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What are the side effects for Turpentine Oil?


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Turpentine oil is possibly safe when used appropriately on the skin or by inhalation in adults. When inhaled, turpentine oil can cause spasms of the airways, particularly in people with asthma and whooping cough. When used on the skin, it can cause skin irritation.

Turpentine oil is UNSAFE when taken by mouth or used on the skin over large areas. Turpentine oil, when taken by mouth, can cause serious side effects including headache, sleeplessness, coughing, bleeding in the lungs, vomiting, kidney damage, brain damage, coma, and death.

Do not use turpentine oil in children. They are particularly sensitive to the toxicity and can be fatally poisoned.

Do not take turpentine oil if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have a lung problem, including asthma or whooping cough.

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