dilated if I take castor oil will I go into labor?

Please reconsider: Castor oil is really not a way to get into labor and the GI cramps may be worse than labor. Talk with your physician about when the baby is mature and being sure of your dates and come up with a labor plan together. ...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 safe on eyelashes?

Why: Why would you want to use castor oil on your eyelashes? ...Read more

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How come castor oil doesn't make me poo?

Need another: You may need another product that is stronger. Or you may try wheat husks. ...Read more

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Why is castor oil good for your eyelashes?

Oil: Cod liver oil & other oils high in omega 3s improve the meibomian gland oil to stabilize tear film so does not evaporate quickly: see eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com "lid hygiene" for more info. ...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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What are the uses for zinc and castor oil cream?

What are the uses for zinc and castor oil cream?

Protection: Zinc tends to kill things ergo zinc lozenges for sore throats that was so popular years ago. Zinc also blocks the harmful UV -A and B rays from the sun protectin your skin from potential cancer causing burns.
Caster oil is a preparation you swallow which is basically a laxative. The taste is horrendous but as a kid I swore it helped with constipation. It was thought the oil killed viruses, not so. ...Read more

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How to use castor oil on my hair for hair thickness?

Don't: You will look and smell like a grease ball, and there is not a single legitimate, reasonable expectation nor Ioda of medical literature that documents that this works ...Read more

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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 bicarbonste of soda and castor oil remove blackheads?

No: Blackheads can be removed with a comedone extractor. Topical treatment with a retinoid like retin-a, differin, tazorac (tazarotene) and benzoyl peroxide can be used. Please see a dermatologist for the best treatment. ...Read more

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Castor oil @40+5 weeks 2cm dialated and 90% effaced. Would it be okay to take 2tsp? I've had no problem at all with my preg

Why: Why do you need/want to take Castor oil? It can cause contractions. Are you trying to get done sooner? If that's the case, I recommend that you not experiment or do anything without consulting your OB provider first. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between fines lines and wrinkles? If you put castor oil and lines not visible does that mean its fine lines?

How can you tell the difference between fines lines and wrinkles? If you put castor oil and lines not visible does that mean its fine lines?

Matter of degree: If you are concerned about fine lines and wrinkles in your overall age management best to see a plastic surgeon for potential treatment options for each. Peals and laser resurfacing and Botox may help with the finer lines. Botox, fillers and more aggressive resurfacing or even facelift or blepharoplasty may be required for the deeper wrinkles. Best to consult your local plastic surgeon to discuss. ...Read more

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I've recently started using castor oil to grow out my eyelashes, and it's been about 4 days and I've noticed my eyelashes fall out, is castor oil bad?

Neutral: This will absolutely not help with eyelash growth (where did you read this?). Poorly purified castor oil may contain toxins that could be dangerous to your lashes and health as well. Try another means to grow out lashes. ...Read more