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Does mineral oil help you lose weight?

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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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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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Long term use of mineral oil, what are the health risks?

For constipation?: may have little effect. If you are constipated for long time, may want to try other medications and eat more fruits and vegetables ...Read more

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How long does mineral oil take to work? (tbsp since fri) no bm.

Variable time: I assume you are taking mineral oil for constipation. In my experience I have seen mineral oil work rather quickly or not at all. If it doesn`t relieve constipation after 5 days it probably wont help. Depending on the reason for constipation, you may need a different medicine or further dietary modification. ...Read more

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Is mineral oil any good anymore for baby care?

Is mineral oil any good anymore for baby care?

No: By mineral oil for baby cares, I am assuming you are referring to constipation. The latter is common in both breastfed and formula fed babies. Usually we recommend prune juice in young infants and increased fiber in diet in older ones. Hydration is very important. If these methods do not work, a glycerin suppository can be used in younger kids; you should seek out your dr if constipation is common. ...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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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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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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