A 39-year-old member asked:
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does coconut oil reduce surgery incision marks?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Not documented: There are some spurious reports that vitamin e cream could reduce surgical scars. I'm not familiar with any attribution to coconut oil. You should keep the scar out of sunlight for 6-9 months after surgery to allow the scar to mature without sunlight influence. A simple 30 sunblock would suffice. Good luck.
Answered on Apr 7, 2014
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