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Benefits Of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is extracted from the coconut. It contains healthy fatty acids and helps maintain good heart health, and moisturizes dry skin. It also helps to reduce weight, hunger, seizures, inflammation in the skin produced by UVB (ultraviolet B) rays and aids in wound healing. It possesses antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties and promotes better hair growth when applied to the hair.

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Can I use coconut oil for itchy ears?

Query: Hello doctor, I have dryness in the ear and ear itching problems. I had consulted an ENT and he had said that it was a genetic problem. He suggested not to use any ear drops and instead advised me to clean it using alcohol or spirit. Please give your expert opinion regarding the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Ear itching due to dryness is a genetic condition, wherein the skin in the ear canal becomes denuded faster than other people and form wax or flakes. The dryness will be present in both ears and it will not usually be restricted to one ear. To prevent the same you may u...  Read Full »

My son has rashes on his genitals. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 2 months and 15 days old. He has a rash on his genitals and his pubic area that looks like scabies or a fungal infection. Please advice for quick recovery. We are using EziNapi cream for diaper rash. But it is not looking like a diaper rash. It may be some infection. Please h...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, looking at the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is less likely a diaper rash. Usually, a diaper rash involves more of perianal region. It is less likely scabies if other parts of the body are not involved or no family history of scabies...  Read Full »

I damaged my hair with frequent bleaching. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have bleached my hair three times this year and have suffered a great deal of hair loss. My hair has been breaking very often and it has come to shoulder length. I have not used anything as yet as I am too afraid that it may get worse. The shampoo and conditioner that I use are called...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It's very sad to hear that you are going through this hair problem. Bleaching can make hair weak and thinner. It is temporary, and that is the good news. To regain hair strength, you need to have hair nutrients. Eat protein-rich food, eggs, chicken, fish, milk, curd,...  Read Full »

My wife's vagina is too tight during sex and we are using coconut oil. Is there any problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married for 1.5 years, and we have been trying for kids for the past one year. Whenever I try to have sex with my wife, it becomes very tight, but then we use coconut oil then it goes easily inside. Is it normal or anything problematic?  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Abhay Vikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and will try to help you out. See, reproduction is a complex procedure, but it is as simple because the urge in us makes it easy. What I will suggest you is that do not rush for intercourse. It is a natural process that just flows with it. Sta...  Read Full »

I am very light complected with dark red acne scars. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,I am very light complected with dark red acne scars that I have had for a few years. I have some acne on my cheeks, but the acne scars are more noticeable. I have combination skin I believe because my forehead tends to be super dry to where it peels, and my nose gets oily. After any cle...  Read Full »

Dr. Chaitra. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is essential to avoid oily preparations on the face for acne with combination skin. It tends to develop seborrheic dermatitis. I would not advise any oil for dryness here. It is also advisable to avoid harsh soaps and cleansers. As they remove oil, they can also l...  Read Full »

What is the cause for hair loss and hair thinning?

Query: Hi doctor, I am working in an oil plant and suffering from hair thinning and hair loss for the past one month. I am extremely healthy with a clean diet and exercise (non-smoker and no alcohol). Is this due to desalinated water and heat? Is this permanent hair loss? What can I do to prevent further ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Use coconut oil mixed with castor oil on your hair. Give a gentle massage. Use a filter or soft water to wash hair. Do not wash hair frequently. Use a mild shampoo. For more information consult an internal medicine physician online -->  Read Full »

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