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What is turpentine used for medically?

Turpentine oil Uses. Turpentine oil is used topically to treat rheumatoid and neuralgic disorders, toothaches, muscle pain, and disseminated sclerosis. Inhaling the vapors of turpentine oil can reduce thick secretions due to bronchial diseases. Distilled turpentine oil is used as a flavoring ingredient in foods.

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Beside this, can turpentine be used as medicine?

It is used as medicine. Don't confuse turpentine oil with gum turpentine, which is the resin. Turpentine oil is applied to the skin for joint pain, muscle pain, nerve pain, and toothaches. In manufacturing, turpentine oil is used in soap and cosmetics and also as a paint solvent.

Secondly, how does turpentine work? Turpentine oil, when inhaled, may help reduce congestion. When used on the skin, turpentine oil may cause warmth and redness that can help relieve pain in the tissue underneath.

Likewise, people ask, is turpentine toxic to humans?

Turpentine is thought to be only mildly toxic when used according to manufacturers' recommendations. It can pass through the skin. Turpentine exposure causes eye irritation, headache, dizziness and vomiting. Breathing or swallowing also causes kidney and bladder irritation.

Can you drink turpentine?

Haddish isn't wrong that turpentine, a “volatile” solvent made from tree resin, probably won't kill you if swallowed, according to Alfred Aleguas, managing director of the Florida Poison Center in Tampa. But it can definitely be serious trouble if it goes down the wrong pipe to your lungs.

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