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What is the dosage of castor oil to a kid of 2years?

What is the dosage of castor oil to a kid of 2years?

5ml = 1 teaspoon: Caster oil is an old school remedy for constipation. I prefer MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) laxative powder (1/2 capful) mixed into a favorite 6-8 oz beverage daily until soft stool is achieved (5-7 days). ...Read more

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When can I give castor oil to my 3 year old and what is the dosage?

When can I give castor oil to my 3 year old and what is the dosage?

Castor oil ugh!: Why in the world would you want to give your child such awful stuff? I assume she is constipated. If so an adjustment of her diet may be all that is necessary. For example cut down on the milk and dairy products, add more fruits and vegetables to the diet. Figs, prunes and dates also work well as natural laxatives. ...Read more

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Is daily dose of castor oil harmful ?

Is daily dose of castor oil harmful ?

Yes, very: Daily use of caster oil makes the bowel lazy, and dependant on the laxative to move its content. ...Read more

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Can you take castor oil everynight?

Probably: Teaspoon, depends on your size and your results, may need more or less for effectiveness. ...Read more

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How do I apply castor oil, topically?

Soaks: It's best to soak a piece of cloth with the castor oil, then place it over the area to be treated. The traditional material is flannel. You can also then place a heating pad over the cloth, but place something between them so that the heating pad doesn't come in contact with the castor oil. ...Read more

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How come castor oil doesn't make me poo?

Need another: You may need another product that is stronger. Or you may try wheat husks. ...Read more

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Has castor oil ever caused a misscarriage?

Ever?: It's really hard to say whether something has 'ever' happened because no one knows. Unless you have thought up something really unusual to do with the castor oil, the answer would be 'no.'. ...Read more

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How much weight can I lose drinking castor oil?

Castor oil is: Laxative and will make you have loose stool. It is also possible to have diarrhea . If your intake matches the out put there should not be any weight lose . However , if you are restricting your intake you may loose some not because castor oil is a weight loss medicine because you are restricting . If you believe that you need to restrict your intake and loose weight , please talk to your pcp. ...Read more

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Has castor oil ever been related to miscarriages?

No: If someone had been given castor oil and miscarried, i would not associate the miscarriage with the castor oil. Also, this cannot be used to induce a miscarriage. ...Read more

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How long must i wait to eat after drinking castor oil?

Castor oil: Are you taking it for laxative use, to induce labor, ? Hair growth?Skin? It is a vegetable oil and if used for laxative use, it takes about 6-8 hours. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Castor oil overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Castor oil overdose?

Castor oil overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "Symptoms of a castor oil overdose include: Abdominal cramps, Chest pain, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Hallucinations (rare), Fainting, Nausea, Shortness of breath, Skin rash & Throat tightness" REF: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002768.htm ...Read more