What can I use in place of coconut oil to help with dryness?

I am struggling with my AD more this year than I have in several years. I know I’m allergic to coconut, very much so, in fact. Skin tests, as well as blood tests, give positive reactions. Is there something that I can replace the coconut oil with?

Community Answer

  1. sarah.wallin moderator says:

    Hi kiamkwa,
    I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve been struggling with your AD this year. Your allergy to coconut oil is not uncommon. When we shared a recipe including coconut oil, some members commented that they were allergic too.

    Some alternatives that the community has found helpful are sunflower oil, olive oil and emu oil. There’s an article with some more info here (https://atopicdermatitis.net/home-remedies/). Hope this helps!

    Please keep us posted on how you are doing, and let us know how it goes if you try any alternatives! The community is always here to help.
    -Sarah (AtopicDermatitis.net Team Member)

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