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Can I use oils and creams during fasting?

What is the ruling on injections (pain killers, antibiotics, etc.) and on using saline solutions, glucose and mannitol?


Injections, saline solution, glucose and mannitol (a diuretic used by patients suffering from ocular hypertension) do not invalidate fasting because they do not enter the body through an open orifice but through the skin. They are absorbed by the skin and there is no difference between this and injecting them into the body.
And God the Almighty knows best.

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