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will coconut oil help dermatitis herpetiformis

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Celiac disease is the most common cause of dermatitis herpetiformis.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably: as any other irritating agent
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Celiac disease occurs primarily in whites of northern european ancestry.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dermatitis Herpetifo: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of ti ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
Psoriasis therapy: Fish oil will probably have no beneficial effect in psoriasis.
A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Sabean
50 years experience Dermatology
Some help: Tar soaps have been used for eczema for a hundred years or more and can be mildly helpful for itching and the outbreak, but can be noisome cosmeticall ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dry skin: Coconut oil works well as a skin moisturizer. It relieves dryness and associated itching. It contains lauric acid which is antimicrobial. However, t ... 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. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it will not.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unfortunately no: Hives are very distressing. Unfortunately, topical treatment such as creams, ointments, etc are not effective for treating hives even antihistamine c ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Absolutely not: In fact, it is not at all certain that there is any benefit from fish oil for anything. In USA it has been abandoned as useless by the best-informed e ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Doubtful.: The studies done on evening primrose oil treatment for eczema have been inconclusive. In other words, no consistent benefit has been shown, and given ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Stathakis
57 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Continue to apply the oil to your affected areas twice a day.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: The resident fungus (pityrosporum orbicularis) on most normal skin can cause seborrhea on some people. This fungus thrives on oil especially olive oi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hard to tell: Tea tree oil is said to possess anti-inflammatory property but may be helpful for some. However the result is really that that impressive.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
Very Unlikely: Havent seen that happen yet.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Avoid Food Products: I would not use olive oil to treat eczema. Applying food products like olive oil and oatmeal creams can actually be sensitizing. That means that over ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kulick
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Tea tree oil applied: There are many over the counter options that are forwarded by companies. However, there are few if any peer reviewed published studies which would su ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
18 years experience Dermatology
Dry skin : eczema needs hydration to prevent rashes. The heavier the moisture the better it is. The best include ointments followed by creams followed by lotions ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Shea Butter perhaps: Shea butter is used as a base for medicinal ointments. Some of the isolated chemical constituents are reported to have anti-inflammatory, emollient an ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Moisturizing: Coconut oil is moisturizing, which may help diminish roughness and improve appearance of hyperkeratosis pilaris, but definitive treatment involves alp ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes for itching: It does not address the cause that is a shortaged of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Consult a nutritionist.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Goldman
35 years experience Anesthesiology
May help: Castor oil derivatives produced for use on the skin may have the ability to penetrate deeply and is recognized by the fda for skin problems. I.
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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

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