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will coconut oil heal a hematoma

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

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: See your doctor to have them checked'
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 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Aquaphor: Or vaseline
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
No: The quality of the wound care will affect how much scar will be present. If a thick noticeable scar forms it might help make it less obvious.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Wound care: Neither:apply pressure with a clean cloth to stop bleeding, clean the wound with water, use an antibiotic ointment to prevent infection, bandage the w ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Massage is Good: The skin is a great barrier, and most oils cannot penetrate to the living cells. The massaging action of application does help. Vaseline works well to ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
All biologically: derived cooking oils (particularly "healthy" polyunsaturated or monounsaturated oils) have the potential to "go bad." This process is called rancidit ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Why?: This combination has no direct benefit in healing a laceration.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Can almost guarantee that if you use coconut oil for two weeks that your herpes will heal up and it will take 14 days without coconut oil. This will ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Moist: Historically wounds were treated with goal of keeping wound dry. Today we know that keeping a wound moist will allow it to heal better with less chan ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pejman Katiraei
17 years experience Holistic Medicine
Be careful: The olive oil is meant to get your gallbladder contracting to push things out. If you have a few stones in there, you may end up in a world of hurt. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Sure can: Any oil or grease can clog up pores. There are plenty of good moisturizing lotions available. Why waste your money on hemp oil. If you want to feel go ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience Dermatology
Be careful: Most home remedies have never been tested and may cause rashes such as a contact allergy. Excess hair can be treated with creams such as vaniqa, elect ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Probably: not. There are anecdotal reports that ingestion of green tea can help with acne – but to the best of my knowledge there are no studies on the subjec ... Read More
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Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well : In general you should not put any unusual lotions or oils on your penis. For specific advice make Healthtap appointment orrimary care doctor appointme ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Grapeseed oil: Grapeseed oil can be safely used on infants with dry skin. Make sure the oil isnt too old. Otherwise he might smell like a winery.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Nothing: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective ... Read More
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Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Burned skin Retin A (tretinoin): The concentration of 0.1% retin-A (I was on 0.05% before) is high. The 0.1% is irritating, May induce a red rash (hundreds of tiny little bumps), thic ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It will feel better: Vaseline or a lip balm will make the lip feel more comfortable while it heals. Blood flow is very high in that area and healing should take less than ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Why is it sore?: If the clitoris is sore because of an infection or injury it is best to find out the cause before "treating" the soreness symptoms with anything by se ... Read More

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