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My shampoo has coltsfoot extract in it; what are the risks of absorption of this into my bloodstream?

My shampoo has coltsfoot extract in it; what are the risks of absorption of this into my bloodstream?

Coltsfoot: The overuse of coltsfoot has reported to cause hepatic veno-occlusive diseases. The reason of this disorder is the presence of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in coltsfoot. Therefore it is recommended that liver patients should avoid it. It should also be completely avoided by pregnant ladies and nursing mothers. ...Read more

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I found out I am 5 weeks preg. I was on meds prior to finding out. I used coltsfoot tea, allegra, singular, mucinex, nasonex (mometasone). Will this harm the fetus?

I found out I am 5 weeks preg. I was on meds prior to finding out.  I used coltsfoot tea, allegra, singular, mucinex, nasonex (mometasone). Will this harm the fetus?

Probably not: Singulair and Guaifenesin (mucinex, not with d) are quite safe. Allegra is a pregnancy class c drug, but there don't seem to be no known bad side effects. Nasonex (mometasone) is fine. Coltsfoot tea has been banned in some countries because it contains tiny amounts of chemicals that can cause liver damage and cancer. Still, the tea may be safe, but the fda has determined the have indeterminate safety. ...Read more

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I am pregnant; could the herbal ingredients in my shampoo (tea tree oil, coltsfoot extract, nettle) affect my baby?

I am pregnant; could the herbal ingredients in my shampoo (tea tree oil, coltsfoot extract, nettle) affect my baby?

Do not use: Since you do not know how much of these chemicals are absorbed into your bloodstream iwould avoid them while you're pregnant. ...Read more

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Why I always craving sweets and pastry?!!

Why I always craving sweets and pastry?!!

Common: This is a common problem, but could be increased by certain medications or diabetes. Talk to your doctor and possibly a nutritionist ...Read more

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What is sweet syndrome?

What is sweet syndrome?

Sweet Syndrome: Also known as neutrophilic dermatitis. Syndrome seems to be a hypersensitivity reaction to a foreign antigen - infection, tumor, or a medication. Symptoms typically arise about two weeks after exposure and include tender, brightly erythematous, edematous, and inflamed papules, plaques, and nodules. ...Read more

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How to get sweet breath?

How to get sweet breath?

Breath: I guess you mean "no odor breath". Try oral hygiene. ...Read more

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How to avoid sweets candy?

How to avoid sweets candy?

Just don't eat,: I know, easier said than done. But to avoid candy, which is really really tasty, you just have to have a lot of will power. Candy is tasty and inexpensive and everywhere. You just have to accept that candy is unhealthy and avoid it as much as you can. ...Read more

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Is sweet and low dangerous?

Is sweet and low dangerous?

No: Sweet and low (saccharine) is not unhealthy in any way. Neither are any other of the several artificial sweeteners. ...Read more

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Why do my urine taste sweet?

Why do my urine taste sweet?

Diabetes?: You may have diabetes. Please go get tested. The latin for diabetes mellitus means siphon (diabetes, because you pee so much) sweet like honey (mellitus: because of all the sugar in your urine). ...Read more

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Why do I usualy crave sweets?

Why do I usualy crave sweets?

Genetics: We are programmed to recognize sweets in food and the taste is genetically pleasing to us. This has survival value in times of deprivation but is a shortcut to diabetes and obesity in times of plenty. Sweets can also provide a comforting feeling when other aspects of our life are not ideal. ...Read more