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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in 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

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
6 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Try: Aquaphor.
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A male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Petroleum jelly: No
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Check package: Every product is different. Check individual packaging
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
KY jelly: “ What should I avoid while taking K-Y Jelly (topical emollients)? Avoid getting topical emollients in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this does happen, ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Yes: Yes.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
32 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Yes: Vaseline is a trade name for petroleum jelly.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience in General Surgery
No not harmful: Petroleum jelly is safe to apply to your lips.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Maybe neither.: Dry scaly palm may be eczema and would respond better to topical steroids such as fluocinonide. If you are happy using petroleum jelly use the one th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Cherullo
23 years experience in Urology
Certainly: Any lubricant that is designed for use on the skin is safe.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possible: Any topical agent that one use has the potential to cause either an irritant or allergic contact dermatitis.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It would be safe but it may not be effective.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alberico Sessa
20 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No: Vaseline helps maintain the moisture of your skin because it provides a barrier to water loss. It will not clog your pores.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Dermatologist: Try vaseline and keep it limited to the outside of your lip and use a minimal amount. You might want to check with a dermatologist regarding possibl ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Vaseline (petroleum: Petroleum jelly is well tried protective barrier that protects skin from chemicals present in urine and stool. Also keeps skin moist. Best when used a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
KY "the glue"..: KY, the "glue that stops pregnancy" has a nice marketing ring to it, but unfortunately does not work as a contraceptive to "entangle" the free swimmin ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience in Dermatology
Carefully: Any heavy oil based product could block your pores and cause acne.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: The components of these products are soothing to the eye and do not interact or interfere with each other.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience in Dermatology
Sometimes: Vaseline petroleum jelly is an inexpensive skin protectant. It is an occlusive hydrophobic ointment that will prevent epidermal moisture loss and sof ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Safe.: But definitely not recommended if you are using any sort of latex products for contraception. Oil based products can weaken latex and render them use ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Try doing : What your doing and then wrapping your foot in Saran wrap, putting on a sock before bed time. You may see a difference. If not try a high concentratio ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sexual aid: Some people enjoy applying this product to the penis or vagina prior to intercourse or masturbation. It makes things more slippery and can increase pl ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
35 years experience in Vascular Surgery
More than Vaseline: I love aquaphor, especially for dry skin associated with venous disease. It contains petrolatum (vaseline) as well as other proprietary ingredients fo ... Read More
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