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Treating Cervicitis With Coconut Oil
No: Get something that's evidence based along with whatever herbal remedy you've decided to spend your money on. Benzoyl peroxide first. Failing this, get with your physician. We can manage all acne today. You deserve the benefits of 21st century science rather than folk medicine, no matter how glitzy and "natural is better" the ads are. ...Read more
To treat bv, does bathing in warm water mixed with apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil treat cure the infection? Any suggestions?
Antibiotics v yogurt: Bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance in vaginal bacteria. Standard treatment is antibiotics, not bathing as described so go see family doc or gynecologist. There is some evidence that eating yogurt w/lactobacilli might help restore balance but studies aren't definitive. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/bacterial-vaginosis/ds01193 & http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis.Htm. ...Read more
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
Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil can be mixed with both of these things. But what are you using it to treat, as the mixtures are different. ...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
Tea tree oil mixed with my cleanser helps me with my papules. Can I mix it with an oil combination (Vit E and Jojoba oil) to make it more effective ?
The joke is on you: Not one of these things has any effect on acne. In fact they are all a WASTE OF MONEY. By "papules" you may be referring to acne. There are effective treatments for acne. They really work. The main problem is that they must not be used during pregnancy or nursing. A dermatologist can help you. Meanwhile you can try 2 1/2% or 5% benzoyl peroxide gel, which might help after 2 or 3 months. ...Read more
Is fish oil as effective as flaxseed oil for dry eyes n blepharitis? Most doc recommend flaxseed oil. My doc said it's for ppl who don't eat fish.
(how) can coconut oil replace butter and cooking oil for a better health if you also use olive oil, meat and fish? What are proper amounts?
Mediterranean diet: There are a lot of claims with regard to coconut oil, most of the unsubstantiated. The healthiest diet so far, proven to reduce heart disease in many patients, is the mediterranean diet. It relies on liberal use of extra virgin olive oil, vinegar ( low glycemic index, promotes full stomach sensation), fruits, grains, and moderate wine consumption. Canola oil can also be used, in small amounts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the main health benefits of olive oil vs canola oil? Also can you safely fry things in fry pan using olive oil?
Avoid Canola Oil: The way it is processed and can be genetically engineered. It's from the rapeseed, a variant of mustard. Olive oil is much better. In general, avoid vegetable oils and run from corn oil, another gmo. Yes, you can fry w/olive oil. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I read that coconut oil and grapefruit seed extract are affective for treating thrush. Can I use these remedies?
Coconut oil&grapefru: Coconut oil and grapefruit seed extract have been used after candida diet which eliminates all sugars and some carbs from the diet and both of these have been written in alternative medicine literature.It can be tried in people who are not responding to standard treatment and are getting recurreances. ...Read more
Olive oil: Olive oil contains mono-unsaturated fatty acids (mufas), which are healthy fats compared to saturated and trans fats. Mufas may lower total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels; may also help normalize blood clotting. And some research shows that mufas may benefit Insulin levels and blood sugar control, which helps if you have type 2 diabetes! moderate use only, though. ...Read more
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