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Emu Oil and Its Many Applications

Aging adults can gain countless benefits from the addition of emu oil to their Tracy at-home care routines. This nutrient-dense oil is capable of combating many of the unpleasant changes that occur in the skin, hair and joints as people age. The following are just some of the many benefits associated with emu oil.

Alleviate Chronic Joint Inflammation

Applied topically to the skin, emu oil can relieve joint inflammation. In fact, some studies have compared the anti-inflammatory effects of a single topical application of emu oil to the pain relieving benefits provided by 3,000 milligrams of ibuprofen. Best of all, this oil does not prompt the side effects that are common among prescription-strength arthritis medications and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Increase Strength and Thickness of Skin

Dry, thin skin can be treated with just several drops of emu oil once per day. Quality oil can increase skin thickness by as much as two to three times if used on a regular basis. Topical applications will additionally combat excessive skin dryness and promote healthier and more youthful-looking skin overall.

Treat Skin Problems

Itchy, irritation-prone skin can be safely and naturally treated with emu oil. This oil is a therapeutic salve when applied directly to dry, cracked or oozing rashes. Rich in oleic acid, emu oil will also act as an anti-inflammatory agent in the dermal problems. Tracy caregivers can even use emu oil on seniors with chafing, redness and other irritation due to the use of adult diapers or other incontinence products.

Fortify Hair and Stimulate Follicles

Many aging adults develop thin, fine hair as the years go by. Some even experience moderate thinning or widespread hair loss. Emu oil is widely used to address issues like these due to its ability to fortify and strengthen the hair and limit the amount of hair loss. Some studies suggest that this oil may even have the potential to stimulate hair follicles that have fallen dormant, thereby producing new hair growth and additional volume and thickness. 

You can help your loved one manage numerous health and cosmetic issues with emu oil. Caregivers can also turn to Home Care Assistance of Tracy to give their loved ones the care they need to enjoy their golden years. In addition to providing specialized stroke, dementia, and Tracy Alzheimer’s home care, we also help seniors who simply need help managing tasks around the house. Our dedicated caregivers help clients with various activities including preparing nutritious meals, running errands, and even housekeeping. Learn more when you call (209) 650-8500 and speak with a friendly Care Manager.