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Doctor insights on: Coconut Oil For Cuts And Scrapes

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After my bowel movement I'm experiencing a little abrasion and feel there could be a cut in my anal opening. Is it safe to use coconut oil to heal it?

After my bowel movement I'm experiencing a little abrasion and feel there could be a cut in my anal opening. Is it safe to use coconut oil to heal it?

Sure: However, prevention is best. Use fiber in your diet to keep your bowels moving easily. Drink plenty of water daily. See your physician if symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

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Will coconut oil help keep a cut from scarring?

Will coconut oil help keep a cut from scarring?

No: The quality of the wound care will affect how much scar will be present. If a thick noticeable scar forms it might help make it less obvious. ...Read more

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Accidental wrist cut. Is coconut oil good to prevent scarring?

Accidental wrist cut. Is coconut oil good to prevent scarring?

No: Don't waste your time and resources. If healing is poor, compression will help. Keep the scar moisturized. See a doctor if you are concerned for effective measures. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for you?

Coconut oil: Look for a book written by, I believe, bruce fife, nd on coconut oil. Very enlightening reading. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use coconut oil?

Is it ok to use coconut oil?

YES!!!: Inside and out. .. Depending what you are going to do. On the skin, in cooking etc! It is from mother nature! ...Read more

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Is coconut oil actually healthy?

Is coconut oil actually healthy?

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

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Can you refrigerate coconut oil?

Yes you can: In cooler weather coconut oil will solidify.
In the refrigerator it will actually really harden up.
It will keep longer as in shelf life and delay rancidity. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil really bad for you?

Is coconut oil really bad for you?

VERY bad.: Coconut oil if popular right now, but it is not a healthy oil. It is highly saturated (just like lard). Saturated oils are shown to promote atherosclerosis and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Are there coconut oil pills I can take?

Are there coconut oil pills I can take?

Yes: I have had several patients find these at out local health food store. One is made by now brand, there are others I'm sure. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good protection from the sun?

Only sun blocker: If possible avoiding is the best protection from uv rays of sun, then uv blocking agents & wearing sun glasses, coconut oil may help the skin but will not block uv rays. ...Read more

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What are healthy substitutes for coconut oil?

What are healthy substitutes for coconut oil?

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

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What are different body uses for coconut oil?

What are different body uses for coconut oil?

Multiple....: 1. could use as a moisturizer on skin
2. could eat / use as a food fat in stomach
3. basic oil for sunscreen on skin
5. might make a nice perfume behind ears
77 more uses on Dr Axe. Com
Phew ...Read more

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What is coconut oil good for? How does it work?

What is coconut oil good for? How does it work?

Brain function: Coconut oil is used to help brain function. It also helps with dry skin in the winter time when ingested. It looks like a jar of lard but tastes good enough--not as good as an easter egg. You can put it in hot cereal in the morning and even cook and bake with it. It heats up easily so be careful when cooking with it. ...Read more

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How can I use coconut oil? . What are its benefits & problems?

How can I use coconut oil? . What are its benefits & problems?

Many, but here's one: Coconut oil is high in saturated fat, which is extremely stable at high temperatures. Frying or cooking with coconut oil is far superior to using traditional vegetable oils because it does not degrade to damaging free radicals. ...Read more

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Hi! Could you please tell me what are the benefits of coconut oil?

Hi! Could you please tell me what are the benefits of coconut oil?

Coconut oil: There are no known, scientifically proven health benefits, above and beyond consumption as food calories for energy from coconut oil. ...Read more

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What is in coconut oil that makes it so amazing tsting and good for you?

What is in coconut oil that makes it so amazing tsting and good for you?

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

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Do you believe in benefits of suntanning with virgin organic coconut oil.

Do you believe in benefits of suntanning with virgin organic coconut oil.

Not safe: Suntanning, with or without coconut oil, is not safe and increases risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for you or just less bad than other oils? If good, why?

Coconut oil: Coconut oil is saturated medium chain fatty acids which do not need modification for absorption or bile for digestion. It effects calorie burning. It is a source of b hydroxybyturate which may benefit neuro-degenerative diseases and is a moisturizer of skin and hair. The fact the fat is medium chain offsets that is is saturated.

Palm and cottonseed oil are best avoided. ...Read more

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I've heard a lot of hype on coconut oil lately. Are there any real benefits? If so, what are they?

I've heard a lot of hype on coconut oil lately. Are there any real benefits? If so, what are they?

Coconut oil: Contains medium chain triglycerides that act as an alternative food for brain cells other than glucose. Glucose is the primary fuel for the brain. Since patients with Alzheimer's disease cannot use glucose as fuel for brain cells, coconut oil becomes an alternative, even though it is less efficient than glucose. ...Read more

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Coconut oil for sunburn?

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

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What are the benefits of great tea and coconut oil?

What are the benefits of great tea and coconut oil?

None proven. .. yet: There are no randomized controlled trials demonstrating any benefit to consuming green tea & coconut oil. At least in the States, manufacturers of dietary supplements are not required to prove either safety nor effectiveness of their products. Any claims of benefit are from observational studies which can only help develop hypotheses but can't prove causal relationship. Spend money on real food ...Read more

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I'm wondering what are doctor opinions on coconut oil?

I'm wondering what are doctor opinions on coconut oil?

Not healthy but...: 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, but in general, coconut oil does not promote health. 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

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Is coconut oil good for sunburn?

Is coconut oil good for sunburn?

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

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Will coconut oil cure herpes in 2 weeks?

Will coconut oil cure herpes in 2 weeks?

Herpes simplex: Can almost guarantee that if you use coconut oil for two weeks that your herpes will heal up and it will take 14 days without coconut oil. This will not be likely to do anything. ...Read more

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Is virgin coconut oil good for allerhies?

Is virgin coconut oil good for allerhies?

No proof: It works well as a hair conditioner and as a skin moisturizer. It contains lauric acid which is antimicrobial. It is used in some cultures for wound care & for viruses. There are many other conditions that it is puported to treat that have not been scientifically demonstrated at this time (to include allergies). ...Read more

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Is coconut oil bad for your cholesterol.

Oil: I wouldn't recommend lots of any oil including coconut. ...Read more