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Doctor insights on: Mederma Vs Vitamin E Oil

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Can Mederma and vitamin E oil both be used on scars at the same time?

Can Mederma and vitamin E oil both be used on scars at the same time?

Certainly, but why?: A pretty good study has shown them to be equivalently effective, so why use both? Save your money and just use the vitamin e. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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What is best for lip scar removal? Vitamin e or mederma? Anything else if possible?

What is best for lip scar removal? Vitamin e or mederma? Anything else if possible?

Not much: Unfortunately, most scar treatments offer only marginal improvement over doing nothing at all. The biggest problem with the area around the lips is the amount of dynamic motion and tension that is created on the wound, which lends to a problematic scar. I find the biggest factor is the amount of surgical debridement of injured tissue affects the outcome of the scar. ...Read more

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Can I use vitamin E oil to rub on my skin?

Can I use vitamin E oil to rub on my skin?

You can, but...: ...It's not going to do much of anything, other than plug up some oil glands. Despite what you read on-line concerning its miraculous ability to heal scars and heaven knows what else, there is no credible evidence of any beneficial effects from topical application of vitamin e. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use vitamin E oil on children?

Is it safe to use vitamin E oil on children?

It depends!: Definitely don't give oral vitamin E unless your child's doctor prescribes it for a specific medical condition, i.e., a deficiency. Using vitamin E oil on a small area of the skin should not cause problems, but it may not be the optimal treatment for what your child has. Your child's doctor can tell you what is best. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am allergic to vitamin E oil?

How to tell if I am allergic to vitamin E oil?

Exposure & symptoms: Theoretically, if a product is only oil without protein or carbohydrate, it would be highly unlikely to have trigger an allergic reaction. If symptoms occurred after ingestion or application and improved with avoidance of the product, then this is suspicious for an adverse reaction. An allergist can review the other ingredients as it may be a hidden allergen. ...Read more

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How do I apply vitamin E oil on stretch marks?

Stretch marks: Apply vit e topically and/or any topical moisturizer to prevent worsening and help stretch marks repair. ...Read more

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Can I drink vitamin E oil if its for external use?

Why?: There is no benefit to drinking vitamin E oil even if it is for internal use. Deficiency of this vitamin is rare except in very unusual circumstance. ...Read more

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Should vitamin E oil be applied before fade cream?

Should vitamin E oil be applied before fade cream?

Can be!: Apply after! But can be apllied together, but the fade cream will be diluted and less potent. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could find vitamin E oil in a pharmacy?

Can you tell me if I could find vitamin E oil in a pharmacy?

Vitamin E: Yes, you can find bottles of vitamin E in most drug stores. They also have it in capsule form. Look for "mixed tocopherols" to get the best quality. Be sure to consult w/doctor first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Vitamin E Oil for Face when should it be applied and how much per week. Any duration after which theface should be washed.

Vitamin E Oil for Face when should it be applied and how much per week. Any duration after which theface should be washed.

Vitamin E oil: Is best applied to the face before sleep. If it soils bed linins you can put a towel on your pillow. Wash as normal in the morning. You can take vitamin E orally in the morning. Peace and good health. Check w/your doc about this and all matters. ...Read more

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Does vitamin E oil go bad?

Yes it can: Being a fat-soluble vitamin, vitamin e can go rancid. ...Read more

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Is expired vitamin E oil ok?

Get new: It's not that expensive, and any oil can become rancid over time. Best to get fresh. ...Read more

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What is vitamin e.Oil. Used for?

On skin: Vit e oil on skin is used as an antioxidant which neutralizes substances on the skin that cause dryness and damage collagen in your skin. It can be used to treat minor sunburn. Taking vit e by mouth is also felt to combat chromosomal damage and thus cellular damage in the body and premature aging of the skin. You can make your own vit e oil by adding a tablespoon of olive oil to a few vit e caps. ...Read more

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Does 100 vitamin E oil really expire?

Vit E: Some oils, even the oils we use in cooking, can become rancid if too old. Best to check the dates of expiration on all oil products, including vitamins e, flaxseed oil, and the omega 3's. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use expired vitamin E oil?

Just not as effectiv: All chemical compounds deteriorate with time and become less potent. Generally, medications have a predicted effective-shelf-life. Fortunately meds often don't spoil, but can become less and less effective being left in cabinet too long after expiring. So, it may not be bad to take, but it may not have as much therapeutic value if expired too long. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can taking vitamin E oil do for you?

Nothing!: I would avoid anything focussed on vitamin-e...It is not required for good health. It actually might be harmful! ...Read more

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Where can I find 100% natural vitamin E oil?

Where can I find 100% natural vitamin E oil?

It is not needed!: You do not need to waste money buying vitamin e oil as it has very little, if any use for human body. It might even be harmful. I hope this will help to save you some money as so many people waste money using multiple vitamin supplements when all their vitamin needs can be easily met with healthy eating! ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil still good after the expiration date?

You didn't tell us: How far past the expiration date. Don't recommend. ...Read more

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Can Vitamin E oil be prepared from evion Vit E capsule?

Can Vitamin E oil be prepared from evion Vit E capsule?

Yes.: Vitamin E (tocopherol) is a fat-soluable nutrient and antioxidant. It is naturally oily which is what makes it fat-soluable. Thus, yes Vit E oil can be prepared in part from Vit E capsules. ...Read more

Dr. Alfredo Sadun
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