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04 Apr 2006

Arnica for my boob job?
hiya!
Im having a breast augmentation done in May and Iv been told to take arnica for 4 weeks before to help with the inflammation, bruising and swelling. I went to the chemist but there are so many forms of arnica: gel, homeopathic sucrose/lactose ones, capsules, etc. Which ones should i take? Surely arnica oil capsules would be ok. Or hard tablets? And do i have to take them like 6 times a day like the pack says? or can i reduce the dosage because im taking them for 4 weeks and not 1?
Thanks doc
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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Hi Gemini
Take the tablets and you don't have to take them 6 times a day - you can take a lower dosage - only 3 times a day should be enough.
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