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Doctor insights on: Menthol Crystals

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Is menthol crystal bad for ones immune system if inhaled. I normally mix it with Vicks vaporup, I don't know y I do, I guess I just like the scent, so is it?

Is menthol crystal bad for ones immune system if inhaled. I normally mix it with Vicks vaporup, I don't know y I do, I guess I just like the scent, so is it?

Not known to be bad: Like many natural remedies research is limited, but I could find no evidence that menthol crystals are harmful. See http://www. Globalhealingcenter. Com/natural-health/menthol-crystals-for-lung-cleansing/ for the best article I have found on the benefits of menthol crystals. ...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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Is there really a difference in menthol cigarettes and non-menthol cigarettes and lights?

Is there really a difference in menthol cigarettes and non-menthol cigarettes and lights?

Difference in taste.: No difference in health risk. "light" cigarettes is a term used by tobacco billionaires to fool people into thinking that they are less harmful. They are not. Menthol is added to cigarettes to give them a different (pleasant?) taste. They are in fact more dangerous. Menthol is "methyl phenol". In high levels it's dangerous, but it's greatest danger is in making addiction to cigs more likely. ...Read more

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Is it correct that menthol (foods, ointment) is prohibited for g6pd deficient?

Is it correct that menthol (foods, ointment) is prohibited for g6pd deficient?

Correct....: Menthol or menthol-containing foods (such as breath mints or candy) may precipitate hemolysis in individuals with g6pd deficiency. ...Read more

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How do menthol cigerattes kill sperms?

How do menthol cigerattes kill sperms?

Myths: This would be a false myth that has no truth to it. ...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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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

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Which one is better to smoke, l&m red bold or l&m menthol?

Which one is better to smoke, l&m red bold or l&m menthol?

Neither: Neither- both have toxins in them, including carcinogens. ...Read more

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Are menthol cigarettes safer to use than regular cigarettes?

Menthol cigarettes: Are cigarettes and all cigarettes are down right terrible for your health. If you can quit smoking, you'll reduce your risk of Lung CA, cardiovascular dz, including heart attack and stroke, multiple other cancers, emphysema. .. And the list goes on. .. not to mention have whiter teeth, smell better, and spend less on cigs. Talk to your doc about help available for quitting. There are many options! ...Read more

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Can putting menthol in a vaporizer make my bronchitis worse?

Can putting menthol in a vaporizer make my bronchitis worse?

Depends: Some react to fragrance created by these additives like they would to smoke or dust. It can trigger more coughing when this happens. Others find it soothing. I never use this with kids before school age for that reason. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of menthol induced asthma?

What are the most common symptoms of menthol induced asthma?

Menthol: It is popular to try peppermint and menthol to treat asthma but rarely it can cause asthma. Here is a case study. J investig allergol clin immunol. 2001;11 (1):56-8. ...Read more

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What kind of cigarette provides the most amount of menthol flavor?

What kind of cigarette provides the most amount of menthol flavor?

Not appropriate: You are asking for what's the best flavor for something that will hurt you. A good doctor won't give you advice on ways to do that. ...Read more

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What's the health difference between normal and menthol cigarettes?

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A lot: Regular cigarettes contain nicotine and tar, which are dangerous for health. Some menthol cigarettes are tobacco plus menthol, and these are equally dangerous.
Some menthol cigarettes only contain menthol and no tobacco. These are ok. ...Read more

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Are menthol cigarettes worse for you or are the health hazards identical to non menthol cigarettes?

Are menthol cigarettes worse for you or are the health hazards identical to non menthol cigarettes?

The same: The risk factors in smoking menthol cigarettes are not significantly different from those involved in no-menthol cigarettes. Give them up! ...Read more

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Are non menthol cigarettes worse? I ask since menthol is used medicinally. I know both are bad and I should quit so don't say that please

Are non menthol cigarettes worse? I ask since menthol is used medicinally. I know both are bad and I should quit so don't say that please

Okay!: It doesn't matter specifically whether you use menthol or non-menthol cigarettes. What does matter is how many cigarettes you smoke, when you started smoking, the brand of cigarettes & how long you've been smoking. Menthol cigarettes may be worse because they are "tolerated" better or "enjoyed" more, encouraging heavier and or earlier use. Don't say I didn't NOT say that lol. ...Read more

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Effects of menthol cigarette on sperm?

Effects of menthol cigarette on sperm?

Reduced quality &...: Smoking is one of the worst things you can do for your health. Smoking cigarettes (menthol or not) results in decreased sperm concentration, motility and more abnormal sperm, but the amount of reduction does not usually reduce fertility- see http://infertility.about. Com/od/researchandstudies/a/male_fertility_smoking. Htm
But I strongly advise stopping smoking if you are trying to conceive a child. ...Read more

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Can menthol topically be used during pregnancy?

Can menthol topically be used during pregnancy?

Maybe: Icy hot patch is pregnancy category "c" which basically means no good studies are available to fully evaluate its safety in pregnancy. Best to speak with your OB doc first. ...Read more

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Does menthol kill sperm?

Thanks for asking!: Nonoxynol-9 and microbicide are to more common studied spermatocidal agents. ...Read more