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Is it safe to use vitamin E oil on children ?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends!

Definitely don't give oral vitamin E unless your child's doctor prescribes it for a specific medical condition, i.
e., a deficiency. Using vitamin E oil on a small area of the skin should not cause problems, but it may not be the optimal treatment for what your child has. Your child's doctor can tell you what is best.

In brief: It depends!

Definitely don't give oral vitamin E unless your child's doctor prescribes it for a specific medical condition, i.
e., a deficiency. Using vitamin E oil on a small area of the skin should not cause problems, but it may not be the optimal treatment for what your child has. Your child's doctor can tell you what is best.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Unless the child has broken skin or allergies to ingredients in the oil, it should be safe.

In brief: Yes

Unless the child has broken skin or allergies to ingredients in the oil, it should be safe.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Olive oil

More than just salad dressing! vitamin E oil is a common home remedy for skin problems and scar healing but, alas, there's not much info on whether or not it really helps.
Also, vitamin E can cause bad skin reactions in some folks. Consider using just plain olive oil to moisturize your skin [if that's what you're trying to do]. That would be safer in kids. Good luck!

In brief: Olive oil

More than just salad dressing! vitamin E oil is a common home remedy for skin problems and scar healing but, alas, there's not much info on whether or not it really helps.
Also, vitamin E can cause bad skin reactions in some folks. Consider using just plain olive oil to moisturize your skin [if that's what you're trying to do]. That would be safer in kids. Good luck!
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Shalini Sethi
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

yes

In brief: Yes

yes
Dr. Shalini Sethi
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