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Is Castor Oil Safe To Use During Pregnancy
Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?
Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term.
Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera.
"When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy.
https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/20306538
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Hi. Using jamican black castor oil topically onto my hair during pregnancy. Is it safe?? thank you
Is the oil cleansing method (use of cold pressed castor oil and extra virgin olive oil topically on face) safe during pregnancy?
Yes: Those ingredients applied to your face are safe. ...Read more
Trying to get pregnant. Severe acne on face. Applying castor oil to face daily I find it helps. Is it safe to use on face during early pregnancy?
Is it safe during pregnancy to use castor oil topically on your face to help with acne? More specifically, i'd like to use cold pressed castor oil.
Poor choice: Why use an ancient, not-very-effective folk medicine promoted by charlatans? The best over-the-counter acne remedy is benzoyl peroxide, but if it's bugging you enough to consider "cold-pressed" castor oil, see if your physician would add topical Clindamycin to peroxide. The birth control pill stops acne in many women who can use it, and there are other stronger rx's after baby comes. ...Read more
48 hours: Usually about 48 hours but some times it might take an extra day or two. ...Read more
I had a pretem delivery at 20 weeks of pregnancy 3 and half weeks ago, is advisable to start using castor oil pack now?
OK: What are you using this for? Sorry for your loss. ...Read more
I'm overdue by 4 days my doctor has booked me in the 23rd dec I want to induce labour my self IV try a lot of things is castor oil safe to take?
Castor Oil: There would be no harm done. But, you do not need us to give you permission. ...Read more
No: Discuss with your OB.Get a more detailed answer ›
The main ingredient in my facial moisturizer is castor oil. Is it safe to use daily for months, as I have been?
Probably should not: A woman probably should not mess with mother nature. The baby will come when it comes. Until it's late or having other problems, one need not try to do things to get it out earlier. ...Read more
Talk to your ob: Castor oil causes diarrhea. In the process, it can cause some uterine contractions. It is not directly harmful to the baby. However, inducing your own contractions without the knowlege of your OB can cause problems for your baby and is not a great idea. Induction without a medical reason prior to 39 weeks is not recommended. Best to discuss this idea with your Ob before you try it. ...Read more
Depends...: Castor oil is a great way to have a bowel movement. if you are close to entering labor on your own, the cramping from your colon may stir up contractions in the uterus and labor will go from there. IF you are NOT ready to labor, you will have painful cramping and diarrhea, some uterine cramps but not any cervical dilation and you will still be pregnant after it all settles down. ...Read more
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
I use castor oil for my hair beard. ..is it 100% safe? Is there any minimal percentage that it might still contain the deadly ricin?
No: How many times have you heard of people dying of ingesting castor oil. Now it could be a vast coverup but think about it. A company would have to be manufacturing a quite deadly poison and convincing people to buy and use it. And their marketing plan would be terrible because they would have no repeat business. No. It's safe. It's mainly to relieve constipation and for that they do have repeat bus ...Read more
Take It To The U.N.: Wha? What do you mean by"detox? "Your colon, maybe? You mean empty it out and get rid of all the bad stuff? Have you tried it before? Has it "worked" for you? There's all kinds of so-called "detox" formulas (for colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, spirit, soul, damaged self-esteem, your cat, your car's carburator, the world)none of which have ever been "scientifically" proven to do anything but enrich the detoxers ...Read more
GI: Is castor oil safe & effective to dissolve/dislodge a minor food-related blockage in the hepatic flexure? Swelling is occurring in cecal area.
I am 41 years old and trying to conceive. I have a small fibroid that is blocking sperm from getting to the egg. Can castor oil packs help shrink this fibroid? And when is a safe time to do castor oil packs?
How many weeks preg?: Castor Oil should not be taken without first consulting a physician. It could result in harm to your unborn baby. Castor Oil effects are very strong to the mother, it could put stress on the fetus. Under stress, fetal heart-rate increases and the anal sphincter relaxes, resulting in the release of meconium. When the amniotic fluid becomes contaminated with meconium, the baby can inhale this. ...Read more
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