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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure that represents the body's reaction to the tissue damage resulting ...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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Can you use bio oil for sunburn?

Can you use bio oil for sunburn?

Stick to basics: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks 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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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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What is a good oil-based cleanser for sunburns?

What is a good oil-based cleanser for sunburns?

Noxema, and others: Though Noxzema has some astringents too, it makes a good oil based cleanser for sunburned skin because of its soybean oil, linseed oil and glycerin. Cleansers with shea butter, and olive oil also make suprisinly good bases for sunburned and moisture starved skin. Pond's, environ, kiehl’s, and dhc deep cleansing oil also work with--and not against- sun damaged skin. ...Read more

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Is olive oil good for treating sunburns?

Is olive oil good for treating sunburns?

Not really: Cool compresses; aloe vera gel (avoid the ones with Benzocaine as they can cause allergic skin reaction); topical otc steroid cream for more painful burns (remember to use very sparingly to avoid potential skin damage). Prevention is even better: sun blocks that protect against uva & uvb applied b4 exposure; long sleeves, broad-brimmed hats, pants. For sever blistering, see fp. ...Read more

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Bio oil or aloe vera is better for sunburn?

Bio oil or aloe vera is better for sunburn?

Aloe vera straight: From the plant. Aloe barbadensis
(aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. ...Read more

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What essential oils combination can I use to treat sunburns or whiten the skin?

What essential oils combination can I use to treat sunburns or whiten the skin?

Skin lighteners: If you are serious about lightening your skin, you are better off using a pharmaceutical product proven to lighten skin rather than essential oils. ...Read more

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Mums got sunburn on her back starting to peel and really sore what can she put on it to put the oils back in her skin?

Mums got sunburn on her back starting to peel and really sore what can she put on it to put the oils back in her skin?

Aloe: Find a moisturizer that is unscented, alcohol free and contains aloe. If you can get your hands on an aloe plant you can just break the leaf open and rub the gel contained in the leaf directly on the burn as well. Cool compresses prior to putting on the moisturizer will also help with the pain. Finally, prevention is the key in the future. SUNSCREEN EVERY TIME you go outdoors or face skin cancer! ...Read more

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Are olive oil and coconut oil both good as skin moisturisers to soothe a sun burn?

Are olive oil and coconut oil both good as skin moisturisers to soothe a sun burn?

Olive & Coconut Oils: Both are good for the skin but much more beneficial if you ingest them also. They can help reduce inflammation, nourish nerves and brain, etc. Peace and good health. If you are on blood thinners check w/doc first. ...Read more

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Can I apply lavender oil directly to an infected funago?

You can: You can apply but it may not be the best therapy but some believe it works so you can try it. ...Read more

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What store can I go to in order to buy essential oils like rosemary oil and lavender?

What store can I go to in order to buy essential oils like rosemary oil and lavender?

Health Food: In areas where I have lived - it has been carried in the health sections of health food stores. You should also be able to purchase it on-line. ...Read more

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What is the medical use of lavender oil?

What is the medical use of lavender oil?

Many: Lavender essential oil has been used to induce sleep & to reduce anxious tension. It may reduce musculo-skeletal pain through massage & is used for skin care. It can be added to a vaporizer for respiratory inflammation. It is used for removal of lice & has antiseptic effects. It can improve digestive problems. ...Read more

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Does lavender oil cause still birth?

Does lavender oil cause still birth?

No.: Do not drive yourself crazy seeking a rational cause - most stillbirths are idiopathic - i.e. Of unknown etiology. ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply lavender essential oil to the skin?

Is it safe to apply lavender essential oil to the skin?

Probably but...: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih. Nih. Gov/
for research ...Read more

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Please help! Will lavender essential oil help with leg pains?

Please help! Will lavender essential oil help with leg pains?

Hard to say.: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. 'course the people who sell them make big $$$. Check https://nccih. Nih. Gov/
for research ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an allergic reaction to lavender oil?

How can I tell if I have an allergic reaction to lavender oil?

Stop and try again: If you are sure you had a reaction, stop using it. If not, stop just for 5 days, then apply a little bit to your forearm, cover it with a non-stick dressing for 48 hours. If there is a welt of blister, you have suggestive evidence. Uncertain - see an allergist/immunologist. ...Read more

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Can 2/3 drops of undiluted peppermint oil, and the same amount of undiluted lavender oil, cause any serious systemic effects when applied topically?

Can 2/3 drops of undiluted peppermint oil, and the same amount of undiluted lavender oil, cause any serious systemic effects when applied topically?

Depends.: If you are putting it on an open sore or cracked skin, it may not help and may make things worse. Any break in the skin increases absorption into the system of anything put on the skin. Also, a person can be allergic to either one and that is bad, too and this can have systemic effects. For the proper use of herbal products, make sure there is good, unbiased, ad-free research to justify it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use lavender oil for a newborn?

Is it safe to use lavender oil for a newborn?

Safer to avoid: Lavender is an herb whose oil has a muscle relaxing effect. It has been studied as a treatment for hair loss in humans, but its safety and efficacy for other conditions are unknown. Lavender oil appears to have female hormone effects and therefore might not be safe for prepubertal children. Lavender oil is also known to be an inflammatory trigger, increasing sun sensitivity and allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to to use lavender oil to fight thrush?

Is it possible to to use lavender oil to fight thrush?

Antifungals: Antifungal topical treatment such as nystatin (mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth are the initial treatment for thrush. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole (diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. You can use lavender oil but it will not work. ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply lavender essential oil soap to your gentials?

Why would you?: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih. Nih. Gov/
for research ...Read more

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How long of a usage of lavender oil would cause gynecomastia? Would discontinuation stop development?

How long of a usage of lavender oil would cause gynecomastia? Would discontinuation stop development?

Yes: Lavender oil contain some compounds which suppresses male hormones and mimics female hormones which causes gynecomastia in males,
Research has shown that this condition would resolve after discontinuation ...Read more

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Which lavender oil will get rid of insomnia?

Which lavender oil will get rid of insomnia?

Not to my knowledge!: I have not found scientific studies that support this, but if it works for you, harmless. And good. ...Read more

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Side effect of lavender oil for pregnant woman?

Side effect of lavender oil for pregnant woman?

Limited studies: There are limited studies demonstrating the safety of lavender oil in pregnancy. It is unlikely this will be tested since there are also no proven benefits of using it. This falls into the "probably fine" category. I think a better question is why spend your money on something that is not likely to do anything to help you. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use lavender oil and shampoo together on the scalp?

Is it bad to use lavender oil and shampoo together on the scalp?

Not "bad" per se...: ...Just illogical. The shampoo would wash the lavender oil out of your scalp, thereby nullifying any effect it might have. And it has no clinically identifiable effect anyway. ...Read more

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I have really bad acne right now so I was wondering if lavender essential oil would clear it up?

I have really bad acne right now so I was wondering if lavender essential oil would clear it up?

Let me help: Tea tree, lavender and sandalwood are the most popular, pimple-fighting essential oils. Tea tree essential oil is an extremely strong antiseptic that fights off every kind of infection. Lavender essential oil is a soothing antiseptic that helps increase blood flow, which helps flush away infection. ...Read more