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Baby oil is purified mineral oil? Can it be used as a laxative?

Not a great idea. at 16 years of age you should not be using laxatives at all without a physician supervision. I doubt that your physician would advise the use of any oil based laxatives. I think you would do well with 8-10 glasses of water daily, bran, cereals, fresh fruits and vegetables. Read more...

How dangerous is for an adult to drink baby oil? Is baby oil the same as mineral oil for constipation?

Don't do it! Uncertain--i can find no exact references in pubmed re: ingestion of baby oil. Nevertheless, there are well characterized syndromes associated with aspiration of toxic oils with resulting pneumonitis, as well as in the 1990's an eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome associated with toxic-oil intake, diffuse fasciitis, & eosinophilia. Don't take a chance! still in doubt, call the poison control center. Read more...

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...