Eczema Treatment with Coconut Oil, Mineral Oil, vs. Vaseline

Eczema Treatment with Coconut Oil, Mineral Oil, vs. Vaseline

[Music] despite the availability of drugs with proven efficacy for eczema like topical steroids many patients seek out natural alternatives which plant then should be used for which skin disease one the case of eczema – appeared to be doubt placebo one was licorice root smearing on a placebo gel didn’t appear to help much with clearing redness or itchiness after one week or two weeks but a 1% licorice gel and especially a 2% gel did seem to clear the symptoms in most patients they conclude that licorice extracts could be considered an effective eczema treatment agent the other successful trial was with st. John’s wort cream showing a reduction eczema severity scores week by week superior to that of placebo so works better than nothing but the question is does it work better than drugs better than topical steroids that we don’t know sometimes the drugs don’t work though so-called recalcitrant atopic dermatitis so these researchers in Japan asked patients to try drinking four cups of oolong tea every day for a month and most patients showed market or at least moderate improvement starting after one or two weeks and then most remained better even five months after they stopped the problem is that there was no control group so we don’t know how many would have gotten better on their own but since drinking tea is healthy anyway why not give it a try back to topical treatments a vitamin b12 cream beat out the same cream without the b12 most of the patients and doctors rated the results of the b12 cream as good better than they rated the placebo cream regardless of what topical agent you use steroid or otherwise first and foremost though it’s essential that the skin barrier be protected and maintained with the use of emollients meaning moisturizers ideally once or twice a day especially right after showering to lock in the moisture petroleum jelly like Vaseline is highly effective but it’s kind of greasy and messy what about something like coconut oil which is the last greasy it was found to improve skin dryness though no better than mineral oil which is cheaper is mineral oil safe though exposure to mineral oil was found to be associated with rheumatoid arthritis but that was occupational exposure to industrial mineral oils like hydraulic fluid the same group of researchers subsequently found that cosmetic grade mineral oil did not seem to carry the same risk in general topically applied mineral oil shouldn’t present any health risk that doesn’t mean you can safely inject it into your penis as that may have devastating cosmetic and sexual function consequences there is however one good use for mineral oil on the penis and that’s for penile zipper entrapment skin of the penis is acceptable to entrapment in the zipper of careless young boys particularly those who failed to wear undergarments understandably this mishap provokes distress in the unfortunate victim in his parents and ultimately in the healthcare provider charged with the task of liberating the organ a recommended textbook approach is surgery believe it or not but just liberally dose with some mineral oil and you can just slip the zipper off minimizing trauma for all involved parties but just because it works as well as coconut oil for dry skin doesn’t mean it works as well for eczema head-to-head topical virgin coconut oil works better than topical mineral oil at decreasing eczema severity with twice as many children experiencing an excellent response after two months treatment thus among pediatric patients with mild to moderate eczema topical application of virgin coconut oil was superior to that of mineral oil but what about compared to virgin olive oil olive oil worked dropping eczema severity but coconut oil worked better what do these numbers mean like mean going from a severity score of 35 down to 20 look like from this to that before and after four weeks of topical coconut oil now we know coconut oil has a lot of saturated fat so we don’t want to eat it but the saturated fat isn’t absorbed into your skin unless you’re a baby where your skin is so thin you can actually absorb saturated coconut fat into your bloodstream but in older children and adults using coconut oil on your skin or hair is considered safe now that still doesn’t mean you can inject it into your penis he certainly achieved enlargement the medical student noted looking at the swollen red using mass before her okay but what about treating eczema with just plain vaseline eczema can already be expensive to deal with the average out-of-pocket cost me two hundred seventy four dollars a month that’s more than 1/3 of a typical family’s disposable income and you can rub a kid head-to-toe with petroleum jelly for like four cents whereas coconut oil or some of the fancier over-the-counter moisturizers can be many times more expensive though not as bad as some prescription moisturizers that can cost over $100 per tube and work no better than the over-the-counter stuff wait I only see one line exactly there right on top of one another no evidence of superiority over the traditional petroleum jelly based over-the-counter products that can be 65 times cheaper yeah but doesn’t virgin coconut oil have like active ingredients whereas petroleum jellies just inert Vaseline has been around since 1872 but it took the scientific community 144 years to put it to the test and it’s not inert at all significantly up regulating genes that fight infection and adducing the expression of genes that help with barrier function increasing the thickness of the protective outer layer of skin and actively reducing inflammation yeah but is it’s safe not if you inject it into you what is it with men injecting stuff into their penis in less severe cases the problem can be solved with basic surgery otherwise may require major reconstruction evidently done a lot by prisoners giving a whole new meaning to the term jailhouse rock an unbelievable 1 in 6 inmates at the largest prison and hungry admitted to Vaseline self injection or how about actual rocks the surgical implantation of stones in the penis or injecting industrial silicone I’ll never look at the term silicone caulk the same way ever again when men were asked why they were injecting fishy substances into their penises most explained that it was because they felt under endowed but one guy said he just wanted to give it a try but why inject cod liver oil into your penis when you can just inject the mercury directly and cut out the middle fish anyways based on 77 studies it moisturises for eczema no reliable evidence that one moisturizer is any better than the other though a consensus of experts concluded that petroleum jelly may be best for skin barrier function the protection [Music] you


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  • Magpie says:

    Guys, just don't go injecting your penis' at all. Ok, glad we had this talk

  • papparocket says:

    All the penis humor had me laughing out loud, but now I really would feel uncomfortable about sending a link to this video to a female friend/coworker who suffers from eczema. So it sort of limits the ability to raise the awareness levels of people other than your closest friends by forwarding this type of information to them. And that is sad.

  • elys3 says:

    I don't even understand what the point of talking about penises in this video is. Seems very gimmicky.
    I am also not a fan of petroleum jelly.
    As someone, who's now in my mid 30s and has suffered from severe eczema my whole life, I can tell you this: Eczema symptoms are HIGHLY influenced by what you put on and in your body. Change your diet to take away highly inflammatory food (I gave up gluten 14 years ago due to this) get rid of all of the body care products that are full of garbage ingredients that will irritate the skin.
    To make a long story short, I went from head to toe eczema, with large cracks going down the palms of my hands (where I couldn't even close my hands or bend my fingers) to now only having two affected fingers. My eczema these days is generally mild and manageable. I've made huge changes in my lifestyle, diet, products I use on my skin. I have been tested for all kinds of allergies and rare diseases like Porphyria (which I did not seem to show diagnostic markers of.) I've seen more dermatologists and allergists than I can count, who eventually ran out of treatment options for me. In the last few years I've had my genes tested and developed a vitamin/supplement plan with Functional Medicine Practitioner.
    All of the steroid creams, oral medications, injections, barrier creams and whatever else in the world will NOT balance out the symptoms you're having if you don't start treating the triggers that are causing the problems. You also pay a huge price in the side effects caused by these drugs. You will also build up a tolerance to them and need to use more and more over time.
    If I had been treating the triggers instead of the symptoms, I don't think I'd even be dealing with eczema that I have these days. Thirty some odd years of steroid creams have left the skin on my hands thin and highly sensitive. I now wear fingerless gloves when I leave the house and powder free vinyl (the only material that won't irritate my skin, since I'm sensitive to rubber accelerant chemicals) when doing anything around the house that involves getting my hands dirty.
    Good luck to everyone, eczema can be an emotionally draining, painful condition to deal with.

  • Barbara Wood says:

    When does a baby's skin get thicker?

  • Richard Wilson says:


  • Rashna Maya says:

    Any advice on skincare and diet linked to keratosis pilaris? Please Doc

  • j leigh says:

    Do one for psoriasis please :)!!!!

  • KTKABOOM says:

    2:55 I ALMOST DIED! 😀

  • mister E says:

    Oh the things that are published in the scientific literature!!!

  • gssbcvegancat says:

    lol silicone caulk

  • Mike P says:

    Ugh, was gonna email this to my mom until all the penis stuff popped up.

  • Apple SmartPhone says:

    From my personal experience, eating spicy food (peppers), and also dry and hot weather make eczema worse, while eating just boiled Zucchinis with plain bread, not only heal eczema but a ton of other diseases including stomach.

  • cedfowler says:

    Omega 3 works for me.

  • Stef Carrubba says:

    "I'll never look at the term silicone caulk in the same way ever again"! Hahahahahah!

  • toastee3 says:

    I never thought about it before …but I've got to try these penis injections.

  • John Doe says:

    vaseline is greasy. Coconut oil is anti microbial..
    I made a nice moisturizer starting by soaking flax seeds in water and seperating the gel. I then whipped the gel with coconut oil until it made a thick cream.
    It is pretty good to put on skin or hair or fruit.

  • congeniality6885 Shapit says:

    Take c 24/7 herbal capsules. The answers to eczema in just 3 months.

  • AlexAxby says:

    I use a mixture of coconut oil and shea butter when my hands get dry, to prevent them from cracking from eczema.

  • The Last Few Pounds says:

    Silicone caulk! Lol!

  • FrothMouthLunatic says:

    why are people so prone to injecting things in their privates?

  • Kassie Alvarez says:

    Is petroleum Jelly natural and safe though? xx

  • Brown Barrett says:

    I came here for help with eczema but I stayed for the penis info although I don't have one. Great job very informative.

  • Ingrid Sturesson says:

    That was informative and funny!

  • Dad man says:

    here's a few suggestions worth trying
    eat more fruit and vegatables.
    Have more liquids
    eliminate smoking.
    cut down the amount of stress in your life.
    (I discovered these and why they work on Takiras Magic Method site )

  • TheFalzox says:

    Wait I'm confused, is Coconut oil or Petroleum jelly better for your skin

  • Beth Theisen says:

    Well now, this one was not only informative, it also put me in gastrointestinal, destress! 😜😂😅

  • gggrow says:

    Not sure why this video has such a substantial off-topic foray into injecting stuff into penises.

  • Darryl Portelli says:

    Very good video …i'm a doctor and i'm fed up with youtube vids of "home remedies" with no actual evidence … this video is full of supportive papers and scientific evidence . Thank you

  • nomad93 says:

    Avocado or olive oil would also work for eczema.

  • Jay le Fay says:

    okay, this was weirdly disturbing and kind of hilarious

  • TheVeganBerkeleyBeauty says:

    Wow Doc, you took it there! 😂😂

  • KEITH7KAH says:

    Great Vid! Great info! Gotta stay away from that penis injection stuff LMAO

  • jomo fo says:

    Natural topical remedies devolving into a petroleum penis injection video?? Click away…

  • 周旭明 says:

    google translation——Aug.1st,2018
    I had eczema on July 7, 2018, now every day, the health of the skin is improving. My mother has a history of allergic diseases (allergic rhinitis), I guess I may have genetic defects in this area, perhaps related to gene defects related to filaggrin. I have been vegetarian for 4 years. When I learned that I had eczema, I tried to explore the shortcomings I might have done. So I lowered my bath water temperature from 42 degrees Celsius to 39 degrees Celsius and took a bath as quickly as possible. Apply Vaseline (as the video says Vaseline for the treatment of eczema)I take a photo every week and observe the skin changes, so fast

    我2018年7月7日得的湿疹,现在每个礼拜皮肤的健康都在发生天翻地覆地改善。我妈有过敏疾病史(过敏性鼻炎),我猜我或许有此方面遗传缺陷,或许与聚丝蛋白相关的基因缺陷有关。 我已经素食了4年,当我得知我得了湿疹后,试图探索我可能做的不足之处,于是我调低了我的洗澡水温度从42摄氏度至39摄氏度,尽可能地快速洗澡,并涂上凡士林(正如此视频所说凡士林对于治疗湿疹的作用)我每周拍一张照片,观察皮肤变化,是如此的神速

  • David Willison says:

    Coconut Oil makes me eczema itch and worsens it also my skin absorbs it and dries it out within minutes

  • Genrey Derfe says:

    My 8 months son had eczema on his face, neck and upper chest. After trying various medications prescribed by our doctor my son had eczema still. This is when I decided to look for an alternative and bought tried this methods. After only a few days his skin started looking better and after 10 days he had no sign of eczema anymore,  If you want to cure your eczema permanently, you really have to check this out, click here :

  • Feistylilthang says:

    This is so good,
    Thank you

  • Soldier of God says:

    More than half the video was about non sense topics like injecting such stuff in a male's genitals. Hilarious sure, but useless

  • Jennifer Rivera says:

    Suspicions confirmed: big pharma shill.

  • Seumas Kaerr says:

    I'm groaning (and laughing) at your puns, Dr. Greger.

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