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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Kristen | 2012/10/11

Q.

Oil

Good morning, please could you advise if it is a good idea to give a baby castor oil? To the best of my knowledge I know it is''nt so.

Also is it safe to put olive oil into a babies ear.

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Castor oil is not safe for babies and should not be given to them.
It is safe to put a little olive oil in your baby's ear, but only if there is a reason such as excessive amounts of hard wax.

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