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Does coconut oil kill lice on body?

Does coconut oil kill lice on body?

Lice: You are the second person to ask this question, so apparently there is information out there that i did not know concerning coconut oil and lice. As i said to previous patient, it wont hurt to try, but lice is very contagious so dont try too long before getting rid. ...Read more

Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, ...Read more


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Does apple vinegar and coconut oil kill lice?

Does apple vinegar and coconut oil kill lice?

Yes: This web site says yes to vinegar.http://www.wikihow.com/treat-head-lice-with-vinegar and this says yes coconut oil works as well.http://www.hybridrastamama.com/2012/09/coconut-oil-and-head-lice.html great question. ...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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Can I use coconut oil to kill lice?

No: Lice treatments like rid®, a-200®, pronto®, clear® are available over the counter that can be used along with wet combing. Retreat after 1 wk. ...Read more

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Does tee tree oil help kill scabies?

Does tee tree oil help kill scabies?

Scabies: Products used to kill scabies mites are called scabicides. Scabicides used to treat human scabies are available only with a doctor’s prescription. No “over-the-counter” (non-prescription) products have been tested and approved to treat human scabies. ...Read more

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Can you kill lice eggs with tea tree oil?

Can you kill lice eggs with tea tree oil?

Maybe: There are a number of remedies some people swear by to kill lice- these include different types of oils, mayonnaise, butter, etc. However there are no scientific studies supporting these treatments. ...Read more

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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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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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Does tea tree oil treat lice?

Tea Tree Oil: Although tea tree oil is generally considered safer than other treatments for head lice, caution should still be employed when using it. While very few people have a sensitivity or allergy specific to tea tree oil, it is not impossible. If irritation occurs, stop use immediately. Usually safe for skin, tea tree oil is toxic when consumed. ...Read more

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Can extra virgin olive oil actually work on acne?

Can extra virgin olive oil actually work on acne?

No: These "pop" remedies are at best adjuncts. Acne's manageable using evidence based medicine. If benzoyl peroxide didn't clear it up, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Will coconut oil and apple cider vinegar work on head lice?

Will coconut oil and apple cider vinegar work on head lice?

No: These remedies are not effective for lice. Otc treatments like rid or nix (permethrin) are much more likely to be helpful, and if they don't clear the problem see a physician. ...Read more

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Does olive oil extra virgin and pure coconut oil penetrate hair shaft? Are these oils even worth it to condition & strengthen hair/scalp?

Does olive oil extra virgin and pure coconut oil penetrate hair shaft? Are these oils even worth it to condition & strengthen hair/scalp?

Perhaps: Oils do indeed penetrate the skin. Many things penetrate the skin. Indeed, some say that you should not put anything on your skin you are not willing to eat or drink, including your makeup n rubbing alcoh. I do not know about conditioning and strengthening hair, but these oils will penetrate any skin, and coconut oil is good for you--even as a lotion for your skin. wwwlblatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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Can olive oil make my hair grow fastly?

Probably not. : I think there are health benifits to cooking with olive oil instead of other fats or oils. Some people have talked about using olive oil as a hair conditioner, but i doubt that its any better than conditioners you buy in the store. Either way, there should be no change on how fast your hair grows. ...Read more

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Will lavender or rosemary oil help treat nail fungus? Have already tried apple cider vinegar, listerine, coconut and tea tree oil

Not usually.: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...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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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

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Can't we use olive oil for cooking on high flame?

Olive oil: Olive oil is highly combustible and therefore it is not recommended for cooking with a high flame. ...Read more

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Is hard cooking in olive oil (like frying) ok or will it kill most of nutritional benefits of olive oil?

Olive oil: I heard from a biochemistry proff one time that heating olive oil will make those benefits diminish for a number of reasons... consider cooking in alternative way (baking for example) then add olive oil afterwards! ...Read more

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Does apple vinegar and coconut oil kill lice?

Yes: This web site says yes to vinegar.http://www.wikihow.com/treat-head-lice-with-vinegar and this says yes coconut oil works as well.http://www.hybridrastamama.com/2012/09/coconut-oil-and-head-lice.html great question. ...Read more

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Does coconut oil kill lice on body?

Lice: You are the second person to ask this question, so apparently there is information out there that i did not know concerning coconut oil and lice. As i said to previous patient, it wont hurt to try, but lice is very contagious so dont try too long before getting rid. ...Read more

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Can I use coconut oil to kill lice?

No: Lice treatments like rid®, a-200®, pronto®, clear® are available over the counter that can be used along with wet combing. Retreat after 1 wk. ...Read more

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Can you kill lice eggs with tea tree oil?

Maybe: There are a number of remedies some people swear by to kill lice- these include different types of oils, mayonnaise, butter, etc. However there are no scientific studies supporting these treatments. ...Read more

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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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How do I properly use permethrin cream rinse 5% 60 MG to kill lice? Can I wash my hair with shampoo after I rinse it? Should I add tea tree oil to it?

How do I properly use permethrin cream rinse 5% 60 MG to kill lice? Can I wash my hair with shampoo after I rinse it? Should I add tea tree oil to it?

Follow directions: it sounds like you are using Elimite (permethrin). Use as shampoo and leave on for the recommended time period and then rinse and repeat 7-9 days later. Do not use other shampoos. Anyone suspected of having lice should be treated at the same time. There are weaker solutions for children and babies. Wash all clothing and bed linen in hot water. All the best. ...Read more

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Is olive oil safe to tan with?

Is olive oil safe to tan with?

No: It has no spf and can cause the skin to burn leading to skin damage and skin cancer. ...Read more

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Can too much olive oil make you sick?

Possibly: Too much of anything can make you sick. ...Read more

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Can't we use olive oil for cooking on high flame?

Olive oil: Olive oil is highly combustible and therefore it is not recommended for cooking with a high flame. ...Read more

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What is the healthier type of olive oil to use for cooking?

Olive oil: Any kind of olive oil is good for cooking, extra virgin, virgin and all are ok. ...Read more

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Why is olive oil considered better for your health than other oils?

Why is olive oil considered better for your health than other oils?

Contains MUFA's: Olive oil contains a healthier type of fat called "monounsaturated fat" (MUFA) compared to saturated fats like butter or trans-fats used as an additive in many processed foods. MUFA's benefit by lowering total & LDL cholesterol levels. Replacing bad fats in your diet with MUFA's can lower your risk of heart disease & is beneficial to type 2 Diabetes. Limit daily fat intake to 20-35% of calories. ...Read more

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Is extra virgin olive oil much healthier than regular olive oil and if so, why?

Is extra virgin olive oil much healthier than regular olive oil and if so, why?

Likely so: Extra virgin olive oil comes from the first press of the olive, so it has a higher concentration of phytonutrients than second press virgin olive oil. These phytonutrients are responsible for the anti-inflammatory effects of olive oil, and is great source of Omega-9 fatty acids. ...Read more

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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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Could I use olive oil to remove dandruff?

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

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Pediculosis (Definition)

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