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Baby Oil Eczema
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
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
What can I use on my skin to help it remain hydrated, without interfering with my eczema? I have eczema, followed by extremely dry skin. No matter what substance I apply to my skin, it always seem to dry up. I've tried lotion, vaseline, baby oil, and no
I: I agree with above. Also, consider using a gentle cleanser such as cerave hydrating cleanser when bathing. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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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Yes: This is a great choice to hydrate your skin. ...Read more
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
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
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
Is baby oil as effective a wrinkler reducer as the expensive lotions sold at determatologists' offices?
Probably: Some prescription medication are more effective than simple moisturizers. ...Read more
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
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
My 11 months old daughter just had a bit if baby oil. She isn't coughing yet. Been one hour or so. Should I still be worried? Pls help
Baby oil: It is a good sign that she isn't coughingshe may not have swallowed that much to cause a problem. ...Read more
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