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Olive Oil Massage
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Grapeseed sunflower: Depends on what health issues you are trying to treat. Lets chant and we can figure out what is best for you. ...Read more
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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Can a self fertility massage help relieve me of a chocolate cyst? I plan to use olive oil for this massage. Is this dangerous? Plz advise.
30 weeks pregnant my nipples and areola area or skin is very dry and rough what should I do can I use olive or coconut oil for massage or something el?
YES, or Lansinoh ;: Both olive ; coconut oil are safe to use for massage ; will probably help. Calendula cream is also an excellent choice, as is lansinoh- see https://www.Lansinoh.Com/products/hpa-lanolin i also advise you take a purified fish oil rich in dha, which often helps dry skin and is very important for development of your baby's eyes and nervous system. ...Read more
No: Not unless u go out in thesun afterwards. ...Read more
Probably OK: It is not something I have recommended. I don't see a problem with it, as long as you don't drop the slippery baby. ...Read more
Do olive oil had any side effect over new born bay if it is applied to his/her body as a massage oil..?
Not likely.: This probably would not have and side effect unless the newborn has an allergy, or a lot is used. ...Read more
If i massage penis with olive oil, will it be harmful? My penis seems much healthier when I use olive oil, is it ok?
Don't recommend it.: The skin of the scrotum is robust enough for most lotions and oils, and should not be harmful. But i would advise against it as an overly moist environment can actually worsen hygeine of the male genitals. Keeping the area clean and dry is best for the scrotum, penile shaft skin, and foreskin. ...Read more
What is the best oil to be used when performing peritoneal massage (to ease delivery)? Kitchen olive oil or a water lubricant or?
Olive,almond,coconut: Congratulations! research confirms perineal massage reduces your chances of tearing/need for episiotomy and may reduce discomfort. No research compares oils but since some will be absorbed into your skin use an oil that is healthy to eat- i advise either olive, almond or coconut oil. See http://www.Midwife.Org/acnm/files/cclibraryfiles/filename/000000000656/perineal%20massage%20in%20pregnancy.Pdf. ...Read more
I massaged my newborn with extra virgin olive oil for one week and her complexion has changed from fair to dark. Can she become fair again?
Not likely: Newborns start out with little pigment in their skin since they're not exposed to sunlight until birth. After birth, pigment production begins according to genetics to whatever coloration was programmed by the genes. The olive oil had nothing to do with the pigmentation. The "fair" skin was a newborn thing and won't return. ...Read more
Is j&js baby oil good for my 2week old baby body massage? I heard its harmful If yes which oil can I best use? I used Dabur almond n olive oil earlier
What is the best for painfull or pulled muscles of neck or head excercise or medicine or massage with olive oil?
Could oil cause allergy to my 1 mnth old son. He has red rashes all over his body. Please suggest what to use for massage. tried coconut n olive oil?
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