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    I too have been eating more coconut oil lately, as I have stopped focusing on butter as much. It is helping to heal the cracks in my finger tips. Plus, I love the way it tastes in my tea!

    My little son has chicken pox now and I will say that I feed him coconut oil in his bottle every other day. He still got the pox, but I've been rubbing coconut oil on his skin and you would be amazed at how quickly it mitigates itching AND the actual pox. My little guy has barely scratched at all and when he tried, I massaged him with more oil and he is alright. I think you are onto something; the cool thing about coconut oil is that it also acts as an antifungal; it is one of the only things to help my fungal issues on my hands and fingers coupled to raw milk:) Since you wrote this piece last year, I wonder if you ever got your son's titers run?

    My little son has chicken pox now and I will say that I feed him coconut oil in his bottle every other day. He still got the pox, but I've been rubbing coconut oil on his skin and you would be amazed at how quickly it mitigates itching AND the actual pox. My little guy has barely scratched at all and when he tried, I massaged him with more oil and he is alright. I think you are onto something; the cool thing about coconut oil is that it also acts as an antifungal; it is one of the only things to help my fungal issues on my hands and fingers coupled to raw milk:) Since you wrote this piece last year, I wonder if you ever got your son's titers run?

    Coconut oil DOES work on chicken pox. My 4-year-old is on day #4 and they are already healing. As soon as she started getting itchy I started applying coconut oil. As soon as I started the oil, the spots became far less angry looking and even shrunk in size. Any time she became itchy I would just rub a little oil on her and it took the itch away. WONDERFUL!

    I'm 28 and I have currently got chicken pox - worst experience of my life ! I tried everything to help make the itch go away and nothing worked until I tried coconut oil. It was like a miracle, took away the itch , reduced redness and I'm convinced it speeded up my recovery time. I am just at the crusting stage so I'm over the worse. Had a fever for 5 days. Was just horrible. Its true what they say about adults getting it worse !

    Wow Rachel! Thank you for sharing. Sorry you are going through this and wish we lived closer to you so we could try yet again to catch them!

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