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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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Mineral oil : can I use as emollient for dry skin, does it work, will it give me pimples or bumps?

Mineral oil : can I use as emollient for dry skin, does it work, will it give me pimples or bumps?

Maybe.: Contrary to what you read on the internet, mineral oil is pretty harmless. If you apply it right after showering, while your skin is still moist, it will seal in the moisture and relieve dryness. If you have very sensitive skin you might get pimples or bumps from plugged up oil glands - but you won't know unless you try it. ...Read more

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How do I use mineral oil to start labour?

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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Can I use mineral oil for just basic anal masterbation lube? It's safe right?

Can I use mineral oil for just basic anal masterbation lube? It's safe right?

YES: YES USE CLEAN HANDS ..Mineral oil is a good safe personal lubricant. Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water each time you reuse the bottle of mineral oil to avoid contaminating the bottle ...Read more

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I'm at CKD 4, I am also severely constipated (week) can I use mineral oil to help me ?

I'm at CKD 4, I am also severely constipated (week) can I use mineral oil to help me ?

R/O IBS CONSTIPATION: IBS C is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com Mineral oil & Mirilax ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to use mineral oil as a lubricant for anal penetration? We do it bareback.

Is it dangerous to use mineral oil as a lubricant for anal penetration? We do it bareback.

No: I can not condone anal sex. The orefice is an exit not an entrance. Significan t damage can occur to the tissue and to the sphincter mechanism leading to incontinence and a multitude of infections including std's. Use the anus as it was intended: an exit! ...Read more

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Is it safe for a teen boy to use mineral oil as lube while inserting a medium-sized dildo up his butthole?

Is it safe for a teen boy to use mineral oil as lube while inserting a medium-sized dildo up his butthole?

No: There are a thousand and one activities for teen boys (or teen girls) to keep them busy, learn new things, and better understand themselves and their world. Recreational insertion of manufactured objects into any hole in the body (butt or otherwise), with or without mineral oil, is not regarded as a safe thing to do. ...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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Is mineral oil also known as Paraffinum Liquidum ok to use in the hair? Its one of the ingrendients in my hair styling product.

MINERAL OIL HAIR: I DO NOT THINK THERE WILL BE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS. BUT WHY ARE YOU USING IT, ANYWAY? ...Read more

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If I was to administer a mineral oil enema, how much should I use?

If I was to administer a mineral oil enema, how much should I use?

I would: use the fleet brand of enema or the drug store version which is generally 6-8 ounces. Be sure to be lying down on your left side with feet elevated above hips and try to hold enema for 30 minutes or as long as you can. You can repeat if no results in 6 hours. IF that doesn't work you need an exam to be sure your problem is constipation and not something else ...Read more

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I heard that vaseline cream (mineral oil) is harmful for health. Is it true and what product should I use to moisturize?

Moisturizing creams: Are available in any pharmacy, supermarkets, discount stores eg cerave, cetaphil, aveeno, (oatmeal) eucerin , aquaphor, neutrogena, moisturel. These are all good ! pick your choice ...Read more

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Is it safe to use topical mineral oil (baby oil), while pregnant? I use it after waxing to remove wax.

Is it safe to use topical mineral oil (baby oil), while pregnant? I use it after waxing to remove wax.

Should be safe: Topical mineral oil should be safe during pregnancy provided no infections, sores or rashes are present. Mineral oil also lubricates the vagina when the baby is crowning! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a cold relief chest rub on a 13 month old there are no parabens mineral oil petroleum or Phthalates. the brand is babyganics?

YES: Most of the time there is no problem once the kids reach a year of age. Occasionally, because they do have thinner and more sensitive skin, there can be some irritation. If that happens just dress them in old PJ's you don't care about and put the rub right on the clothing instead of the skin. ...Read more

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Mineral Oil (Definition)

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