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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

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Castor Oil (Definition)

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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

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Can you take castor oil everynight?

Can you take castor oil everynight?

Probably: Teaspoon, depends on your size and your results, may need more or less for effectiveness. ...Read more

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How do I apply castor oil, topically?

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

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What is the dosage of castor oil to a kid of 2years?

What is the dosage of castor oil to a kid of 2years?

5ml = 1 teaspoon: Caster oil is an old school remedy for constipation. I prefer MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) 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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Has castor oil ever caused a misscarriage?

Ever?: It's really hard to say whether something has 'ever' happened because no one knows. Unless you have thought up something really unusual to do with the castor oil, the answer would be 'no.'. ...Read more

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How much weight can I lose drinking castor oil?

Castor oil is: Laxative and will make you have loose stool. It is also possible to have diarrhea . If your intake matches the out put there should not be any weight lose . However , if you are restricting your intake you may loose some not because castor oil is a weight loss medicine because you are restricting . If you believe that you need to restrict your intake and loose weight , please talk to your pcp. ...Read more

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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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How long must i wait to eat after drinking castor oil?

Castor oil: Are you taking it for laxative use, to induce labor, ? Hair growth?Skin? It is a vegetable oil and if used for laxative use, it takes about 6-8 hours. ...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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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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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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