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Duchess, if you want to be sure that you're symptoms are caused by coconut oil, you need to stop using coconut oil and wait for the symptoms to clear. You then need to start using coconut oil again to see if the symptoms recur - if they do, it was most likely the coconut oil, if not it was something else and the coconut oil was a coincidence.
My wife developed infections when we used it. The infections were bacterial but developed later into fungal.
When we stopped using coconut oil and switched to regular K-Y Jelly, the infections stopped.
We then tried one "organic" lubricant and the infection returned. It turned out the lubricant was coconut oil based but improperly labeled. This time, the infection caused her to be admitted to hospital for three days.
She was tested and found to not be allergic to coconut oil.
During the past few years of using K-Y exclusively, she has not had any sort of infection.
I understand, fad and fashion lead to many a sale of snake oil. From here on out, any claims made will be answered by us with a resounding, "Prove it!"
We found CO years ago, and are still with it. We use the unprocessed type for sexual purposes, processed for cooking.
She applies it literally daily, (her approach is "I never know what that old geezer will want, so I'm prepared") and, most days, more than once per day.
Sorry for those of you who don't have good results. I suppose that the same might true for us if we branched out and tried others named here and elsewhere on this Board.
Keep us updated! Its our goto and we are happy with it
And as far as the cyst, take epsom salt baths, daily. I put in some frankinsense essential oil also. Good stuff!
Any time I ingest coconut, I experience sever acid reflux and a slight burning sensation around my mouth.
Drinking coconut milk gives me a milder reaction, but I still experience the acid reflux.
To me, coconut feels like acid.
Once, during a tropic survival school, I consumed its meat and milk and suffered sever nausea and diarrhea. I was the only member of my team to experience this. All of us ate the same indigenous foods and water and took the same precautions.
I was tested and found not to be allergic. Further testing pointed to the coconut.
Avoiding these substances is easy so it is not an issue.
I had a friend who ran a holistic food store. She told me, these reactions are not possible and there is something spiritually wrong with me. My solution to that: I do not attend the church in which she works as teacher and I do not shop at her store.
My wife, on the other hand, loves coconut and may consume it with no problems. She just should never use its oil as a personal lubrication.
Our lubrication of choice; KY liquid. We both love it and we both think it feels closest to natural.