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I have fine, long, color treated hair. Have seborheic dermatitis. Can I use coconut oil/ conditioner b4 washing w/ coal tar shampoo? Shampoo is harsh!
What color????????: Black? Blonde? Red? Other? Tar shampoo is not favored by many and may influence hair color because it is black. Why coconut oil? DHS makes a shampoo and conditioner for dyed hair. Why Metrogel? This is not a treatment for seborrhea. Ketoconazole, Zinc pyrethium, and Selenium Sulfide are much more popular with people treating seborrhea. ...Read more
I have a dry scalp n everytym aftr shampooing agn dandruf flakes are seen on my hair I apply coconut oil sumtyms shuld I stop applyn dt n solution plz?
Incurable itchy flaky scalp!!! Have tried selsun blue, prescription creams, coconut oil, stopped shampooing, shampooing daily. Help! ?
Coconut allergy (IgE blood test +).Had trouble breathing after using shampoo & body wash. Is this just random asthma symptom or could it be allergy?
If you used a: Product with coconut oil in it, that could be an allergy. There also could be a reaction to tree nuts in someone with a coconut allergy. So look at the ingredients of the products you are using carefully. If you're not sure about something, you can ask your allergist/primary care doctor. ...Read more
I think I have dandruff. What is the best thing to do buy a dandruff shampoo or go to the dermatologist?
Dandruff shampoo: You can use over the counter medicated dandruff shampoo. If you do not see results it is recommended that you be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Any side effects to shampooing ur head at night? Wife says I will get headaches when I am old. I don't buy it but I'm not a doctor to argue with her
Nope: I don't believe there is any correlation between then time of day your wash your hair and headaches later in life. I would say those two things wound be unrelated. ...Read more
I have scalp psoriasis and it's itching, I wanted to know which shampoo I should use, I can't buy the shampoos from the pharmacy they're too expensive?
Tar shampoo: In USA shampoo is not expensive. A bottle lasts many weeks. Tar, salicylic acid, Zinc pyrethione shampoos are available as low-cost generics which often help psoriasis. Plan to shampoo daily, in a shower if possible. Often useful to wet the scalp and anoint it with shampoo an hour before washing. In US these shampoos are in supermarkets. Consider a visit to a dermatologist. ...Read more
Won't fix it: When the scalp is invaded by the germ of ringworm it gets into the root system of the hair, far too deep for superficial creams or lotions to kill it all. They can attack the exposed fungus, but the root associated germ just replaces what is affected by the creams. See your doc for proper diagnosis. This commonly takes a month or more of oral anti-fungal meds. ...Read more
Can I just clean my hair with water? Shampoo's and conditioners make me itch and my mother refuses to buy me any.
No: Water by itself will not be effective at getting rid of oils, dirt etc from hair. A number of hypoallergenic shampoos available for people with sensitivities. At age 25 why does your mother have to buy your shampoo? ...Read more
Saturated fat: Coconut fat is saturated, as it is solid at room temperature. Being a vegetable source, it does not have cholesterol, but intake of saturated fats causes alterations in metabolism and increase in blood cholesterol. ...Read more
Yes: Botanically, coconuts are most closely related to other palms and betel nuts. They come from coconut palm trees and are not closely related to most other tree nuts. While botanical relationships are not the only factor that determines whether two foods will be cross-reactive, foods that are close biological relatives often share allergenic proteins like cashew, pistachio. ...Read more
Pros of coconut oil: ...contains good mono- & polyunsaturated fats, & has no trans fat. Also, virgin coconut oil might have a positive effect on cholesterol levels & help protect against heart disease. Keep in mind its still high in saturated fat so don't replace all your cooking oil with it, use in moderation, & figure into your daily calorie & fat count. (Ref. Bhg. Com) ...Read more
Monounsaturated oils: Consider avocado oil for both cooking and as an ingredient for most things you'd do with coconut oil. Avoid dietary fat sources which contain trans fats; consider nut oils, avocado oil, or extra virgin olive oil as good alternatives. ...Read more
Coconut oil: There are no known, scientifically proven health benefits, above and beyond consumption as food calories for energy from coconut oil. ...Read more
Not really: Coconut oil actually is not healthy but it is a good alternative to butter and margarine for baking purposes. Its main fat, a saturated fat called lauric acid, may have some anti-infection benefits and is believed tor raise good cholesterol. However, few studies in humans have actually been done. Most studies done are from brazil and philippines, where coconut products are a major export. ...Read more
Stick to basics: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
YEs and also...: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
Pros & cons: It works to moisten hair & skin & has an antimicrobial effect. After drinking coconut oil some people feel full & hunger is suppressed. But people who ingest a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil per day have a high incidence of nausea & vomiting. Coconut oil has the highest saturated fat content of all oils with more than 13 grams of fat per tbs. ...Read more