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Is it safe to use coconut oil for jaundice?

Is it safe to use coconut oil for jaundice?

This needs to be: Medically evaluated. Once the cause of the jaundice is determined then a treatment plan can be developed. I wouldn't recommend home or natural remedies without having a good understanding of the cause.

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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Hi doctor I got jaundice recently and im taking tablets. I'm eating food without oil. Please suggest me diet to be followed.

Hi doctor I got jaundice recently and im taking tablets. I'm eating food without oil. Please suggest me diet to be followed.

See doc.: There can be no recommendation until one knows why you have jaundice. Jaundice is a symptom of an underlying disorder which can be anything from minor inconvenience to life threatening. Not sure what tablets you are taking, but they could be part of the problem. You should see doc.

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What are the symptoms of jaundice in an infant?

What are the symptoms of jaundice in an infant?

They look yellow: Jaundiced babies take on a yellowish skin tone that can be evident in the white of their eyes. They will also have some looser stools & may not feed well.

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What re the dangers of jaundice in an infant?

What re the dangers of jaundice in an infant?

Kernicterus: By far, most infants with jaundice are fine and get over it without difficulty. If, however, it gets really severe, the infant can get something called kernicterus, which refers to yellow staining of the brain, and leads to severe, lifelong physical problems. That's why we as physicians check to make sure jaundice doesn't get too severe, and why we treat it when we suspect it might.

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How to get rid of infant jaundice?

How to get rid of infant jaundice?

May need eval: About half of infants will be visibly jaundiced by 5 days of age; some of those will need hospital based treatments like phototherapy or IV hydration, most will clear without help. I would contact your babies doc & discuss the finding with his/her staff. A blood test may be needed to assess the degree of jaundice.

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Can cardiomyopathy in mother cause severe jaundice and low hemoglobin in 19 day old infant?

Can cardiomyopathy in mother cause severe jaundice and low hemoglobin in 19 day old infant?

Not likely: It appears your child has some kind of a hemolytic process going on. You need the immediate help of a pediatric hematologist.

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I have a hh agency (new), peds & just had first time request for light therapy for newborn jaundice infant. What complications are there?

I have a hh agency (new), peds & just had first time request for light therapy for newborn jaundice infant. What complications are there?

See below: Blue light therapy for jaundice is standard for breaking down the bilirubin that is being produced and seen in the skin and sclera. As long as the child's eyes are protected and hydration is monitored along with the bilirubin levels (by a health care professional), I fore see no complications as long as the bilirubin level is lowering and the child is not sick as well.

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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Newborn jaundice: No breast milk does not prevent newborn jaundice which will happen to most of newborn. Usually breast feeding newborns may have more jaundice than formula feeding babies. Because breast milk is the best nutrition for infants it is recommended that babies fed with breast milk. Neonatal jaundice should be followed closely and treated with photo therapy (bili light) if needed.

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Can organic coconut oil be used as an anal lube and vaginal? Baby oil?

Can organic coconut oil be used as an anal lube and vaginal? Baby oil?

Safe sex: Oil based lubricants may damage condoms and are not recommended for safe sex. Water based over the counter vaginal lubricants should be used with condoms for safe sex.

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Hey good evening doctor have a lovely day. I want to ask which oil massage is best for my little baby? Coconut or almond in summers plz help :-)

Hey good evening doctor have a lovely day. I want to ask which oil massage is best for my little baby? Coconut or almond in summers plz help :-)

I advise coconut: Congratulations! Both would be fine and I don't know if we can say one is "best" but because I find almonds are a common food allergen I advise using coconut oil. See https://www. Organicfacts. Net/health-benefits/oils/coconut-massage-oil. Html for more on coconut oil for massages.

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I have a daughter with eczema, we put coconut oil on her as well baby oil and it has made her worse. She has broken out with near hives. Any thoughts?

I have a daughter with eczema, we put coconut oil on her as well baby oil and it has made her worse. She has broken out with near hives. Any thoughts?

See a dermatologist: A long soak in a bath or shower can be followed immediately by application of a ceramide cream or ointment. Forget about coconut or any other fruit. She needs professional care and a prescription cortisone. Eczema is not an allergy and not due to "stress". When you go, bring ALL products used during the last 6 months. Discuss ALL meds, herbs, etc.

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Is pure 100% coconut oil good to use on a 3 month year old baby hair?

Is pure 100% coconut oil good to use on a 3 month year old baby hair?

Unlikely harmful: While there really isn't an "scientific evidence/studies", it's unlikely that coconut oil will cause any issue unless it's the rare case that your baby's skin may be sensitive to it.

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Can a baby be allergic to coconut oil? I put some on my 11mnth olds whole wheat toast and later she had red spots in her diaper area

Can a baby be allergic to coconut oil? I put some on my 11mnth olds whole wheat toast and later she had red spots in her diaper area

Yes: A person can develop a significant allergic reaction to any protein containing substance. This can happen early on in life or later. Coconut oil or various components of this complex material can trigger allergies. Food reactions often trigger hives all over so if located only in the diaper area it may or may not be unrelated.

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My baby girl has a rash type irritation on her vagina. But now I notice white dots all over. She doesn't seem bothered by it. Tried coconut oil.

My baby girl has a rash type irritation on her vagina. But now I notice white dots all over. She doesn't seem bothered by it. Tried coconut oil.

Pustules: Often, rashes with white dots are what we call 'pustules', which indicate either a bacterial or fungal infection. Treatment is usually directed by appearance, which requires an in person exam.

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Will giving coconut oil to a child with asthma have any affect on him? Is it healthy to replace cooking oils with coconut oils?

Will giving coconut oil to a child with asthma have any affect on him? Is it healthy to replace cooking oils with coconut oils?

Coconut oil: Coconut oil is one if the few oils that doesn't degrade to less healthy by-products under high temperatures. It also is felt to have some anti fungal and antibacterial properties. As long as a person is not allergic to coconut, it would be unlikely to trigger asthma symptoms.

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How much coconut oil is safe for a 6 month baby to eat in a day?

How much coconut oil is safe for a 6 month baby to eat in a day?

Coconut Oil: Hard to answer this question, as we can not say with certainty that it is safe at all. That being said 3 tablespoons appears to be the accepted amount per day.

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Is it safe to put coconut oil on a 1 week old baby boys penis and blow on it? My mother in laws rule. ..

Is it safe to put coconut oil on a 1 week old baby boys penis and blow on it? My mother in laws rule. ..

Yes, but WHY?: What purpose would that serve? There is not reason to do such a thing medically. I cannot see much harm in it, especially if the circumcision (if done) has healed. But the is absolutely no reason to do this what so ever.

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13 month baby has middle ear infection. Can I help her with basil oil mix with coconut oil and apply behind the ear? Or do drops with colloidal salve

13 month baby has middle ear infection. Can I help her with basil oil mix with coconut oil and apply behind the ear? Or do drops with colloidal salve

No: These have no therapeutic benefit other than giving you something to do. Some of these are viral & self heal in a few days. If it is bacterial it may self heal in 2-3 months or rupture and become chronically infected. Standard treatment of bacterial otitis involves antibiotics.

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