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Coconut Oil Lotion
Bumps on bottom of arms. Not itchy, pink, all on hands. Went to dermatologist & tried coconut oil, oatmeal lotion, fluocinonide, and aloe vera.
What did the dermato: What did the dermatologist say? None of the treatments you mention are likely to be of benefit for this. Your description is not enough for diagnosis. If your dermatologist is stumped he may ask another dermatologist for a consult. How much does it bother you? If not much distress you may wish to give it some timer. I can't believe any dr would charge you $230 ! insurance would pay 1/2 this!. ...Read more
My skin gets very dry even if I put lotion coconut oil anything to moisturize my skin nothing helps what should I use ?
Can using a lotion that absorbs coconut oil into my skin cause an interaction with my Propecia (finasteride) medication?
What can I use for dry itchy skin? I have tried coconut oil, and after 15 minutes, I'm ashy again. Used Goldbond lotion, didn't work
Dry skin: The best treatment for dry skin, assuming no other pathology like hypothyroidism, dehydration, diabetes isn't the cause, is applying a moisturizer like keri lotion after a shower or bath while your skin is still wet. This serves to restore oils and normal moisture to the skin. Avoid very dry environment(too much dry heat, Sun or excess air conditioning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aside from coconut oil, what is the best over-the-counter lotion or eye cream for eczema around the eyes?
I just used regular coconut scented lotion on a rash. Can i also use aloe vera lotion on top of that to help heal it?
Aloe Vera: Yes, you can use both products together. Most people use aloe gel topically, as a remedy for skin conditions including burns, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis, and cold sores. Some people also use aloe gel to help surgical wounds and bedsores heal faster. There is some science supporting these uses. Some chemicals in aloe gel seem to be able to increase circulation in the tiny skin blood vessels. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer