21st November 2019


Is coconut oil good for itchy skin?

Coconut oil relieves itching. Itching associated with eczema is one of the most troubling aspects of this condition. It also makes way for skin breaks that invite infections. Besides removing the dryness and roughness of skin which makes itching worse, coconut oil has a soothing action on itching itself.

Keeping this in consideration, can coconut oil aggravate eczema?

If you are sensitive to salicylates, then coconut oil, coconut water (coconut in anything) will make your skin flare up, itch, look red and splotchy and it could keep you awake at night. Karen says "As coconut can aggravate eczema, it is not an eczema-safe ingredient in The Eczema Diet.
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