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Doctor insights on: Lamp Oil Poisoning

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Is safflower oil burned when used for cooking toxic?

Maybe: If an oil is burned with cooking it often has a lot of byproducts and contaminants from combustion that would not make it very tasty to eat anyway. It may not be toxic but i would not recommend that you use it anyway. ...Read more

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Can tea tree oil cause poisoning?

Tea tree oil: tea tree oil is toxic if ingested orally. If it has been swallowed, you should contact your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 immediately. It can also cause irritation with topical exposure also. ...Read more

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Can't we use olive oil for cooking on high flame?

Olive oil: Olive oil is highly combustible and therefore it is not recommended for cooking with a high flame. ...Read more

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What oil to use to cook foods that are cooked on high heat? (coconut oil vs canola oil etc. Etc.). Cook a lot of indian/ pakistani foods.

What oil to use to cook foods that are cooked on high heat? (coconut oil vs canola oil etc. Etc.). Cook a lot of indian/ pakistani foods.

Depends: Ghee (choose organic) has one of the highest smoke points. Virgin coconut has a relatively low smoke point, and for higher heat cooking, one may want to use expeller pressed coconut oil. More info: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/cooking-oils.Html. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pregnancy-safe oils: 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 ...Read more

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What is cedar wood essential oil used for?

What is cedar wood essential oil used for?

Skin, hair,asthma: For therapeutic purposes moroccon cedarwood should be used only. It is in shampoos and hair lotions for alopecia (hair loss) good for eczema, dermatitis, skin rashes. Good for inhalation for asthma, bronchitis, hay fever. For external use only ( not to be swallowed). ...Read more

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Can heat lamps cause skin cancer? I work at mcdonald's and our fry station uses heat lamps.

Can heat lamps cause skin cancer? I work at mcdonald's and our fry station uses heat lamps.

Unlikely: Heat lamps put out infrared light which keeps the food and your hands warm when under the lamp. Skin cancer can be caused by uv light, just like in sunlight, and heat lamps are not designed to emit uv light. ...Read more

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Do spectrum fish oil contain mercury?

Do spectrum fish oil contain mercury?

Fish oil: The claim is their fish are north sea wild not farmed fish and should be mercury free. I could find no analysis of their product so like most you take your chances unless you can find a real analysis of their product. ...Read more

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Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Unknown: There are no randomized clinical studies that have been performed which evaluate whether these substances have an impact on the natural history of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Carlson Labs Super Omega-3 Gems, Kirkland Signature Enteric Coated Fish Oil Omega 3 or Gnc triple strength fish oil? Purity ? Best one?

Carlson Labs Super Omega-3 Gems, Kirkland Signature Enteric Coated Fish Oil Omega 3 or Gnc triple strength fish oil? Purity ? Best one?

Fish oils: no publicly available for comparative data to answer your question , so you are on your own.interestingly there are no universally accepted outcome data supporting use of fish oils in this manner, so consider sparing the worlds oceans! ...Read more

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Does mercury poisoning from vaporized mercury go away?

Does mercury poisoning from vaporized mercury go away?

Depends: There is so much to say on this topic. Mercury is difficult to get rid of... Each person has a different situation depending on dna, immune system and level of mercury load. My website, www.Fourseasonsfentalspa.Com has more information on this topic than i can leave here in this limited space. Use search both for questions also www.Iaomt.Org has information on this topic. ...Read more

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What oil is better for cooking (i.e., stir frying) -- olive oil or grape seed oil?

What oil is better for cooking (i.e., stir frying) -- olive oil or grape seed oil?

Olive oil: Olive oil is one of the best oils you can use. It is a big part of the Mediterranean diet which is considered to be one of the most heart healthy diets around. ...Read more

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Asian skin lighteners, could I get mercury poisoning?

Yes: Lighteners containing mercury are banned in the US, but some lighteners manufactured in Asia and other foreign countries do contain mercury. If the concentration is high enough and it is applied often, mercury poisoning is a real possibility. Avoid any topical product that contains mercury. ...Read more

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By applying olive oil to your skin, cure hives?

By applying olive oil to your skin, cure hives?

Unfortunately no: Hives are very distressing. Unfortunately, topical treatment such as creams, ointments, etc are not effective for treating hives even antihistamine creams. The best treatment for the itching and redness of hives is an antihistamine by mouth such as claritin, zyrtec, Allegra or benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more