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Old 06-12-2019, 07:47 PM
Derleth is offline
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Originally Posted by nearwildheaven View Post
Mineral oil isn't really a laxative anyway; it's just a lubricant.
A company which makes laxatives disagrees with you:
Lubricant laxatives, such as mineral oil, coat the surface of a stool which helps the stool retain fluid and pass with less difficulty. Doctors may recommend lubricants for people with blockages in the anus or rectum. However, they can sometimes inhibit the absorption of vitamins and nutrients.