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What are the uses for zinc and castor oil cream?

What are the uses for zinc and castor oil cream?

Protection: Zinc tends to kill things ergo zinc lozenges for sore throats that was so popular years ago. Zinc also blocks the harmful UV -A and B rays from the sun protectin your skin from potential cancer causing burns.
Caster oil is a preparation you swallow which is basically a laxative. The taste is horrendous but as a kid I swore it helped with constipation. It was thought the oil killed viruses, not so. ...Read more

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Can you use zinc and castor oil cream for infections?

Can you use zinc and castor oil cream for infections?

No: These are okay topical agents for say scraping your knee at the park and there is no place to get real care. Its nice to semi protect the wound and keep it sterile to some degree. However, If tissue gets infected a stronger antibiotic will be needed. ...Read more

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Can you use zinc and castor oil cream on diaper thrush?

Can you use zinc and castor oil cream on diaper thrush?

No: This will not be effective in treating the yeast infection. It is a great diaper cream for irritative diaper rash, but will not do anything for curing yeast. You need an anti-fungal treatment for a yeast infection. Call your doctor for a prescription for Nystatin or other appropriate treatment if you are sure the rash is yeast. ...Read more

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Can I use zinc and castor oil as a sun cream?

HUH????: There are many nice sun screens in the stores. Castor oil will not be useful. There are numerous sun screens [blocks] containing various types of zinc. ...Read more

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My 4 month old son having eczema on his face n gp gavel us zinc + castor oil cream n after applying that it gets worse?

My 4 month old son having eczema on his face n gp gavel us zinc + castor oil cream n after applying that it gets worse?

Eczema treatment: There may be additives within the medicine your doc gave you that your son is sensitive to. Let your doctor know about the worsening of symptoms with the treatment, as many other options are certainly available. Also, make sure chemical free on clothing/bedding/burp rags - anything that could touch his face. No dryer sheets, use scent-free detergents and face washes. Finally, moisturize often. ...Read more

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Hello doctor. I have very dry scalp with lots of dandruf. Can one use zinc & castor oil ointment b.p. on the scalp?

Hello doctor. I have very dry scalp with lots of dandruf. Can one use zinc & castor oil ointment b.p. on the scalp?

DRY SCALP DANDRUFF: SUGGESTION: STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING!
USE AN OVER THE COUNTER TAR SHAMPOO DAILY!
THATS DAILY!
I KNOW THIS DIFFICULT FOR WOMEN, BUT IF YOU COULD DO THIS FOR TWO WEEKS YOU SHOULD SEE A REMARKABLE IMPROVEMENT.
BEST LUCK. . . ...Read more

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Are zinc and castor oil good for revmoing scars?

No: Silicone gel application topically to scars is the only non-invasive treatment that has been proven to improve the appearance of scars. More invasive treatments involve dermarolling and laser treatments. ...Read more

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Would zInc and and castor oil help as a barrier to prevent a rash from swimming pool chemicals such as bromide?

Would zInc and and castor oil help as a barrier to prevent a rash from swimming pool chemicals such as bromide?

Not sure how this: Would work. Generally face/eyes are most sensitive. Everywhere can be sensitive. I'm not following where you would put them to be relevant. Everywhere? How often reapply? Is it a theoretical or known sensitivity?
"doubtful" I think is the answer. ...Read more

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How to use castor oil on my hair for hair thickness?

Don't: You will look and smell like a grease ball, and there is not a single legitimate, reasonable expectation nor Ioda of medical literature that documents that this works ...Read more

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Is it ok to use castor oil when bleeding between period?

More Info: Why do you wish to use Castor Oil. Castor Oil is best for making pickles and as a massage oil. We should leave it for that. Castor oil is OK once in a while for constipation. ...Read more

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I use Jamaica black castor oil on scalp and It feels painful and it make feel bad like sick?

Stop using it: I am not familiar with the product however if it causes pain you should use another product. Unfortunately most of the over the counter products are not tested or regulated. The ingredients listed on the container may help determine what you are coming in contact with but it may not be accurate ...Read more

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I ONLY want to use natural organic NO CHEMICALS on my skinWill castor oil break out my clear skin if I apply lightly on my face every night? Coconut?

I ONLY want to use natural organic NO CHEMICALS on my skinWill castor oil break out my clear skin if I apply lightly on my face every night? Coconut?

Can try: As you do not get a rash from using this, I see no reason why you cannot try it. You will only know it you will get acne if you try it. Good Luck ...Read more

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What are castor oil benefits for penis? And is it good for lube use

Here are some...: Practically, any products with lubricating effect may be used for sex-enhancing as long as being no local or systemic intolerable side effects. But nowadays, safety is the essence of all healthcare for political correctness besides commercialism. So use those professionally recommended. More? Seek professional counseling timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Is it okay to use castor oil on warts when breastfeeding?

Yes, but won't work: Seborrheic keratoses sometimes go away when massaged twice a day with castor oil. They look warty but are not warts. Honest to goodness warts are caused by a virus and will not respond to castor oil. Try Mediplast tape on real warts. Generally works well. ...Read more

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Iam having pain in my rectum with a small vein bulging, can I use castor oil?

Iam having pain in my rectum with a small vein bulging, can I use castor oil?

Hemorrhoid: Your description sounds like a hemorrhoid. A swollen blood vessel in the rectum or anal area. A high fiber diet and laxatives, such as castor oil, can help to prevent straining while defacating which can help. A topical medication such as preparation h can help with symptoms. ...Read more

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The main ingredient in my facial moisturizer is castor oil. Is it safe to use daily for months, as I have been?

The main ingredient in my facial moisturizer is castor oil. Is it safe to use daily for months, as I have been?

Skin care: If you have dry skin oils can be fine for your skin. However, if you are prone to have oily skin or acne, oils can break you out and clog your pores in your face. OUL free moisturizers are best in this case ...Read more

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Does castor oil help people with hair growth? I've seen many people use it and show before and after pictures. And it works.

Castor oil for hair: Castor oil has not been shown to cause hair growth. There are some medications that may help but you have to be seen by your doctor to get these prescriptions. ...Read more

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What is a safe product I can use to kill parasites while nursing and how long should I wait to nurse after ingesting castor oil?

What is a safe product I can use to kill parasites while nursing and how long should I wait to nurse after ingesting castor oil?

What parasites?: Different drugs are used for different parasites, so a drug can then be recommended based on effectiveness and safety. Although there is no specific data on breast feeding and castor oil, it is reported that very little of the active ingredient in castor oil is absorbed from the intestine, so levels would be very low in B milk and would pass out of the colon with a bowel movement. ...Read more

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I use castor oil for my hair beard. ..is it 100% safe? Is there any minimal percentage that it might still contain the deadly ricin?

No: How many times have you heard of people dying of ingesting castor oil. Now it could be a vast coverup but think about it. A company would have to be manufacturing a quite deadly poison and convincing people to buy and use it. And their marketing plan would be terrible because they would have no repeat business. No. It's safe. It's mainly to relieve constipation and for that they do have repeat bus ...Read more

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Drops prescribed for dry eyes, but they're very expensive. I've heard of castor oil drops at night, but is there a type you should or shouldn't use?

Drops prescribed for dry eyes, but they're very expensive. I've heard of castor oil drops at night, but is there a type you should or shouldn't use?

UsePrescriptionOnly: I will not recommend using Castor Oil or any other drops but use the Prescribed eye drops only. Discuss with your Opthalmologist or prescribing doctor what else you can use for dry eyes ...Read more

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Topical castor oil appl'd to hands - dev'd painful welts a few days later & immed'y discon'd use. Still have the welts wonder if it's an allergic reac?

Topical castor oil appl'd to hands - dev'd painful welts a few days later & immed'y discon'd use. Still have the welts wonder if it's an allergic reac?

Likely: Try some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray in that area and topical cortisone like Hydrocortisone 1 % over the counter. You may also take antihistamines by mouth (like Loratadine 10 mg qd or Allegra or zyrtec during day time) or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlortrimeton at night. If significant swelling of lips or wheezing or shortness of breath go to dr or emergency room asap. ...Read more