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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Does milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) produce cramps?

Does milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) produce cramps?

It can rarely: It rarely can cause cramps, as it also causes nausea and vomiting in some, but it well tolerated in recommended quantites. ...Read more

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Is milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) habit forming?

No it is not: No it is not habit forming but some people tend to use it over long period of time to help move bowels. ...Read more

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What are the uses of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

MOM: Magnesium hydroxide is used as antacid & as laxative, and topically for canker sores (aphthos ulcers). Some believe it can be used topically on the scalp to releave dandruff. ...Read more

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Can milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) help with piles?

Can milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) help with piles?

No: Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) can help with indigestion, however piles - hemorrhoids - are better treated by avoiding constipation, stool softeners, not straining or spending a long time sitting on the toilet & topical preparation like preparation h. Banding or surgical removal are options if they are frequently bothersome or bleeding. ...Read more

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What will milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) do for constipation?

Laxative: Cheap forms of mg like the oxide in milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) are good laxatives. We are all low on mg andleads to all sort of health concerns including hypertension, muscle aches, leg cramps, poor sleep, so i like adding mg glycinate 1 cap 2 x daily to support heaalth - it as a chelated form has less bowel effect and is a better replacement supplement. ...Read more

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Can I use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) daily?

Can I use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) daily?

Not for long term: Side effects include hypermagnesemia which could cause heart rhythm trouble. Hypermagnesemia occurs specially in persons with slow kidneys. Would suggest alternating it with other cathartics if you have constipation. Several options exist i.e. Senna preparations, plymerizedethylene glycol preparations called MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or its generic form, flaxseed oil, and prune juice. May check with pharmacist too. ...Read more

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How fast milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) work?

How fast milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) work?

1/2 HOUR TO 6 HOURS: It may work as an antacid within 30 minutes and as a laxative it may take 6 hours to 12 hours. ...Read more

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Will milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) make hemorrhoids worse?

Will milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) make hemorrhoids worse?

No: Most likely not other then stimulating a bowel movement with which may affect a hemorrhoid. ...Read more

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Why is milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) an antacid?

IT IS A ANTACID: Yes it is an antacid as it neutralise the stomach acid and has been used as an antacid for years and in larger quantity it acts also as a laxative. ...Read more

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Will milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) soften my hard stool?

Will milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) soften my hard stool?

No: But it may stimulate bowel activity to get the stool moving again. Before using any laxative you need to be sure you do not have an obstruction or perforation of the bowel as those should be managed by a physician. ...Read more

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What are the medical uses for milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

Constipation: We used to order: "if no bm in am give 30cc mom in pm". ...Read more

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Can eating lots of dairy products like milk and yogurt give more chances of acne?

Can eating lots of dairy products like milk and yogurt give more chances of acne?

Probably: This is the "pop" wisdom and a couple of dermatologists told me they think it's true. However, all acne can be managed scientifically nowadays. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't touched it in two weeks, get with your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) help start labor?

Does milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) help start labor?

No: If anything, magnesium (aka: "magnesia") may slow contractions. No magic potion to help get junior out any faster than when ready, sorry! ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more