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Apply Oil Medication
Massaging: Afterapplication of oil when you massage your scalp, the friction through fingers and heat created thereby cause the hot feeling in addition to dilatation of the blood vessels by the warmth you create by after application and massaging. The scalp is very rich in blood supply and the massaging of scalp is good for hair strenght by improving over all vascularity if oil is applied in moderation. ...Read more
Is it better to apply oil before or after showering and should the showering be done with or without shampoo?
If you are trying to keep your skin moist, shower or bathe , sponge dry, then apply to oil on <3 mins after bathing to seal the water in.
Most people shampoo when they shower and I don't see any reason not to. ...Read more
I overwashed my hair in one day and now my scalp and hair are dry. Should i leave it be or apply oil?
My hair have turned really rough and dry, i shampoo after a day and wear hemet everyday, i also apply oil daily.Help:-(?
Most people: Go for every day, along with a shower. I would not apply oil, depends on what effect u r trying to create. What do you want from your hair? ...Read more
Can i apply oil on my hair after using minoxidil on my scalp because my hair get dry after using minoxidil ?
Not studied: Don't believe that this issue has been studied. The rule of thumb on applying medicated cream or lotion is to wait 30 minutes in-between. In your case, minoxidil first ,then oil after 30 minutes. However if this does not work, you will have to space the time longer until it works for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I apply oil on my hair , after two days some thing like tumor shown on my Rt side bottom neck.doc says its cervical effect. What's this?
Not related: Lymph nodes at the base of the skull and along the neck will react to infections or trauma of the head by getting larger. This normal immune reaction is not considered cancerous unless a biopsy proves otherwise. Applying oil to the hair is unlikely to produce this effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hair is falling and its thinner than before, i apply oil baths to it and tried vitamins. Is their an effective way for a healthy looking hair?
I got hair fall.No dandruff no disease when i take tention and apply oil hair fall incres imidiatly I have exicity of iron and deficiency of.Zinc?
Scaling, itching, little/no hair in patches affected by seborrheic dermatitisalready using Nizoral (ketoconazole) other creams that can help also is it ok to apply oil?
cannot be sure: Please see a dermatologist to make a diagnosis about your scalp problem. ...Read more
My hair has lost its lust and more importantly its curls. It looks limp and "bendy".I apply oil, shampoo, conditioner nd take vitamin C and B complex.
Shiny hair : Of course you want to eat healthy and stay active for your overall health! Curly hair does require special care and will be at its best with regular cuts to eliminate split ends, minimal blow drying ( no more than 2x per week). Letting hair air dry with a "curl activator" product will give you your best look. These products contain silicone for shine! Thanks for using Healthtap! ...Read more
Coconut oil: When used with moderation and with the same amounts found in food, it is unlikely to have side effects or interactions. However, it is high in saturated fat and can increase cholesterol levels and so if you are taking anti-cholesterol medications you may want to discuss it with your physician ...Read more
BAD oil: Hi. Coconut and palm oils are very unhealthy for you. They're both very highly saturated, and present a horrific risk for atherosclerosis and heart attack. And COCONUT OIL IS NOT A MEDICATION, except for causing death, so you can't take it as such (a medication). Read ingredient labels; if you see palm or coconut oil, STAY AWAY if you like your heart muscle getting blood and oxygen! ...Read more
I have a very oily skin. By early afternoon my skin looks like a mirror! oil control lotions seems fairly ineffective. Is medication my only solution?
Oily skin: Sometimes when we have oily skin, our first inclination is to wash it with cleanser more frequently. But that often serves to dry out the skin more frequently, which causes your skin to become more oily. It becomes a hard to break cycle. If you think you're getting acne from the excessive oil, it might be good to at least talk with your doc about options - it doesn't mean you have to use them. ...Read more
Is there any medication, vitamins or hair oil for premature grey hair? What cause premature grey hair?
No known solution: Pigmentation in follicles require proper 1)production of melanin (the pigment) and 2)the proper transfer of melanin into the follicles. If either of these steps is amiss, we will grey. In a healthy individual, when we start to grey is genetically programed. In an extreme situation such as starvation or malnutrition, we will experience hair loss, reduce melanin production, and thus greying. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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