A 46-year-old member asked:
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could a person use sea salt and shea butter on seborrheic keratosis?

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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 and humectant properties. Shea butter has been used as a sunblocking lotion and has a limited capacity to absorb ultraviolet radiation.
Answered on Nov 5, 2012

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