Topical Coconut Oil in Very Preterm Infants: An Open-Label Randomised Controlled Trial.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The immature fragile skin of preterm infants represents an inadequate protective barrier. The emollient and anti-infective properties of coconut oil make it a potentially beneficial topical agent for this population. OBJECTIVES Our aim was to evaluate feasibility, safety, and the effects of topical coconut oil on skin condition in very preterm… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000480538

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