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Castor Oil Poisoning

Castor Oil Toxicity


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  • Castor beans, however, also contain a potent toxin known as ricin, which is present in low concentrations.[castor-oil.com]
  • At present, therapy for ricin poisoning consists of replacing fluids and treating the symptoms of poisoning, but research is underway to develop a vaccine for the toxin.[outdoorselfreliance.com]
  • Menstrual Disorders: Ricinoleic acid, present in castor oil, is an emmenagogue by nature and helps open menstruation in cases of delayed, painful, or obstructed menstruation. It also helps to relieve pain during menstruation.[curezone.org]
  • The triglyceride fatty acids present in castor oil help dry skin by restoring the natural moisture. Castor Oil also has many antibacterial properties and is fabulous in handmade soap and shampoo for creating a rich bubbly lather.[chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com]
  • For menstrual cramping, especially when fibroids may be present or when flows are heavy, castor oil packs may be placed on the abdomen for up to an hour.[encyclopedia.com]
Pain
  • Symptoms of ricin poisoning include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate and seizures. It can progress to severe dehydration, low blood pressure and decrease in urine within a few days.[castor-oil.com]
  • It’s a great alternative to pain killers. (1) Mercola. Castor Oil May Help Relieve Arthritis, Sciatica and Back Pain Published: April 28, 2012. Accessed: December 8, 2016. (2) GreenMedinfo.[theheartysoul.com]
  • You may experience dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath and possibly chest pain. In rare instances, some people may have hallucinations and a feeling that the throat is closing up.[livestrong.com]
  • The signs and symptoms may include Allergic reactions Respiratory difficulties Chest pain, tightness in the throat Nausea and vomiting Diarrhea Abdominal pain and cramping Rashes on the skin Feeling faint, dizzy Unconsciousness How is First Aid administered[dovemed.com]
  • Remedies Relieve Poison Ivy Itch with Turmeric and Castor Oil Poison Ivy is aptly named as it contains a poisonous substance that can cause irritated skin , itching and painful rashes .[health.viralcreek.com]
Gastric Lavage
  • Gastric lavage combined with enemas. To prevent the violation of the kidneys, the patient is given 5 to 15 grams of sodium bicarbonate.[en.intoxication-stop.com]
  • If less than an hour has passed since ingestion, gastric lavage may be performed to remove the poison from the stomach.[britannica.com]
Gastric Lavage
  • Gastric lavage combined with enemas. To prevent the violation of the kidneys, the patient is given 5 to 15 grams of sodium bicarbonate.[en.intoxication-stop.com]
  • If less than an hour has passed since ingestion, gastric lavage may be performed to remove the poison from the stomach.[britannica.com]
Common Cold
  • Massage with castor oil helps against swollen breast, benign tumors, arthritis, rheumatism, bronchitis and the common cold. If you have any problems with the warts, rub castor oil every night for 10-15 minutes on them until they fall off.[alternativa-za-vas.com]
Vomiting
  • Symptoms of ricin poisoning include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate and seizures. It can progress to severe dehydration, low blood pressure and decrease in urine within a few days.[castor-oil.com]
  • […] if you do end up going to the hospital, they will do a stomach lavage, maybe start you on antio-bios, and maybe do an enema.Maybe either have you vomit more, or stop the vomiting. the full intestinal wash is the only thing that will cure you - completely[hobotraveler.com]
  • The signs and symptoms may include Allergic reactions Respiratory difficulties Chest pain, tightness in the throat Nausea and vomiting Diarrhea Abdominal pain and cramping Rashes on the skin Feeling faint, dizzy Unconsciousness How is First Aid administered[dovemed.com]
  • If the dose was sufficient and the disease has progressed, vomiting blood or passing bloody diarrhea or dark-colored tarry stools may occur.[emedicinehealth.com]
  • Dehydration and vomiting are more dangerous for children than adults, so ingestion of a single castor bean seed may be fatal for a child.[outdoorselfreliance.com]
Vomiting
  • Symptoms of ricin poisoning include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate and seizures. It can progress to severe dehydration, low blood pressure and decrease in urine within a few days.[castor-oil.com]
  • […] if you do end up going to the hospital, they will do a stomach lavage, maybe start you on antio-bios, and maybe do an enema.Maybe either have you vomit more, or stop the vomiting. the full intestinal wash is the only thing that will cure you - completely[hobotraveler.com]
  • The signs and symptoms may include Allergic reactions Respiratory difficulties Chest pain, tightness in the throat Nausea and vomiting Diarrhea Abdominal pain and cramping Rashes on the skin Feeling faint, dizzy Unconsciousness How is First Aid administered[dovemed.com]
  • If the dose was sufficient and the disease has progressed, vomiting blood or passing bloody diarrhea or dark-colored tarry stools may occur.[emedicinehealth.com]
  • Dehydration and vomiting are more dangerous for children than adults, so ingestion of a single castor bean seed may be fatal for a child.[outdoorselfreliance.com]
Nausea
  • Symptoms of ricin poisoning include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate and seizures. It can progress to severe dehydration, low blood pressure and decrease in urine within a few days.[castor-oil.com]
  • If nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are not controlled, serious dehydration and electrolyte (body chemical and mineral) imbalances may occur. These can cause heart rhythm disturbances.[medlineplus.gov]
  • Additionally, it has been known to cause nausea is some ( 4 ).[theheartysoul.com]
Constipation
  • Medicinal Benefits Today, the castor oil extracted from the plant is known not just for beautifying the skin but also for its various medicinal benefits, which include the following: Acting as a laxative for constipation problems Treatment of skin problems[castor-oil.com]
  • Constipation. Castor oil works as a stimulant laxative for reducing constipation when taken by mouth. Birth control.[webmd.com]
  • Castor oil has long been used against: sciatica hair loss arthritis poor circulation constipation breast tumors fibroids and cysts warts bronchitis and colds autoimmune disorders Parkinson’s disease epilepsy Castor oil is known to cure constipation.[alternativa-za-vas.com]
  • While this process alleviates constipation it can also induce stomach and digestive upset.[undergroundhealthreporter.com]
  • Constipation: Castor oil is most widely used as a laxative (better to call it a purgative). It is thus a very effective treatment for extreme cases of constipation where bulk laxatives do not work.[curezone.org]
Abdominal Pain
  • Symptoms of ricin poisoning include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate and seizures. It can progress to severe dehydration, low blood pressure and decrease in urine within a few days.[castor-oil.com]
  • Lethal dose is around 4-8 seeds and symptoms of poisoning include burning mouth, abdominal pain, nausea, bloody diarrhea, and seizures that can last for up to a week. Symptoms may be delayed for up to 36 hours but commonly begin in 2-4 hours.[wildernessarena.com]
  • Although the effects of ricin ingestion may be felt within a few hours (abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting), it is a slow-acting poison, with death occurring after 1-3 days.[outdoorselfreliance.com]
  • People who ingested it may have abdominal pain , often accompanied by vomiting and diarrhea . Because of this, they may also become dehydrated.[emedicinehealth.com]
  • This outer coating can cause nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; abdominal pain; dehydration; shock; blood cell destruction; severe fluid and chemical disturbances; liver, kidney, and pancreas damage; and death.[webmd.com]
Hypotension
  • If you do fear you or a loved one has castor bean poisoning, look for the following symptoms: Nausea Diarrhea Tachycardia Hypotension Seizures It’s always best to be on the safe side. Castor beans poison within three to five days unless treated.[undergroundhealthreporter.com]
  • Inhaling significant amounts of ricin can lead to respiratory distress, fever, cough, and other symptoms within a few hours, followed possibly by hypotension, pulmonary edema, and respiratory failure.[alternative-doctor.com]
Tachycardia
  • If you do fear you or a loved one has castor bean poisoning, look for the following symptoms: Nausea Diarrhea Tachycardia Hypotension Seizures It’s always best to be on the safe side. Castor beans poison within three to five days unless treated.[undergroundhealthreporter.com]
Arthritis
  • […] a laxative for constipation problems Treatment of skin problems like itchiness, ringworm, dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles Encouraging the growth and regrowth of hair Treatment of scalp problems, such as dandruff Inducing labor Relieving pain from arthritis[castor-oil.com]
  • But if it is, applying it to your joints is a great way to fight arthritis and inflammation.[theheartysoul.com]
  • Massage with castor oil helps against swollen breast, benign tumors, arthritis, rheumatism, bronchitis and the common cold. If you have any problems with the warts, rub castor oil every night for 10-15 minutes on them until they fall off.[alternativa-za-vas.com]
  • Other claims for castor oil include treating lymphoma, bacterial and viral diseases (including HIV), arthritis, skin and hair conditions, eye irritations, diseases of the colon and gallbladder, bursitis, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.[thebeautybrains.com]
  • Arthritis. Skin disorders. Boils. Blisters. Swelling (inflammation) of the middle ear. Migraines. Softening cysts. Adhesive bowel obstruction. Warts. Bunions and corns. Promoting the flow of breast milk. Other conditions.[webmd.com]
Dry Skin
  • skin, fine lines and wrinkles Encouraging the growth and regrowth of hair Treatment of scalp problems, such as dandruff Inducing labor Relieving pain from arthritis Relieving skin and nasopharyngeal allergies Treatment of warts, moles, and cysts Boosting[castor-oil.com]
  • Cold pressed from the Castor Bean, castor oil is a popular healing agent for many skin problems and a natural remedy for dry skin. The triglyceride fatty acids present in castor oil help dry skin by restoring the natural moisture.[chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com]
  • Because of its hydrating properties it is an ideal remedy for dry skin and hair. It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles - it makes it an excellent remedy for mature skin care.[alternativa-za-vas.com]
  • Castor oil is also used to treat ring-worm, abscesses, bruises, dry skin, dermatitis, sunburn, open sores, and other skin conditions. Additional less well-known uses of castor oil include hair tonics, cosmetics, and contraceptive creams and jellies.[encyclopedia.com]
Fear
  • If your fear grows to the point that it stops you from doing things that you would normally do, it might be helpful to talk with a professional counselor.[www1.nyc.gov]
  • If you do fear you or a loved one has castor bean poisoning, look for the following symptoms: Nausea Diarrhea Tachycardia Hypotension Seizures It’s always best to be on the safe side. Castor beans poison within three to five days unless treated.[undergroundhealthreporter.com]
Seizure
  • Symptoms of ricin poisoning include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate and seizures. It can progress to severe dehydration, low blood pressure and decrease in urine within a few days.[castor-oil.com]
  • This could include ventilation to help breathing, giving fluids to help stave off dehydration, and giving medication to stop seizures and raise blood pressure.[businessinsider.com]
  • Lethal dose is around 4-8 seeds and symptoms of poisoning include burning mouth, abdominal pain, nausea, bloody diarrhea, and seizures that can last for up to a week. Symptoms may be delayed for up to 36 hours but commonly begin in 2-4 hours.[wildernessarena.com]
  • Other signs or symptoms may include hallucinations, seizures, and blood in the urine. Within several days, the person's liver, spleen, and kidneys might stop working, and the person could die.[health.ny.gov]
  • If you do fear you or a loved one has castor bean poisoning, look for the following symptoms: Nausea Diarrhea Tachycardia Hypotension Seizures It’s always best to be on the safe side. Castor beans poison within three to five days unless treated.[undergroundhealthreporter.com]
Confusion
  • It could be done intentionally, or they could be confusing it with castor oil that has been additionally processed. Castor Oil in Soap The castor oil available to most soapmakers in usually food grade.[mariegale.com]
  • The name "castor" was given to the plant by English traders who confused its oil with the oil of another shrub, Vitex agnus — Castus, which the Spanish and Portuguese in Jamaica called agno-casto.[encyclopedia.com]
Neglect
  • A common weed in coastal areas and often found growing along creek banks and in disturbed, neglected areas. Flowers : The flowers, which are about 1cm in diameter, occur on stout erect spikes.[childrens.health.qld.gov.au]

Treatment

  • […] like itchiness, ringworm, dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles Encouraging the growth and regrowth of hair Treatment of scalp problems, such as dandruff Inducing labor Relieving pain from arthritis Relieving skin and nasopharyngeal allergies Treatment of[castor-oil.com]
  • Unfortunately, just like many of my fave DIY treatments, there are risks to using castor oil for short or long-term treatments.[bustle.com]
  • It’s marketed as a treatment for dry scalp and other scalp conditions as well.[healthline.com]
  • Call poison control for treatment information.[coordinatedhealth.com]

Prognosis

  • , the prognosis is generally good, if no allergic reactions develop in the affected individual However, sometimes, loss of fluid from the body due to vomiting or diarrhea may lead to dehydration and weaknesses, which may prolong recovery time.[dovemed.com]
  • Expectations (prognosis) Normally, castor oil should cause few problems. Recovery is very likely.[coordinatedhealth.com]
  • The person may receive: Blood and urine tests ECG (electrocardiogram or heart tracing) Intravenous fluids (through a vein) Medicine to treat symptoms Outlook (Prognosis) Normally, castor oil should cause few problems. Recovery is very likely.[m.ufhealth.org]

Etiology

  • Sections Anaerobic Infections at a Referral Center: Incidence, Etiology, and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern S. M.[annsaudimed.net]

Prevention

  • Castor oil prevents moles from building mole hills. Castor oil is an eco-friendly way to prevent moles from burrowing and building molehills in lawns and gardens.[hunker.com]
  • Registry (ATSDR) (1-888-422-8737) Source: Adapted from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Facts About Ricin (), October 2003.[health.ny.gov]
  • There are many claims about castor oil, including those that topical castor oil can help prevent or treat skin cancer. However, there’s no evidence to support its use.[healthline.com]
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. . Accessed March 5, 2019. Nunez OF, et al. Ricin poisoning after oral ingestion of castor beans: A case report and review of the literature and laboratory testing.[mayoclinic.org]

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