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Uses Sweet Oil
Past few days my ear hurts very bad & my hearing is muffled in the ear I've tryd 2 clean it but nothin comes out I use sweet oil but it won't go down??
Maybe External Otiti: If your ear hurts when you manipulate your ear, it is probably external otitis--i.e., infection of the external ear canal, usually caused by a scratch while cleaning. If so, you may be able to treat it at home by instilling a 50:50 solution of alcohol and vinegar. The acetic acid in the vinegar kills the bacteria and the alcohol will keep the ear dry. ...Read more
Do not need it.: I am not sure what this is supposed to do but- if you feel normal then you probably do not have toxins. People speak of having toxins and using a colon cleanse, or gall bladder cleanse, etc. If you are young and healthy the body rids itself of what it does not need. It takes care of itself. I would recommend against a cleansing. ...Read more
Does sweet oil work for ear aches and should I use it on my 5 yr old sons ear. Is it safe? How should I use it? Dose size if safe?
I don't: This has been used as a temporary pain control measure over the years. It creates a problem when you don't know what's going on by distorting the appearance of the ear drum when examined later. Simply placing a warm heating pad or compress on the same side of the head works as well & doesn't cause problems. ...Read more
Can I use minoxidil to grow my eyebrows while pregnant? If not is coconut & sweet almond oil with vitamin E safe?
Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?
Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term.
Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera.
"When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy.
https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/20306538
By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. 'course the people who sell them make big $$$. Check https://nccih. Nih. Gov/
for research ...Read more
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
Many: Rosemary oil has been used in many ways. It has been used for abdominal cramps, flatus, halatosis & indigestion as well as for bronchial spasm, sore throat & upper respiratory infections. It is believed to reduce hair loss and premature graying. It is often used in aromatherapy. It can be used to massage areas of musculoskeletal pain. ...Read more
Many, but here's one: Coconut oil is high in saturated fat, which is extremely stable at high temperatures. Frying or cooking with coconut oil is far superior to using traditional vegetable oils because it does not degrade to damaging free radicals. ...Read more
Ok: Vegetable oil in general is better. Saffola sunflower or vegetable oil are better. Animal fat is not recommended ...Read more
Sex gels: Only use water-based gels if you are using a condom. Oil based or silicon based gels can break down the condom. ...Read more
Depends: Smell it and taste it. It should taste buttery. If it seems fishy, toss it. ...Read more
Olive oil: Olive oil or canola oil are better. ...Read more
Got few vitiligo patches at one side of body, can I use tan oil and expose it to get it a little bit darker? Had vitilgo since 8-9 y/o never increased
Stick to basics: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
Natural medicine: Unfortunately, the majority of the doctors here are allopathic docs and not herbal/homeopathic. That said, the active ingredient in black seed oil is an antioxidant called thymoquinone. I'm aware of selected uses:inflammation in arthritis, bronchitis, Some allergies, diabetes, high blood pressure and a few others. As an antioxidant, it boosts your immune syst. Natural prod also have side effects. ...Read more
Many: Lavender essential oil has been used to induce sleep & to reduce anxious tension. It may reduce musculo-skeletal pain through massage & is used for skin care. It can be added to a vaporizer for respiratory inflammation. It is used for removal of lice & has antiseptic effects. It can improve digestive problems. ...Read more