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Doctor insights on: Does Castor Oil Help Eliminate Coughs

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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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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Is daily dose of castor oil harmful ?

Yes, very: Daily use of caster oil makes the bowel lazy, and dependant on the laxative to move its content. ...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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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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Could castor oil induce period?

Could castor oil induce period?

No: Castor Oil does not induce your period. It causes cramping and is very irritating. I would get a massage instead. More pleasant and in some good hands may bring on your period if you are so keen to have it. ...Read more

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Is castor oil good for sebaceous cysts?

Is castor oil good for sebaceous cysts?

I doubt it: I can't imagine how this could help but there are numerous anecdotal reports of it helping sebaceous cysts to drain. Chronic sebaceous cyst frequently drain and resolve temporarily but then what recur. For recurrent sebaceous cyst the only effective treatment I have seen is excision of the entire cyst lining. ...Read more

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Are castor oil packs effective on constipation?

Are castor oil packs effective on constipation?

Not really familiar: Taking castor oil used to be recommended for constipation, but it is not healthy to take it orally in large doses. Castor oil packs might be okay, but there are side effects to castor oil, and it is definitely absorbed from the packs. See this article for more info: http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/28/castor-oil-to-treat-health-conditions.Aspx. ...Read more

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I took castor oil for constipation did that cause me to miscarry?

I took castor oil for constipation did that cause me to miscarry?

Unlikely: Its effect in pregnancy should not be an issue. Anyhow, avoid all external medical products during pregnancy ...Read more

Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Castor Oil (Definition)

Castor oil is a laxative which is a ...Read more