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How long does castor oil stay in the bodys system and an unborn 8 week fetus and will it show in any blood work if tested?

How long does castor oil stay in the bodys system and an unborn 8 week fetus and will it show in any blood work if tested?

4-18 hours: Castor oil has a wide range of how fast it goes through you, anywhere from 4 hours to 18 hours depending on your digestive system and what else you eat. A liquid diet will make it go faster. It will not show up in your bloodwork. ...Read more

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Castor Oil (Definition)

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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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How long do castor oil capsules take to induce labor and do they need to be frozen first?

Not recommended: Castor oil is a strong stimulant that can cause not just diarrhea but also stomach upset - which may not be a good thing when you are in labor. It has been used for millenia, but there is very little medical evidence that it is effective. ...Read more

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I was born with a very light eyebrows and I want to grow them, so I tried putting castor oil it worked, but how long does it take the hair to grow?

Castor oil: Has been proven to grow eyebrows. You can use minoxidil, which is over-the-counter (in the U.S.) to grow your eyebrows. Also Latisse (bimatoprost) will work for this, but you need a prescription for that. ...Read more

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The dr. Told me took take 2 oz of castor oil to induce labor should I walk afterwards and if so how long?

The dr. Told me took take 2 oz of castor oil to induce labor should I walk afterwards and if so how long?

No rules: There aren't any specific guidelines or rules about this. You can walk, take a bath, rest, whatever feels right. By the way, there is no research evidence that taking castor oil will induce labor. It does cause diarrhea though, so be sure to drink plenty of water. Here is a reliable article about inducing labor naturally:

http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/inducing-labor-naturally-can-it-be-done. ...Read more

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What is a safe product I can use to kill parasites while nursing and how long should I wait to nurse after ingesting castor oil?

What is a safe product I can use to kill parasites while nursing and how long should I wait to nurse after ingesting castor oil?

What parasites?: Different drugs are used for different parasites, so a drug can then be recommended based on effectiveness and safety. Although there is no specific data on breast feeding and castor oil, it is reported that very little of the active ingredient in castor oil is absorbed from the intestine, so levels would be very low in B milk and would pass out of the colon with a bowel movement. ...Read more

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Is it true that using castor oil for my eyelashes to become longer can be harmful for my eyelid causing sag eyelid?

NO: No. I found no information that castor oil causes eyelid sag. For best results, see a facial plastic surgeon for concern about eyelid aging or sagging. ...Read more

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For a natural remedy...What amts and how long use castor oil /tea tree oil for treatmt of nail fungus/athletes foot? How do they need diluted, if any

For a natural remedy...What amts and how long use castor oil /tea tree oil for treatmt of nail fungus/athletes foot? How do they need diluted, if any

Fungus: Natural is GREAT when it works.
I have found that it is a hit and miss proposition.
You can follow the label on the bottle of tea tree oil or see your podiatrist for a diagnosis and prescription.
nail fungus is VERY hard to kill. I would treat both the nails and the athletes foot infection at the same time and get it done as quickly as possible.
Good luck. ...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