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Sweet Oil Medication
Coconut oil: When used with moderation and with the same amounts found in food, it is unlikely to have side effects or interactions. However, it is high in saturated fat and can increase cholesterol levels and so if you are taking anti-cholesterol medications you may want to discuss it with your physician ...Read more
BAD oil: Hi. Coconut and palm oils are very unhealthy for you. They're both very highly saturated, and present a horrific risk for atherosclerosis and heart attack. And COCONUT OIL IS NOT A MEDICATION, except for causing death, so you can't take it as such (a medication). Read ingredient labels; if you see palm or coconut oil, STAY AWAY if you like your heart muscle getting blood and oxygen! ...Read more
I have a very oily skin. By early afternoon my skin looks like a mirror! oil control lotions seems fairly ineffective. Is medication my only solution?
Oily skin: Sometimes when we have oily skin, our first inclination is to wash it with cleanser more frequently. But that often serves to dry out the skin more frequently, which causes your skin to become more oily. It becomes a hard to break cycle. If you think you're getting acne from the excessive oil, it might be good to at least talk with your doc about options - it doesn't mean you have to use them. ...Read more
Is there any medication, vitamins or hair oil for premature grey hair? What cause premature grey hair?
No known solution: Pigmentation in follicles require proper 1)production of melanin (the pigment) and 2)the proper transfer of melanin into the follicles. If either of these steps is amiss, we will grey. In a healthy individual, when we start to grey is genetically programed. In an extreme situation such as starvation or malnutrition, we will experience hair loss, reduce melanin production, and thus greying. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My cholesterol was over 300, but not on medication. Was taking fish oil capsules, but read this could elevate levels. Do I need meds?
High cholesterol: Hi. Total cholesterol is a fairly uninformative number, and treatment decisions should not be based on it. It helps to know your overall profile. If "high" is due to HDL, no problem. If "high" is due to LDL, that is a risk for atherosclerosis. Are your triglycerides high or normal? Hi triglycerides correlate with low HDL, which is another risk for atherosclerosis. So without more information... ...Read more
Have you heard anything positive about the oil cleansing method for acne? I am 25 and have tried almost every acne medication and nothing works!
Do fish oil tablets help regulate good and bad cholesterol ? At what level of bad cholesterol should one start medications instead of relying on life style changes ?
Complex issue: Fish oil has multiple health effects beyond cholesterol. Severe hypertriglyceridemia is treated with 4 fish oil tablets a day, can lower triglyceride and raise HDL somewhat. Plant sources of omega-3 need to be converted to the active form which is found in fish oil. In general the worse ones diet is, the more important fish oil is. 1 to 2 tablets of fish oil is reasonable for general health ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very,?blood thinners: Hemp seed oil has the ideal mix of essential omega 3 & 6 fatty acids as well as other beneficial compounds & is arguably the healthiest oil (though not good for cooking). There are no known interactions but because it is a natural blood thinner caution should be used if on blood thinners. See http://www.ratical.org/renewables/TherapHoil.html & http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/272024.php. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: About 75% of your cholesterol is dependent upon genetics. So if your cholesterol is modestly elevated,change in your diet and excercise may do the trick. Fish oil may impact your triglycerides but has no significant effect on cholestrol. Statins are drug of choice ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can using a lotion that absorbs coconut oil into my skin cause an interaction with my Propecia (finasteride) medication?
If the oil production returns to normal after accutane is stopped, doesn't that mean acne will return? So how come accutane is considered the only medication to cure acne permanently? Thanks
Its not: isoretinoin targets systems that involve vitamin A in their control processes, and that's probably how it shrinks sebaceous glands. But Accutane, the orally ingested form, also gets to ALL systems; luckily it doesn't have a major effect on the 'big A system'..vision. When you stop Accutane, the sebaceous system can recover, and you could get acne again. Usually, your body has moved on. ...Read more
Should I be taking medication for high cholesterol (243) or try exercise and fish oil for 6 months first?
Depends on profile: If your HDL is very high within that 243, you may be able to get away with diet, exercise and nutritional supplementation for a while. If your HDL is low, then you'd probably need medication as your LDL and triglyerides are probably too high. We need the profile to be sure. ...Read more
I have been using the acne medication, neutrogena oil-free acne wash for maybe 3 or stop using the acne wash?
Can you clarify?: This is very weak stuff and if you're still having acne, move to something stronger. Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and/or retinoic acid are your best friends. If they don't clear you in a few weeks, or if you have severe acne or it's on your trunk, your physician can add something stronger that will work. Best wishes. ...Read more
IS IT SAFE TO TAKE FISH OIL ONCE DAILY WHILE TAKING MEDICATION METROPOLOL AS WELL.? DOES THE FISH OIL AFFECT MEDICATION EFFECTS.
I have acne what should i do
id like to think about an essential oil if possibe but i will take a prescription or OTC medication?
Hi, I am 17 years old and I have problems with acne and oil skin, I have tried diferent medications both natural and chemical, but
result was redness?
Unlikely if . . .: Check out http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1463-0,1059-10639 assuming you're referring to Levothyroxine (there are thyroid medications for an overactive thyroid, too). Do be careful w/your Clonazepam as it can cause confusion, addiction & increase risk for falls & fractures (at least in elderly, no, you don't qualify yet). ...Read more