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Doctor insights on: Caloric Content Of Mineral Oil

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Does mineral oil have calories?

Does mineral oil have calories?

Yes, but No: Since you cannot digest it, the approx 120 calories per Tablespoon do not add to your daily intake at all. Even if it did - this would play no role in your healthy weight reduction diet. Healthy moderate diets with adequate exercise are much more significant if weight loss is a concern. Best! ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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Does mineral oil have calories since it is an oil? I've heard it doesn't...

Does mineral oil have calories since it is an oil? I've heard it doesn't...

Oil: Oil is nine calories per gram. The highest of foods. Think of olive oil, peanut oil, and the list of oils that are also foods go on and on….
Now if you are looking at this as a laxative then you may be right that it is not absorbed well. But oils are foods in many instances. ...Read more

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Does mineral oil laxative have calories? I am told it does not because it is not absorbed.

Does mineral oil laxative have calories? I am told it does not because it is not absorbed.

You're correct!: Unlike edible oils which provide about 120 calories per 1 tbsp., your body cannot digest mineral oil. Therefore, mineral oil contains effectively no usable calories. The tone of your question raises concern that you may be using this laxative for weight loss--please don't! ...Read more

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Can mineral oil be used for sex?

Can mineral oil be used for sex?

Yes, but...: ...But not with latex condoms. Don't use oil-based lubricants with condoms. ...Read more

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Mineral oil for constipation, does it work?

Mineral oil for constipation, does it work?

Yes it works: But may take several doses over several days to resolve. Stay on liquids during the time until the constipation is resolved. It is not meant nor good to be taken every day for long periods of time. Better to treat the cause of the constipation and hence prevent it than to have to treat the constipation after it develops. ...Read more

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What happens if one accidentally swallows mineral oil?

What happens if one accidentally swallows mineral oil?

The runs: A little bit of mo. Nothing. A shot or two, the runs usually develop...An excellent laxative. ...Read more

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Is it correct that mineral oil is not absorbed and thus has not nutritional value?

Is it correct that mineral oil is not absorbed and thus has not nutritional value?

Negative value: Not only does mineral oil have no nutritional value but it can interfere with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins (a, d, e and k).
I do not recommend the use of mineral oil and, if ever used, should only be used on rare occasions.
See http://www. Nationalmssociety. Org/treating-ms/medications/mineral-oil. ...Read more

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Please tell me if oils like mineral oil on skin are safe and if they can have any side effects?

Please tell me if oils like mineral oil on skin are safe and if they can have any side effects?

Safe.: Contrary to what you may have read on-line, mineral oil is pretty harmless. If you apply it right after showering, while your skin is still moist, it will seal in the moisture and relieve dryness. If you have very sensitive skin you might get pimples or bumps from plugged up oil glands - but you won't know unless you try it. ...Read more

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Please suggest what food can you mix into mineral oil (the constipation treater) to make it taste better?

Please suggest what food can you mix into mineral oil (the constipation treater) to make it taste better?

No need to mix: Anything but if you are using mineral oil I would take a dose independent of meals. If you are constipated go on a liquid diet until resolved. Don't add more roughage to a plugged system any more than you would continue to stuff garbage into your disposal if your sink was plugged up. ...Read more

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Is mineral oil also known as Paraffinum Liquidum ok to use in the hair? Its one of the ingrendients in my hair styling product.

MINERAL OIL HAIR: I DO NOT THINK THERE WILL BE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS.
BUT WHY ARE YOU USING IT, ANYWAY? ...Read more

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Does mineral oil cause spots?

Does mineral oil cause spots?

Mineral oil: Does not cause acne. This has been studied in the past with results published in the Journal of Dermatology. ...Read more

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Does mineral oil help you lose weight?

Mineral oil: No it does not, it is an non absorbed oil and may cause loose bowels or diarhea. ...Read more

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How do I use mineral oil to start labour?

Do not use it: Check with you obstetrician what to do rathe taking medication that might affect you or the baby adversly. ...Read more

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I think I overdosed on mineral oil; is it harmful?

I think I overdosed on mineral oil; is it harmful?

See below:: Symptoms are due to mineral oil's laxative action and may include: abdominal pain; dehydration (from severe diarrhea);diarrhea;nausea & vomiting. How well you do depends on the amount of poison swallowed and how quickly treatment is received. The faster you get medical help, the better the chance for recovery. Mineral oil is relatively nontoxic, and recovery is likely. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mineral oil overdose?

Mineral oil overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Symptoms of O/D may include abdominal pain, dehydration, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. REF: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/002684.htm ...Read more

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Hi guys, I'm well aware mineral oil is not recommended to ingest. I just want 2 know if min oil 4 vehicles is the same as food grade m-oil? Eg Edible?

Hi guys, I'm well aware mineral oil is not recommended to ingest. I just want 2 know if min oil 4 vehicles is the same as food grade m-oil? Eg Edible?

No, not the same: Food grade mineral oil and mineral oil for vehicles are defiantly NOT THE SAME. Mineral oil for vehicles can have a high level of contaminates that will make you very sick if ingested and should NEVER be consumed. ...Read more

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