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If I do massage with coconut oil on my penis...Is it good or bad and is there any side effect?

If I do massage with coconut oil on my penis...Is it good or bad and is there any side effect?

No Adverse Effects: Using lubricants for skin softening or stimulation, such as coconut oil, should not cause any problems to the member itself. Remember, however, to always use water-based lubricants if using a condom. ...Read more

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Can I use coconut oil or petroleum jelly around anus. Is there any side effect?

Can I use coconut oil or petroleum jelly around anus. Is there any side effect?

Not recommended: Using petroleum jelly for genital lubrication is reported to make some women more susceptible to vaginal infections & sexually transmitted diseases: http://tribune. Com. Ng/news2013/index. Php/en/component/k2/item/8338-using-petroleum-jelly-as-genital-lubricant-exposes-to-hiv-infection. ...Read more

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Can organic coconut oil have any side effects mixed with any medications? Thanks

Can organic coconut oil have any side effects mixed with any medications? Thanks

Coconut oil: When used with moderation and with the same amounts found in food, it is unlikely to have side effects or interactions. However, it is high in saturated fat and can increase cholesterol levels and so if you are taking anti-cholesterol medications you may want to discuss it with your physician ...Read more

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Does coconut oil pulling help? And what does it help? And what are side effects?

Does coconut oil pulling help? And what does it help? And what are side effects?

Probably not.: Apparently it's supposed to remove toxins. Pesticides, mercury, lead, antibiotics, etc can all be taken in in the diet and are difficult to remove. Best to not take them in. Then there are the imaginary toxins that companies scare you with so you will buy their expensive detox product -- these are fake. Don't buy it! eat healthy, stay hydrated. Avoid constipation and your body will do the rest. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago I saw a Whitehead pimple on my left breast, it went away in 2 days after rubbing coconut oil on it. Yesterday I saw another one on side?

Two weeks ago I saw a Whitehead pimple on my left breast, it went away in 2 days after rubbing coconut oil on it. Yesterday I saw another one on side?

Self Limiting Pimple: Self limiting pimple. If the first one cleared by rubbing coconut oil. This one will probably do the same. If it is otherwise then consult your Doctor ...Read more

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Can I take fenugreek oil? What should be the dose? It is extra virgin cold pressed fenugreek oil. Any side effect?

Can I take fenugreek oil? What should be the dose? It is extra virgin cold pressed fenugreek oil. Any side effect?

Fenugreek oil: Is touted to be helpful for several conditions, although there is no scientific evidence that it works in any of them. The most common side effects are diarrhea and gastric upset. There can be important drug interactions. If you are on medications, you should clear it with your physician. The dosage range is unknown, since there is not enough scientific information todetermine an appropriate dose. ...Read more

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Are there any adverse reaction or side effect when ingesting mineral oil?

Are there any adverse reaction or side effect when ingesting mineral oil?

No except if: Taken in excess may cause diarrhea for a few days. It's a great lubricant for the bowel, but not for daily use. ...Read more

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Is the soya lecithin has the same side effect like soya bean oil for g6pd?

Possibly: Different people with g6pd deficiency are affected to a greater or lesser extent. Those who are very sensitive need to avoid all soy products completely. Better safe than sorry. See: http://g6pddeficiency. Org/wp/living-with-g6pd-deficiency/g6pd-deficiency-foods-to-avoid-list/#.Ugbotpi3uag. ...Read more

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Can cod liver oil help in chronic lacunar infarcts in left basal gaglia and right thalamus due to TB meningitis with TB meds. Any related side effect?

Can cod liver oil help in chronic lacunar infarcts in left basal gaglia and right thalamus due to TB meningitis with TB meds. Any related side effect?

Sorry, no benefit: Cod liver oil or other fish oils may prevent some vascular dysfunction associated with aging, but once a stroke has occurred, no potential benefit is possible from omega 3 fatty acids. Maybe rehabilitation with speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy of best benefit. ...Read more

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Could an itchy skin rash be a side effect of consuming fish oil omega 3 supplements?

Could an itchy skin rash be a side effect of consuming fish oil omega 3 supplements?

Omega 3: It is not likely that omega 3 suppliments would cause a skin rash unless there is a filler in the pills that you are allergic to. ...Read more

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Help please! Is an itchy skin rash a side effect of consuming fish oil omega 3 supplements?

Help please! Is an itchy skin rash a side effect of consuming fish oil omega 3 supplements?

Rashes can occur: Rashes can occur with any medication. If you want to take omega 3, you could switch to flax seed oil capsules and perhaps you may not break out with a rash. ...Read more

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I think I'm allergic to theratears supplement (fish oil and omega-3) it says swelling if the eyelid is a side effect and that's what happend to me!?

I think I'm allergic to theratears supplement (fish oil and omega-3) it says swelling if the eyelid is a side effect and that's what happend to me!?

Possible: If you notice swelling within a couple of hours after taking the supplements, then you are likely allergic especially if you are allergic to fish. If you are allergic to all capsules, then one need to suspect a gelatin (used in the capsule) allergy. Since fish oil is not essential, you may skip it or try krill oil. ...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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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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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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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

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Pure coconut oil is it good for body skin?

Pure coconut oil is it good for body skin?

Sort of.: Coconut oil is a very light moisturizer that sinks in quickly, which appeals to a lot of people. It works well for some, but not those with very dry skin, as it does not moisturize deeply enough. It also tends to clog pores. That doesn’t bother some people, but if you have a tendency to get clogged pores (blackheads, etc), coconut oil might exacerbate that problem. ...Read more

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How does coconut oil help with a sunburn?

How does coconut oil help with a sunburn?

Moisturizes/protects: I'm not aware of research studies showing to what degree coconut oil helps sunburn but many people claim it helps. It moisturizes and protect the skin and has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It may be best combined with other natural remedies as discussed in this article:
http://www. Bustle. Com/articles/83496-using-coconut-oil-for-sunburns-can-work-if-you-follow-these-7-simple-steps ...Read more

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Can I use virgin coconut oil for skin care?

Can I use virgin coconut oil for skin care?

As a moisturizer: But only if it doesn't cause your skin to break out. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use coconut oil as lube for sex?

Is it ok to use coconut oil as lube for sex?

Sexuality: We avoid advocating for any product here. But medicine would have no negative thing to say for this choice. The only caveat being if you use condoms that don't mix we'll with ths oil. ...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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When is it okay to put coconut oil on incision?

When is it okay to put coconut oil on incision?

Sure: I'm sure there is no problem unless you are allergic to it. There also is no benefit as far as I know. ...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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Would virgin coconut oil be a good SPF for tanning?

Would virgin coconut oil be a good SPF for tanning?

Kidding us?: You want to put oil on your body and sit in the sun and think this will somehow protect you from radiation damage? Oil does not have an spf. Oil will magnify and the intensity of the sun and cause easier burning and thus more damage and more risk. ...Read more