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Is it saf to use Vicks vaporub durin pregnancy?Made of menthol eucalyptus & camphor.Hubby rubs it on toddler & I can smell it sometimes.harm my baby?

Is it saf to use Vicks vaporub durin pregnancy?Made of menthol eucalyptus & camphor.Hubby rubs it on toddler & I can smell it sometimes.harm my baby?

Doubt harm...but...: I consider this a form of avoidable air pollution that has no value in kids below school age if then. It mimics practices of indigenous cultures that used sap of pine trees to scent the moist steam in sweat lodges. Its effects are more tradition & assumption than real. I find it makes kids cough more. ...Read more

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I use lip balm so much to make sure they are moisturized with camphor, menthol, of phenol. So why are my lips still so dry?

I use lip balm so much to make sure they are moisturized with camphor, menthol, of phenol. So why are my lips still so dry?

Chapped lips: you may be overusing these medications and causing a contact dermatitis to occur, keeping them dry and peeling. Seek medical attention to make sure you are not experiencing a skin reaction to these products or have a superficial skin infection from them ...Read more

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Can camphor be used on the anus?

Can camphor be used on the anus?

I would: Definitely not recommend its use in or on the anus. Not sure what your are expecting to accomplish with its use. ...Read more

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Are Menthols the most dangerous cigarettes?

Are Menthols the most dangerous cigarettes?

Cigarettes: Smoking cigarettes is dangerous -- menthols or not. If you can quit, you'll reduce your risk of CV disease, lung CA, other cancers, stroke .... Not to mention whiter teeth and fresher breath... Think about it :) there are many options nowadays. Meet with a doc and try one that's right for you :) ...Read more

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How much arsenic and menthol are in a cigarette?

How much arsenic and menthol are in a cigarette?

No good data: Arsenic is a side effect of the type of soil the tobacco is grown in. This is not regulated. Menthol is an additive to improve the taste and encourage the use of the product. If these things concern you, then perhaps this is a terrific time to reconsider your tobaccom addiction and stop for good. Tobacco smoke is full of toxins, poisons and noxious material. ...Read more

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Why does it feel like my throught and chest is cold. Like I ate something menthol. It's been like this for over a week. Feels like I ate menthol.?

Why does it feel like my throught and chest is cold. Like I ate something menthol. It's been like this for over a week. Feels like I ate menthol.?

Change in Taste: A change in the sensation of the throat, nose, and chest can occur with a recent viral infection, such as influenza or parainfluenza. Try using saline nasal rinses and oral gargles, 1/4 tsp/16 ounces. Usually, the sensation passes over time. Go see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Can camphor medicine overdose can cause death?

Can camphor medicine overdose can cause death?

Yes: It's the basis of vick's vaporub and quite poisonous if you ingest a large amount, which would be very foolish. So far as i know, ingested camphor is not used in evidence-based medicine. ...Read more

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Is is safe to use menthol gel on babies?

Is is safe to use menthol gel on babies?

No: Ingesting (putting it on the mouth) menthol can be poisonous and even fatal in some cases. There have been even reports of infants developing respiratory difficulty and turning blue with the application of menthol containing products near the baby's face/ nose (like vapor rub). Please consult with your pcp if you are planning to use it in another area of your child's body (i will not recommend). ...Read more

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How much nicotine is in menthol cigarette?

How much nicotine is in menthol cigarette?

Menthol cig's.: Varies between 0.03 & 2.3 mg. per cigarette, depending on the brand. Lowest brand is Quest, & highest is Natural brand. ...Read more

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What are the uses of camphor for skin doctors?

What are the uses of camphor for skin doctors?

Depends: If it is an ingredient in the skin moisturizer it can help with the itching if you have dry skin. If it is used for nasal redness and peeling while suffering from a runny nose etc it is protective to the peeling skin abd soothing to the mucosal membranes. Some feel better when applying at night to the nostrils or any areas that have been wet above the lips. ...Read more

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Will menthol topical gel if used on back harm baby?

Will menthol topical gel if used on back harm baby?

Seems risky - ask dr: Better safe than sorry - since it is not known whether methyl salicylate gel will harm an unborn baby, tell your doctor if you are pregnant while using this medication. Also, it is not known whether methyl salicylate gel passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not apply methyl salicylate gel to your breast area if you are breast-feeding a baby. ...Read more