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

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

Mineral Oil Overdose (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What is the treatment for mineral oil overdose?

What is the treatment for mineral oil overdose?

See below: They will measure and monitor your vital signs, including temperature, pulse, breathing rate, and blood pressure. Symptoms will be treated as appropriate. You may receive:
•breathing support
•fluids through a vein (by iv)
•tube through the mouth into the stomach to wash out the stomach (gastric lavage). ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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 won't help. Depending on the reason for constipation, you may need a different medicine or further dietary modification. ...Read more

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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

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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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