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Bumps on bottom of arms. Not itchy, pink, all on hands. Went to dermatologist & tried coconut oil, oatmeal lotion, fluocinonide, and aloe vera.

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

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My skin gets very dry even if I put lotion coconut oil anything to moisturize my skin nothing helps what should I use ?

My skin gets very dry even if I put lotion coconut oil anything to moisturize my skin nothing helps what should I use ?

Dry skin.: Wash your hand less frequently with soap and water. Avoid using hot water.You need a very hydrating ointment such as vaseline petroleum jelly with application of white cotton gloves over it. Apply nightly before bedtime and see a doctor if little of no improvement. ...Read more

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Can using a lotion that absorbs coconut oil into my skin cause an interaction with my Propecia (finasteride) medication?

Can using a lotion that absorbs coconut oil into my skin cause an interaction with my Propecia (finasteride) medication?

Highly unlikely: Even if the lotion gets absorbed, the amount would be very miniscule. There is very little likelihood that any OTC lotion would interfere with the action of Propecia (finasteride) or another other medication for that matter. . ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Aside from coconut oil, what is the best over-the-counter lotion or eye cream for eczema around the eyes?

Aside from coconut oil, what is the best over-the-counter lotion or eye cream for eczema around the eyes?

Eye care: Eye is very delicate organ and the skin around it is,too. If you are really having Eczema please talk to your PMD for help. If you need OTC eye care to decrease wrinkle then different products are available depending on your budget. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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