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Is Coconut Oil Really Bad For You
Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible Id reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas
Sounds fungal: Would need more background information as there are several potential causes for rash such as this. However, ruling out fungal infection is at top of list. Coconut oil has good antimicrobial properties and may have helped calm an inflammatory reaction to the infection, but does not seem to have completed the task. Would see a physician to confirm and take antifungal medication. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
The milk froth packet for Keurig says it has "hydronated coconut oil" it is in the powdered milk pack for my coffee. is this bad?
Saturated fat.: hydrogenated coconut oil is a type of saturated fat, which means that is solid at room temperature. These fats are believed to contribute to heart disease and strokes. In small amounts they may be tolerable, but it is best to avoid them if possible. The American Heart Association recommends limiting your intake of saturated fat's to less than 7% of your calories. Good luck. ...Read more
Good oils: Virgin coconut oil is a saturated fat in the form of medium chain triglycerides, which is a great source of fuel for the body. It is processed differently from other saturated fats. Palm oil is actually not bad for you, as long as it is non- hydrogenated. Red palm oil, in particular, is high in beta carotene and has a high smoke point. Coconut and red palm oil can be used for high heat cooking. ...Read more
Skin lesions: Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a dna pox virus for which we do not have specific therapy. Often these lesions will regress spontaneously with time, and if you apply coconut oil and they go away the temporal relationships will convince you that it was effective. There is no evidence to support this, but it cannot hurt much. ...Read more
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