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I just realized that my arnica expired back in July. Do I need to get new or will it still work okay?

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I'm sure someone will help you, Christa. I had to google to find out what it even was. I was thinking...car seat
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Homeopathics cannot expire. I believe the only reason they have expiration dates is because of the FDA. The only thing that can really make them go bad is getting REALLY hot.
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Thanks! One thing I can cross off my shopping list (there's plenty left in the bottle and I really hate to throw things away ).

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The only thing that I would worry about with expired Arnica is that the effectiveness may be reduced. Sometimes things lose their potency over time. But since it just expired it is prob just fine! It wont hurt you to take it...
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oh good- because mine expired like a year ago and I was just going to assume it was OK, too. Especially since last time I gave birth, I forgot to use it AT ALL. SO I figured that using expired arnica can't be worse than using no arnica, and it would be stupid to buy another one that I'm never going to remember to use forever.

This time, I am keeping it on my dresser instead of in the medicine cabinet, so that I'm less likely to forget.
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Homeopathics cannot expire. I believe the only reason they have expiration dates is because of the FDA. The only thing that can really make them go bad is getting REALLY hot.
So leaving them in the car is probably not a good thing?

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So leaving them in the car is probably not a good thing?
Ya know, I think its probably OK - I guess it depends on how hot. I was referring more to extreme heat, in other words, don't microwave it!

Another thing ,moisture and strong smells are bad for homeopathics. I was just googling and I found that info from several different sources. Thats very interesting, I didn't know that.
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