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effect of using expired petroleum jelly

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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Petroleum jelly: No
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Won't help: Petroleum jelly won't help cuts heal and will not effectively prevent infection. Better for them to be exposed to air, and petroleum jelly blocks it.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
You use a Bandaid: You do not use Petrolium Jelly on any cut.First you clean it if it is dirty or contaminated and cover with a band aid.You may use Bacitraci,neosporine ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Petro jelly on lips: 21 F: Is it okay if I continue to wear an expired petroleum jelly on my lips? ANS: my guess is that it never expires. They used to pack tanks in it to ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
No problem: I am not aware of problems applying expired petroleum jelly to the skin. I would not recommend ingesting it, though.
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Probably ok: Expired petroleum jelly should be safe to use topically as long as there is no unusual odor or discoloration to the product. Use cautiously if applyi ... Read More
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: It is safe. If the texture isn't a problem.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Better options.: Using petroleum jelly for genital lubrication is reported to make some women more susceptible to vaginal infections & sexually transmitted diseases: ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
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Try: Aquaphor.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
29 years experience Family Medicine
Better choices: Vaseline would tend to make hair greasy, and would be very hard to wash out. Whatever your ethnicity, i would not recommend vaseline for your hair. ... Read More
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Check package: Every product is different. Check individual packaging
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Your choice: In moderation, this is ok.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
32 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Vaseline is a trade name for petroleum jelly.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Possible yes, but: Water soluble jelly is preferable and gender to your body.

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