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Question : Can you use Tiger Balm whilst pregnant?

(7 Posts)
TheMaskedPoster Fri 31-Aug-07 20:22:56

I know some muscular ointments are out of bounds, but don't know about tiger balm...

TIA

lulumama Fri 31-Aug-07 20:24:07

if it has essential oils in, then i would avoid .....

TheMaskedPoster Fri 31-Aug-07 20:26:24

essential oils??

It has Camphor, Menthol, Clove oil, cajuput oil, cinnamon oil, dementholised mint oil and paraffins...

think I will just suffer with a sore back, aye...

thanks smile

lulumama Fri 31-Aug-07 21:58:09

poor you x

Katymac Fri 31-Aug-07 22:00:49

Quote "Pregnancy: Camphor (an ingredient in Tiger Balm) can cross the placenta if swallowed or if too much is used. The placenta feeds food and nutrients to your unborn."

puffylovett Fri 31-Aug-07 22:01:08

no, you should avoid al those oils. sorry !!

TheMaskedPoster Sat 01-Sep-07 10:01:43

thanks all, had a nice warm bath and it helped a treat smile

<<now, where are those cheddar cheese and chutney flavoured crisps ...>>

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