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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can coconut oil help with eczema?

    For a baby. Applied externally and also taken orally by a baby.

    Also can coconut oil help a baby by passing it through breast feeding?
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  • The role of the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc (EAA) is to be a supportive body for eczema sufferers and carers, to increase public awareness … View Profile

    Coconut oil should be used with caution on baby skin - oils can burn sensitive skin very easily. It is probably better to use a product with coconut oil added as an ingredient. There is no evidence that taking coconut oil orally can assist with skin problems. The best products to use for sensitive skins are those specifically designed to hydrate and heal - they are usually stocked on the hypoallergenic shelves at your local Pharmacy and there is evidence that taking a probiotic orally can be helpful as an aid to heal skin.

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