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Pregnant and suffering from cancer. Healing from abscess in gums. Will oil pulling affect pregnancy?

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oil pulling , will harm someone 7 mos, pregre,,,, she just found out see is also in the 4th stage of cancer and needs to also lower her blood pressure,,,,,,, they will take the baby ( C section) if the meds their giving her won't lower it......she's now home , we have her eating organic foods- i read about this "0il pulling" ,have tried for the pass week and its already healing an abssess on my gums and i sleep better ,etc not mention whiting my teeth......with this kinda healing properties , in such short time,,,,would it be helpful or would not - its only swish a tablespoon of oil and spitting it out, then rinsing with water....still i need another opinion ???
Posted Wed, 6 Nov 2013 in Pregnancy
 
 
Answered by Dr. Arif N Khan 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Safe to use this Oil pulling preparation.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for choosing XXXXXXX

I presume Oil pulling what you have mentioned is an ancient ayurvedic treatment, but there are no medical studies which have proven it to be effective. Most ayurvedic preparations are safe during pregnancy. I feel if a person is not taking this medication internally, so its unlikely to affect the growing fetus. She can safely continue this alternative medication, but I also advise to kindly follow the modern medicine treatment along with this treatment.

As she is 7 months pregnant, I advise to take adequate rest and good diet.

If you want further clarification regarding your cancer kindly reply with the Type of cancer you are having and regarding your fetal evaluation( obstetric scan if done).
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Wish you good health.
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Follow-up: Pregnant and suffering from cancer. Healing from abscess in gums. Will oil pulling affect pregnancy? 17 hours later
THANK YOU......YES A ORGANIC AND BALANCED DIET, NO RED MEAT....NATURAL SPRING WATER.......I'M THE AUNT OF THE MOTHER TO BE.....SHE HAD TESTS 1ST MRI - FOUND THAT MOTHER'S BOTH LOBES OF LIVER SWOLLEN AND BABY ESTIMATED 4 POUNDS NEXT DAY GOT RESULTS OF BIOPSY 'CANCER' ,FAMILY TOLD IT STARTED IN COLON<PREGNANCY..... WAS RELEASED FROM 'MERITER HOSPITAL IN XXXXXXX WI. WITH MEDS. TO LOWER HER BLOOD PRESSURE, HER LIVER STILL INFLAMED AND FAMILY TOLD WILL INDUCE LABOR IN 3 WEEKS OR SOONER IF PRESSURE DOESN'T COME DOWN DUE TO FEAR OF BABY'S LIFE.....AFTER DELIVERY SHE WILL BEGIN CHEMO!!!....FAMILY WANTS TO TAKE HER TO "HOXSEY CLINIC" ....WANT TO KNOW IF CHEMO CAN WAIT ? THIS IS WHAT MY NIECE WROTE TO ME : thought this might be the quickest way to give an update on our situation. Some of you may have heard that I was admitted to the hospital last Thursday and in danger of delivering the baby early. Fortunately, we found the baby and pregnancy were fine, but I received a diagnosis of stage IV Colon Cancer. When I tell people that I feel like I'm hitting them over the head with a bat, but there's really no other way to say it. So I'm sorry if this is the first you're hearing of this.

The plan is to deliver the baby early in 3 weeks and then begin chemotherapy. We have been overwhelmed with the love and support of so many and everyone keeps offering to help - which we appreciate so much. At the moment, the best thing you can do for us is to pray for us to make the right choices.

I know some of you have been through this difficult situation with incurable cancer in loved ones, so if you have any suggestions on dealing with even the smallest aspects of this (what makes chemo more tolerable?), we'd love to hear them. ***CAN YOU HELP US PLEASE
MY SISTER you know, XXXXXXX (Baran) Mueller has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and is currently 32 weeks pregnant with their 2nd child. She has just returned home from Meriter Hospital in XXXXXXX WI, where she spent the last 2 weeks undergoing many tests. The two MRI's have revealed the cancer spread to both lobes of her liver and possibly the lungs (inconclusive).

The plan: Deliver the baby on October 30th and begin IV chemo a week later. Her care is being coordinated by the doctors of Meriter and UW Hospital located in XXXXXXX WI. We are seeking alternative solutions as well, but nothing has been decided as yet.

In the meantime, she is responding well to the b.p. meds and tolerating it better. Although the first 72 hours the side effects included: severe headaches-which required Oxycodone to control that pain... as many know causes the side effect of constipation. Long story short, she's been through the wringer. The final MRI was yesterday, that caused her liver to spasm & incur MORE pain, which she is confident will subside in a few days. She was weaned from the Oxycodone before leaving the hospital (wise move). However, the Advil only touches the pain enough to tolerate and we hope to use it as little as possible.

We arrived home Friday nite and after an intensive search for the minute dosage of heparin.. XXXXXXX had to drive to a Walgreen's in Rockford, ILL, we seem to be on a course of rest, organic foods of vegetables, fruit and untreated, unadulterated poultry & fish. Unfortunately, XXXXXXX isn't fond of fish. I made a pot of chicken soup using the organic rotisserie chicken & all organic fresh vegs. from Whole foods. We are happy to report that Woodman's grocery store carries many organic products and we will soon have a stockpile of organic products to replace the prior pantry. A dear sister has lent us a brand new XXXXXXX Lalaine (sp?) juicer to give her smoothies & juices daily!

Some have wondered how they can help: The sisters here in Janesville will coordinate organic meals for a few times a week. We don't want daily meals...as leftovers would soon pile up and possibly go to waste. Cards would be appreciated and we hope to limit phone calls by setting up a web page that any/all could access via computer. I'll keep let you know when/how to view it.

We are most appreciative of all the concern, prayers & well wishes. We are feeling the "calm" that Jehovah gives his servants at this trialsome time. The home is filling up with flowers. They are so beautiful - however the scents from them may bring on a neg. response once chemo starts, so we are requesting for those who wish to send flowers to substitute $$ towards the organic foods that she will need. WE thank you in advance for your generosity...please be mindful that small donations are all that is required as we have a WEALTH of friends...the numbers are staggering to think of, as XXXXXXX & XXXXXXX have touched so many thru family & friends over the years!

Thank you again for all of your support. We feel blessed to have you all in our lives.

Love,THE MOTHER OF THE MOTHER TO BE JUST SEND THIS EMAIL TO SHARE - I HOPE WITH YOUR KIND HELP WE CAN EASE HER SUFFERING - THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS !
 
 
Answered by Dr. Arif N Khan 31 hours later
Brief Answer:
Chemotherapy is safe and required

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for choosing XXXXXXX The treatment plan is is good. You need to go ahead with delivering the baby keeping all the problems in mind. It is more risky to your health if you continue the pregnancy. The goal of chemotherapy is to destroy cancer cells. Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of chemotherapy treatment for cancer. But in most cases, these side effects can be controlled with preventive medications and other measures. If you're considering chemotherapy, you and your doctor can take steps to prevent or decrease nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy. This can help make you more comfortable during your cancer treatment.
I pray go to get well soon. All the best and May GOD bless you.
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Follow-up: Pregnant and suffering from cancer. Healing from abscess in gums. Will oil pulling affect pregnancy? 17 hours later
PLEASE I WOULD LIKE TO GET A MESSAGE RECLINER (6 SETTINGS ,LOW TO MED. TO HIGH INTENSITY FOR EACH SET PLUS A HEAT SETTINGS) - I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THIS CHAIR WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR TO USE , AFTER DELIVERY OR MAYBE DURING CHEMO OR SHOULD I NOT FIND IT USEFUL TILL MUCH LATER? ONE THING I DO KNOW MY HUSBAND AND DAUGHTER COULD USE IT NOW-
 
 
Answered by Dr. Arif N Khan 13 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes you canuse it

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for choosing XXXXXXX Yes you can use massage recliner for relaxing yourself. It wont be a waste, it will be very useful for you. All the best and god bless you and your family.
Please ask if you have more questions. If you are satisfied, please make sure that your ACCEPT my answer so that I receive credit. Good luck!!

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