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coconut oil for burn scars

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine): Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) if it is recent.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judith Tellerman
41 years experience Clinical Psychology
Scar Removal: Please consult with a Plastic Surgeon who will evaluate the scar and tell you options for treatment. www.plasticsurgery.org
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Takes time: It will take months to years. There are bleaches but they cannot hasten healing.
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Waste of money: Any lubricating oil or vaseline will be useful. Bio oil is nothing special.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not much help: Not much help but no harm either.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Scar Healing: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Olive & Coconut Oils: Both are good for the skin but much more beneficial if you ingest them also. They can help reduce inflammation, nourish nerves and brain, etc. Peace ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent, but they improve with time. Pressure treatment, silicone sheeting and steroid injection may hasten their maturation. Don't waste ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
You can: You can but see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible: There is no proven scar healer out there that I am aware of, keeping the area clean and soft should help with decreasing the amount of scar build up. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Not likely: There are many causes of hyperpigmentation for systemic disease to sun damage. Treatment for the hyperpigmentation depends upon its cause. I am not ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Not really: you need to see a dermatologist for options.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
NO: Not good for acne or anything else.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
52 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Oil ingredients that are healthful to ingest are normally healthy to use on the skin where they are often absorbed into the body. Many commercial pro ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Other than moisturizing your skin and making you smell like a salad, it will have no effect on scars.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Aloe vera straight : From the plant. Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Bentkover
46 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Coconut oil: I think it works well. Coco butter and aloe vera are also good. If you have blisters, however, it is a second degree burn. In that case you need to ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Olive oil can be used as a moisturizer.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Go ahead: But it might be comedogenic so try it on places that are facial.
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A female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy-safe oils: Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term. Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not aware: I am not aware of this making it better and it could make it worse.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Skin care: Olive Oil can be used to clean & moisturize skin. Grapeseed oil has been used for treatment of acne, psoriasis, cleansing &moisturizing skin ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
As a moisturizer: but only if it doesn't cause your skin to break out.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
None: Although a moisturizer may make the skin look more shiny and smooth, none of these reduces stretch marks or wrinkles.

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