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Doctor insights on: Olive Oil And Vinegar

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What is the best home remedy for swimmers ear? I'm traveling- olive oil? Half white vinegar half rubbing alcohol? Other?

What is the best home remedy for swimmers ear? I'm traveling- olive oil? Half white vinegar half rubbing alcohol? Other?

Alcohol and vinegar: Alcohol and vinegar in equal parts is the classic recipe from lakeside summer camps. The alcohol disinfects the ear, displaces the water, and evaporates quickly at body temperature. The vinegar restores the normal acidic pH of the skin and prevent fungal growth. Do not use any over the counter drops if you may have a perforated eardrum or a tube in the ear. ...Read more

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I eat salad with white or dark balsamic vinegar and olive oil almost every day. Is this too much vinegar?

I eat salad with white or dark balsamic vinegar and olive oil almost every day.  Is this too much vinegar?

No: not really. It can cause stomach upset in some peopke, there can also be some dental erosion. There may be some interactions with some medications but you have to be consuming significant amounts of vinegar. I say enjoy it. ...Read more

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-psoriasis on elbows/knees -recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths -now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg -help!

-psoriasis on elbows/knees
-recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths
-now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg
-help!

Psoriasis: Stay away from any harsh things on the skin. Topical Hydrocortisone may help as well as some sun exposure. Many times psoriasis will require prescription medications if you have already been diagnosed with it by your doctor. ...Read more

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Will a vinegar , olive oil and tea tree oil treatment work on lice?

Will a vinegar , olive oil and tea tree oil treatment work on lice?

Yes: Olive oil or any oil will basically chock the lice. But you still need to remove the nets with soft comb. ...Read more

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Why is olive oil healthy?

Why is olive oil healthy?

Olive oil: Olive oil like canola oil is a monounsatured fat and these have been shown to lower cholesterol. These are considered to be healthy fats and so can be eaten regularly. ...Read more

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What are the good effects of olive oil?

What are the good effects of olive oil?

Olive oil: Olive oil has 8.1 mcg of vitamin K, 1.9 mg of vitamin E & 1.9 grams of saturated fat. Olive oil also contains 30mg of phytosterols which helps to keep cholesterol low. ...Read more

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Which is healthier , eating olives or olive oil ?

Which is healthier , eating olives or olive oil ?

Neither in excess: Usually, the fruit has other nutrients that are lost in processing. Obtain olive oil that is the first cold pressing and is virgin. Olive oil is not good for high temp. cooking of food but good for sautéing and on salads. Excessive use of the olives or oil is fattening. Moderation of all is best. ...Read more

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Can olive oil cure dandruff?

Can olive oil cure dandruff?

NO: Olive oil may make the dandruff worse! dandruff can be cured by shampooing often. (daily if possible) and with a tar shampoo such as t-gel or tarsum or head & shoulders (all are over the counter). I have no financial interest in these. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink olive oil?

Olive oil: Yes but most of us don't like the taste in large amounts. Try putting extra virgin olive oil on your salds with a little vinegar. ...Read more

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Does olive oil reduce cholestrol?

Does olive oil reduce cholestrol?

Yes: Olive oil is rich in unsaturated fat and has been shown to increase your good cholesterol (HDL) and lower your bad cholesterol (ldl). It does not mean that you can replace olive oil with your other oil and constantly eat fried/greasy food. The liver will see this as just a mass input of fat and eventually this will be detrimental to your health. You should visit your pcp and come up witha a plan. ...Read more

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Are Olive Oil the cause of darken skin?

Are Olive Oil the cause of darken skin?

No: Olive oil does not cause the skin to darken. Sun exposure and genetics are the causes of darker 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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Can olive oil replace insect repellents?

Can olive oil replace insect repellents?

NO: Insect repellents are designed to repell insects, olive does not work. When your doctor recommend insect repellents it is to prevent the diseases insects carry. Many of these diseases can kill you. Only 20% picardin and 30% deet have been proven effective. Resist the tempation to use ineffective repellents which can put you at risk for serious illnesses. ...Read more

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Is darker or lighter olive oil healthier?

Is darker or lighter olive oil healthier?

Read this please: The colour of an olive oil is related to the amount of chlorophyll it contains. Olives are picked early in the season tend to make green coloured oil as they contain higher levels of chlorophyll. Olives harvested late in the season will typically produce more golden coloured oils due to a higher level of natural occurring levels of carotene like substances. ...Read more

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Could I use olive oil to remove dandruff?

Could I use olive oil to remove dandruff?

Not effective: I am not aware of this being an effective treatment. ...Read more