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When you use peppermint oil to help with nausea and diarrhea, stomach issues like that..... do you just rub the oil on stomach?

When you use peppermint oil to help with nausea and diarrhea, stomach issues like that..... do you just rub the oil on stomach?

Peppermint oil: This is an older treatment for irritable bowel syndrome symptoms in particular abdominal discomfort. It is moderately effective but you usually have to ingest large amounts for it to be effective. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Does peppermint oil supplement need to be "enteric coated" for it to benefit the colon? I have bowel issues such as diarrhea and spasm.

Does peppermint oil supplement need to be "enteric coated" for it to benefit the colon? I have bowel issues such as diarrhea and spasm.

Supplements: Be very careful with supplements as they are not regulated with regard to their contents and can often make people sicker rather than better. Consult with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is peppermint tea good for you?

Is peppermint tea good for you?

Check out these: Links. Yes, it's safe and good for u. Take care! Http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-705-peppermint. Aspx? Activeingredientid=705;activeingredientname=peppermint. Http://www. Fitday. Com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/why-you-should-be-drinking-peppermint-herb-tea-before-bed. Html. ...Read more

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Does peppermint tea help with constipation?

Does peppermint tea help with constipation?

Tes: No, it will sometimes help with upper digestion. There are tea laxatives with senna or cascara that may help. ...Read more

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Can my 5 1/2 month old drink peppermint tea?

Can my 5 1/2 month old drink peppermint tea?

Tea for babies: It is not recommended as a general rule. It offers no benefits to the baby's nutrition and if given too much, too young the baby can actually get water intoxication (water poisoning) which can be life-threatening. Wait to talk to your doctor at your baby's next well visit. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are antioxidants in peppermint tea?

Can you tell me if there are antioxidants in peppermint tea?

Yes, there are: Most teas (including peppermint) are rich with antioxidants. ...Read more

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I have had extremely bad wind but only when I eat, I've tried peppermint tea&tablets, charcoal, degas and nothing is helping. What could it be?

I have had extremely bad wind but only when I eat, I've tried peppermint tea&tablets, charcoal, degas and nothing is helping. What could it be?

Digestion: You likely lack enzymes necessary to digest the food. I have no vested interest in this product but do recommend "digest extra" sold at the vitamin shoppe. It has all the enzymes your body needs for food breakdown and usually does the trick. ...Read more

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Does drinking peppermint tea benefit you?

Does drinking peppermint tea benefit you?

Peppermint tea: Peppermint has been used effectively for a variety of digestive issues (flatus, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose bowel movements, heartburn, indigestion & irritable bowel syndrome). ...Read more

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Can peppermint tea help you if u have IC?

Can peppermint tea help you if u have IC?

IBD??: I'm not sure what "IC" means. Now, if you have inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn's or ulcerative colitis, there has been some reports that strong peppermint can alleviate or moderate some symptoms, but it's not a cure. I hope this helps. If I'm missing the boat here, I apologize. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ok to give peppermint tea to child with abd pain?

Ok to give peppermint tea to child with abd pain?

Depends: I would not give it to a child under 6 months of age. If they are older than that, it should be ok if only a small amount is given. ...Read more

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I was wondering is drinking a lot of peppermint tea bad for you?

I was wondering is drinking a lot of peppermint tea bad for you?

Moderation.: TOO MUCH Peppermint tea can lead to GI and renal problems. See: http://www. Healthline. Com/health/peppermint-health-potential#3 ...Read more

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Can you tell me is drinking a lot of peppermint tea bad for you?

Can you tell me is drinking a lot of peppermint tea bad for you?

Peppermint tea: Peppermint tea has been referred to as “stomach healer” as it can help with cramps, loose stools & GI upset. So it may well help with abdominal bloating after meals.
Peppermint overdose can cause v heart rate, palpitations, loose bowel movements ...Read more

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My BP is usually 110/68 in the morning. The last week its been up to 130/80. been drinking ginger tea with peppermint tea the last week. Any thoughts?

My BP is usually 110/68 in the morning. The last week its been up to 130/80. been drinking ginger tea with peppermint tea the last week. Any thoughts?

Both numbers normal: Both 110/68 and 130/80 are normal blood pressure readings. Blood-pressure readings are dynamic, that is they change throughout the day. Many things can affect your blood pressure including medications (such as Adderall), anxiety, salt intake and amount of sleep. Ginger tea or peppermint tea are very unlikely to be affecting your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can peppermint tea really kill bad breath?

Can peppermint tea really kill bad breath?

Temporary: It will only mask the bad odor. You need to determine the source, gum infection or what you ate. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is peppermint tea good for someone with the flu?

Can't hurt: The flu will run it's course over 7-14 days. Tea will help to keep you hydrated. It won't affect the duration/severity of the flu. ...Read more

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Can a 1 yr old have warm peppermint tea? She has a little cold/cough

Can a 1 yr old have warm peppermint tea? She has a little cold/cough

Yes: It's a lovely remedy. If she were older, a small teaspoon of honey is helpful for cough, but should NOT be given to babies a year or less due to the risk of botulism. ...Read more

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How do peppermint and other mint/green teas benefit your digestive system?

How do peppermint and other mint/green teas benefit your digestive system?

Not much: They are known as "carminatives" and they help you to burp-----little else. ...Read more

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Does peppermint tea really work to alleviate stomach problems?

Does peppermint tea really work to alleviate stomach problems?

Some, not all: Peppermint can decrease muscle spasm in bowel, so may help with cramping; carminative (helps passing gas). Can increase reflux from stomach into esophagus, so would worsen that problem. Does not take the place of meds, diet, etc. For other conditions, like celiac sprue, inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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Is peppermint tea good for getting rid of bloating or is that just a myth?

Is peppermint tea good for getting rid of bloating or is that just a myth?

Depends on what you mean by bloated: "loading" peppermint tea relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter, or the valve at the top of the stomach, and therefore allows you to belch more easily. ...Read more

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Is it true that mint or peppermint water/tea is great for headaches? Taking butalb- acetamin - caff.

Is it true that mint or peppermint water/tea is great for headaches? Taking butalb- acetamin - caff.

Not that I know.: First, identify what kind of headache you have and what may be underlying cause. Furthermore, your medication can lead to increased and more frequent headaches, "chronic daily headaches", and I would not suggest using this preparation in this day and age. See your doctor and work together, as better approaches are available. ...Read more

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Can drinking Green tea combined with peppermint and spearmint have negative effect on one's fertile CM?

Can drinking Green tea combined with peppermint and spearmint have negative effect on one's fertile CM?

No: I know of no evidence to suggest that any herbal teas might have an impact on your cervical mucus. Cervical mucus tends to be hormonal mediated and I don't think that any tea or mint will have a hormonal component to them. ...Read more

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Hi, I am currently in thyroxine. Is it ok to drink peppermint tea? I have heard it can affect my medication. Thanks Jo.

Hi, I am currently in thyroxine. Is it ok to drink peppermint tea? I have heard it can affect my medication. Thanks Jo.

OK as far as known: There is relatively research on the interactions of drugs and herbs but I am not aware of any evidence that thyroxine and peppermint tea interact. See http://tinyurl. Com/nxfsatt for a good article on known thyroxine interactions. This article discusses a surprising number of interactions between peppermint and meds but does not mention thyroxine: http://tinyurl. Com/kcbn6r3 ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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