Eczema can be treated by taking evening primrose oil? Is that true? Some doctor says yes some no. Why?

Honestly Doctors . Havedifferent ideas thus the need for 2nd or 3rd opinions. Most drs are not familiar with uses of herbal meds thus the conflicting advice.My take is it's safe to use evening primrose rose for eczema since it's extracted from a plant. If there's no improvement with these herb, go see your dr or dermatologist for an accurate dx. http://www.ehow.com/how_2119669_use-primrose-oil-eczema.html#page=0.

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Does taking evening primrose oil capsulesdaily cause side effects like reduced testosterone levels?

Lots of unknowns. Evening primrose is peddled as good for almost everything, which can't possibly be true; its proponents cherry-pick obscure journals and exaggerate the claims. The most believable claim is that it helps women who get sore breasts at the same time each month. It probably does not help with acne. I could find nothing on its reducing serum testosterone, but i'd still discourage you from using it. Read more...

Started taking evening primrose oil and my breasts are fuller. Nice but why?

Who knows. The data on evening primrose oil is spotty at best- some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast symptoms, menopause and pms- i've actually seen anecdotal evidence of decreased mastalgia (breast pain) but if you are enjoying this "side effect"- have no fear- i haven't seen any convincing evidence of its harm! Read more...

Started taking evening primrose oil and my boobs are really full-- why is that?

Shouldn't happen. It has been used to help with breast pain but should not cause breast enlargement or fullness. Perhaps there is something else in the supplement that you are taking. I would look for another cause for breast fullness. Evening primrose oil is rich in omega-6 fatty acids, essential fatty acids that are lacking in some people's diets. Always ask your doctor before taking supplements. Read more...

The top of my mouth and my eyes have been very itchy lately. I'm currently taking evening primrose oil. What can I do?

Allergy. You are likely allergic to grass and tree pollen. May try OTC antihistamine pill or nasal steroid . Eye symptoms can be controlled with OtC antihistamine eye drop also. If no response, see allergist. Read more...