In this Article
- What other names is Turpentine Oil known by?
- What is Turpentine Oil?
- How does Turpentine Oil work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Turpentine Oil.
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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