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Doctor insights on: Olive Oil Lotion

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Olive oil ok as face moisturizer?

Olive oil ok as face moisturizer?

No: I think it would likely increase your risk for acne. ...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 I use virgin olive oil as face wash and coconut oil as moisturizer?

Can I use virgin olive oil as face wash and coconut oil as moisturizer?

You can but...: In soaps, olive oil is used for it's moisturizing capabilities, and coconut oil for its lather and cleansing properties. However, these oils have reacted and transformed during processing with lye to maximize these characteristics. Unprocessed oils may not be harmful to your skin (unless you are acne prone), but may not provide the desired results in unprocessed form. ...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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Does olive oil aid acne prone skin?

Does olive oil aid acne prone skin?

Not really: you need to see a dermatologist for options. ...Read more

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Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Pregnancy-safe oils: Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term. Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera. "When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20306538 ...Read more

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Can extra virgin olive oil help acne?

Can extra virgin olive oil help acne?

Probably not: Talk about "the key to..." is the language of advertising rather than science. Acne's a serious disease that's easily managed with evidence-based medications that any physician can get for you. If you're responsible for a teen's physical and emotional health, it would be inexcusable to deny junior effective rx. If you're the patient, you're free to try olive oil, honey, vinegar, etc., etc., . ...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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Which is healthier for baking: grapeseed oil or olive oil?

Which is healthier for baking: grapeseed oil or olive oil?

Olive: Grapeseed oil is high in polyunsaturated fat, which when exposed to heat and oxygen gets oxidized and unhealthy. Use olive oil or coconut oil for baking or cooking. Use grapeseed or flax oils cold. ...Read more

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Olive oil safe lube for dry vagina?

Olive oil safe lube for dry vagina?

Safe.: But definitely not recommended if you are using any sort of latex products for contraception. Oil based products can weaken latex and render them useless for their intended purpose. ...Read more

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Could olive oil really unclog pores?

Could olive oil really unclog pores?

Unclogging pores: Thank you for your question regarding unclogging pores with olive oil. Consider the ancient technique of "ahbyanga" translated "loving hands". It simply suggests using warmed sesame oil massaged into your skin BEFORE you wash, washing with gentle soap, drying skin gently and noting how much cleaner and softer the skin becomes over time. Try it for a month and tell me how it worked for you. ...Read more

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Can I use olive oil instead of vegetable oil?

Can I use olive oil instead of vegetable oil?

Yes.: Olive oil contains oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acid) ; several antioxidants. It fights heart disease (lowers triglycerides, ldl; protects it from free radicals ; raises hdl), also diabetes ; cancer. Best is cold pressed, first pass, unfiltered olive oil in dark bottles, used raw (mediterranean diet). For cooking use coconut oil, palm oil (healthy saturated fats) or ghee (clarified butter). ...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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Fish oils and eczema?

Fish oils and eczema?

Listen to body: Fish oils are anti-inflammatory but some people are allergic to fish. I would try pure vit d oil in medium chain triglycerides topically on eczema and see if this helps. People with eczema have dry skin. Fish oil, cod liver oil, and evening primrose oil ingested can help dry skin if tolerated. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use coconut oil, grape seed oil, argon oil, cinnamon powder topically during pregnancy?

Is it ok to use coconut oil, grape seed oil, argon oil, cinnamon powder topically during pregnancy?

Why would you?: There are not restrictions applying fruit oils during pregnancy but why would you? None of these have any proven health benefits and are probably quite messy and expensive. ...Read more

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Which is healthier: olive oil or corn oil?

Which is healthier: olive oil or corn oil?

Olive oil, Corn Oil: Both Olive oil and Corn oil have monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats which lower the Cholesterol and protect against Heart disease. Olive oil has a higher percentage of monounsaturated fats when compared to corn oil. Olive oil also has the most nutritional value when it is freshest It is possible that information may not be available about Corn being genetically engineered. ...Read more

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Which is better to use:corn oil, sunflower oil or canola oil?

None for cooking: None of these oils are healthy to cook with! most corn & canola oil is genetically modified so i would avoid if not organic. Sunflower is healthy raw. For cooking best choices are olive oil (for low heat- under 350 degrees) and coconut oil for higher heat. See http://integrativemed.Kumc.Edu/school-of-medicine/integrative-medicine/health-topics/healthy-cooking-oils.Html for more information. ...Read more

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Which is best: fish oil, cod liver oil or krill oil?

Which is best: fish oil, cod liver oil or krill oil?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. Lots of faith involved not sure any reliable studies comparing oils ...Read more

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Does fish oil oil makes cheeks chubby?

Does fish oil oil makes cheeks chubby?

Fish oil: Unless taken in very large quantity, fish oil is unlikely to cause chubby cheeks. ...Read more