People use emu oil for conditions such as high cholesterol, dry skin, wound healing, sore muscles, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Joint pain caused by breast cancer drugs. Early research shows that applying emu oil reduces joint pain caused by drugs used to treat breast cancer. However, applying other oil that contains different ingredients also seems to work.
- Skin damage due to radiation therapy. Early research shows that applying emu oil during and after radiation therapy doesn't prevent skin damage better than cottonseed oil.
- Scaling rash, usually on the scalp and face (Seborrheic dermatitis). Applying emu oil to the skin might improve symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis. But it doesn't work as well as creams containing clotrimazole or hydrocortisone.
- Diabetic nerve pain.
- Dry or wrinkled skin.
- High cholesterol.
- Insect bites.
- Sore muscles.
- Weight loss.
- Wound healing.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
We currently have no information for EMU OIL overview.
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