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I have a daughter with eczema, we put coconut oil on her as well baby oil and it has made her worse. She has broken out with near hives. Any thoughts?

I have a daughter with eczema, we put coconut oil on her as well baby oil and it has made her worse. She has broken out with near hives. Any thoughts?

See a dermatologist: A long soak in a bath or shower can be followed immediately by application of a ceramide cream or ointment. Forget about coconut or any other fruit. She needs professional care and a prescription cortisone. Eczema is not an allergy and not due to "stress". When you go, bring ALL products used during the last 6 months. Discuss ALL meds, herbs, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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I know that baby powder is potentially harmful to babies. Is the same true of baby oil?

I know that baby powder is potentially harmful to babies. Is the same true of baby oil?

Safe To Use Baby Oil: "Baby oil" is commonly applied to babies' skin. It does not moisturize however due to it's poor absorption by the skin. Beyond this, it can be used as massage oil on infant skin. Classical baby oils are safe when used as directed. As with any product, carefully read the label, avoid dyes & fragrances, avoid phthalates & parabens. See your doctor for any abnormal skin condition your infant may have ...Read more

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Can I give my 7month LD baby fermented cod liver oil, buttternmilk and probiotics... Are they too much to give? (my baby has a terrible eczema)

Can I give my 7month LD baby fermented cod liver oil, buttternmilk and probiotics... Are they too much to give? (my baby has a terrible eczema)

Yes and no: No to buttermilk. Yes to cod liver oil (i did not know there is a fermented cod liver oil) for a 7 month old- 1/ tsp a day of cod liver oil. Probiotics yes. No dairy. No gluten. See a chinese medicine practitioner. Much eczema is related to digestive issues and chinese medicine can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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Help can baby oil cause breakouts?

Help can baby oil cause breakouts?

Probably: Baby oil is not recommended by Dermatologists if you are using it to treat acne - a common misconception.

http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/185379-baby-oil-acne/ ...Read more

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Can you use baby oil as a sexual lubricant?

Can you use baby oil as a sexual lubricant?

No: Baby oil is not a good choice as a personal lubricant. Over time this may cause irritation to the genital skin. Additionally, the oil weakens latex condoms; therefore, making them less effective at preventing unintended pregnancy and stds. Try to find a water based lubricant that is designed for intimate use. ...Read more

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Can female masturbate with johnson's baby oil?

Can female masturbate with johnson's baby oil?

Masturbate lubricate: Masturbation lubrication is best achieved with a water-based lubricant, not oil-based as a baby oil is. This is especially true for females who have much more open/exposed mucous membranes than men do. The oil on skin is not so bad, but on the mucous membranes can be irritating and make one prone to infections, including uti's. Would suggest sticking to water-based lubricants like KY jelly. ...Read more

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I use jonhson baby oil on my face. ..Is it good?

I use jonhson baby oil on my face. ..Is it good?

Ok: I think most people would find it too oily, and it would have a greater chance of causing acne and plugged pores than a non-comedogenic moisturizer. But if it works for you that's great. ...Read more

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Can I use baby oil to help my red rosacea cheeks?

Can I use baby oil to help my red rosacea cheeks?

Baby oil for rosacea: Unfortunately the redness from rosacea is very difficult to treat. Baby oil is unlikely to do much except clog your pores. I would recommend trying one of the over the counter redness relief lines from clinique or eucerin or a consult with your doctor to try some prescription rosacea medications. ...Read more

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Can I use expired baby oil as lube for masturbating?

Can I use expired baby oil as lube for masturbating?

Probably safe: These products begin to break down over time & some of the degradation products may be a bit irritating. However, it is likely to be safe for a year or so after a listed expiration date. ...Read more

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Can a baby get an allergic reaction to plain baby oil?

Can a baby get an allergic reaction to plain baby oil?

Yes: In rare cases, mineral oil can cause a contact rash that manifests itself with redness, swelling, and sometimes blistering and itching of the skin. It can be painful if a reaction is apparent. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use baby oil or baby lotion while masturbating?

Is it okay to use baby oil or baby lotion while masturbating?

Yes: There is nothing wrong with using either of those lubricants to aid in masturbation. If using a condom afterward for penile vaginal sex, you would want to be careful if the condom is latex. Oil based products can deteriorate the condom and lead to issues. ...Read more

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Is it bad to apply baby oil on my scalp or will it suffocate it?

Is it bad to apply baby oil on my scalp or will it suffocate it?

No harm: But why do you want to oil your scalp? You can use a shampoo for dry scalp (dove, etc), followed by conditioner rinse. You can do it daily. Skip the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) except as a sleeping pill. ...Read more

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Does baby oil amplify tanning or burning effects when lying out in the sun?

Does baby oil amplify tanning or burning effects when lying out in the sun?

Sort of.: While it's a myth that you can accelerate tanning by applying baby oil, the use of baby oil instead of a good sunscreen lotion will certainly make your skin much more susceptible to tanning and way more likely to burn. Remember, tanning is your body's way of telling you that you're getting too much sun. Baby oil is a petroleum product that contains no sunscreen. ...Read more

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Is it true that you could use baby oil and massage your boobs and they will grow?

Is it true that you could use baby oil and massage your boobs and they will grow?

Myth: This is one of many myths that abound out there in the public domain. I am sure many have tried and some may believe it helps, but there is no science behind it. ...Read more

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Going outside to lay in the sunshine with only baby oil; is that bad for your skin?

Going outside to lay in the sunshine with only baby oil; is that bad for your skin?

Yes: Baby oil offers no sun protection so you will expose yourself to the damaging effects of the sun and increase risk of skin cancer over time by doing this. It's important to realize that even if you use sunscreen with spf50 or higher you will still get sun exposure and resultant tan, so sunscreen alone is not enough to protect from damaging effect of sun. ...Read more

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I have really dry skin, so I use baby oil, but I heard that it is not good to do. What is the true fact?

I have really dry skin, so I use baby oil, but I heard that it is not good to do. What is the true fact?

Disagree: With all respect, I know of no credible evidence that mineral oil does any of the horrible things claimed in the previous answer. I know you'll find similar stuff all over the internet, none by physicians, with no evidence to support it. The fda classifies it as "generally safe for human contact and consumption". Whatever you use for dry skin, apply it after bathing while skin is still moist. ...Read more

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What to do if I got told that you could massage your boobs with baby oil and they will grow is that true?

What to do if I got told that you could massage your boobs with baby oil and they will grow is that true?

Myth: This is one of many myths that abound out there in the public domain. I'm sure many have tried and some may believe it helps, but there is no science behind it. ...Read more

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Is mastrrbating with baby oil safe?

Sure: Lubrication is helpful in preventing chafing/irritation, as long as you are not allergic/sensitive to any of the ingredients in the oil. ...Read more

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What does baby oil do for your skin?

What does baby oil do for your skin?

Not very much.: Baby oil is essentially mineral oil - a petroleum product. Like many other oils, it can be used to trap moisture in your skin if you apply it right after you shower or bathe. And that's about it. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more