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Why do I feel dizzy after cleaning out earwax from my ear with mineral oil and water?

Why do I feel dizzy after cleaning out earwax from my ear with mineral oil and water?

Depends: Then either fluid temperature was too high or low compared to body temp or hole in ear drum. Should subside but may need ENT to see if hole present. ...Read more

Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more


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Can the ingredient Paraffinum liquidum aka mineral oil in a hair stying product cause hair to thin or come out on the hairline or whole head? Thanks

Can the ingredient Paraffinum liquidum aka mineral oil in a hair stying product cause hair to thin or come out on the hairline or whole head? Thanks

I don't think good: Mineral oil is prob diff to get out, will block your pores and get stuck in hair follicles. Need a gentle cleaning agent not a lubricant. In upstate NY I had a patient who had arthritis in his knees and used WD40 on them. Prob not good to breathe that stuff. Hair needs to be cleaned without drying out. Scalp should be cleaned. Min Oil not the answer. ...Read more

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How long does it take a toothe nerve to die the toothe is dying its a broken toothe with the nerve exposed and its causing my ear to hurt and I can't find anything to take the ear pain or toothe pain away, will clove oil work for pain and to kill the nerv

How long does it take a toothe nerve to die the toothe is dying its a broken toothe with the nerve exposed and its causing my ear to hurt and I can't find anything to take the ear pain or toothe pain away, will clove oil work for pain and to kill the nerv

The: The time can vary depending upon the nature and degree of the injury to the nerve. Of more concern is whether the damage to the nerve is reversible or irreversible. An endodontic specialist can provide you with the proper diagnosis and recommend appropriate management. You should seek care immediately. Oil of cloves, or eugenol, is a sedative used in dentistry to temporarily calm irritated nerves, it is not a long term solution to your problem and may delay you seeking needed care. ...Read more

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Had bad mucous filled cough for weeks. Last night she complained of ear pain. Is garlic mullein oil as effective as amoxicillin? She had c diff b4.

Had bad mucous filled cough for weeks. Last night she complained of ear pain. Is garlic mullein oil as effective as amoxicillin? She had c diff b4.

Unfortunately, no: Risk of middle ear infection increases during the process of resolving upper respiratory viral illness. However, infection is not the only cause of ear pain. A good physical examination with experienced pediatrician that knows your daughter is needed. For true otitis media, there is no substitute for antibiotics. If prescribed, ask for advice on how to prevent recurrence of c diff (eg yogurt) ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel pain in no-hole ear some time after pressing the outside of the ear? Pain goes up and down. I used oiled cotton pads in shower.

Need diagnosis: If you push in front of the ear, you may have a problem with the jaw joint. Another possibility is the use of a Q-tip may be irritating the skin of the external ear canal causing external otitis, which is an infection of the ear canal skin. Stop using instruments to clean your ear canals. I presume the term "no-hole ear" means you have no perforation of the ear drum. ...Read more

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My 2 year-old daughter has thick green mucus coming out her eyes and runny nose and fever of 101 for 3 days? I've used garlic oil in her ears for earache.

My 2 year-old daughter has thick green mucus coming out her eyes and runny nose and fever of 101 for 3 days? I've used garlic oil in her ears for earache.

See dr.: The symptoms as described could be caused by a bacterial infection, and it is recommended for you to bring your daughter to a dr. For an evaluation a soon as possible. Best wishes. ...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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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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Does mineral oil in skin care products cause acne?

Does mineral oil in skin care products cause acne?

Oil: Mineral oil or any oil containing skin product can cause acne or clogged pores resulting in acne. Always test a small area with any new skin product to determine adverse reactions before applying it liberally. ...Read more

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Mineral oil for constipation, can it induce labor?

Not likely: Mineral oil is relatively mild when used as directed and not in excess or for prolonged periods of time. ...Read more

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How can you stop pumpkin (carotene) turning skin orange, aside from not eating it eg adding fat to it, taking laxatives, mineral oil etc?

How can you stop pumpkin (carotene) turning skin orange, aside from not eating it eg adding fat to it, taking laxatives, mineral oil etc?

You don't: The vitamin A in the food selectively attaches to fat cells beneath the skin. The more you consume, the more will attach. The orange tinge is what the eye sees from the light bouncing off the vitamin A molecule as it hits your skin. ...Read more

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I have been having difficulty passing stools (straining) feel not fully emptied and very bloated, does mineral oil work? Safe? Suggestions?

I have been having difficulty passing stools (straining) feel not fully emptied and very bloated, does mineral oil work? Safe? Suggestions?

Mineral oil works.: Mineral oil is just one of many possible laxatives. Should make sure you are always well hydrated. Could consider senna, docusate, lactulose, polyethylene glycol-3500, magnesium compounds (including milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide))- or for a real blowout a bottle of magnesium citrate. ...Read more

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Can I take a expired mineral oil or saline enema. I just had a dnc and my constipation is horrible. It's hard to read date but I thinkbit says 2002?

No: The chemicals in the drug will start to disintegrate after the expiration date. Some may still retain some activity but who is to say how much or not. Remain safe stay away from expired drugs ...Read more

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Haven't pooped in weeks and I bought mineral oil fleet, will it work and brake my poop down? I'm scared it hurts my buthole if I push cuzits to big

Haven't pooped in weeks and I bought mineral oil fleet, will it work and brake my poop down? I'm scared it hurts my buthole if I push cuzits to big

Yes: I recommend you see a Gastroenterologist or colon rectal surgeon for in person evaluation. It is abnormal not to have a stool for a week ...Read more

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Can MINERAL OIL ALSO KNOWN AS paraffinum liquidum be used in my hair without clogging pores and follicles? I read it can. It's in my styling product.

Can MINERAL OIL ALSO KNOWN AS paraffinum liquidum be used in my hair without clogging pores and follicles? I read it can. It's in my styling product.

May depend on amount: Mineral oil used in very small amounts to help hair stay in place is unlikely to "clog pores" on the scalp. If uncertain, on can perhaps try the hair product on 1/4 of the scalp or hair, and then compare any good or bad effects with the other 3/4 of the scalp that was not in contact with the hair product being tested. ...Read more

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Does mineral oil cause spots?

Does mineral oil cause spots?

Mineral oil: Does not cause acne. This has been studied in the past with results published in the Journal of Dermatology. ...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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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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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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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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Mineral Oil (Definition)

Mineral oil is a laxative which is a ...Read more