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vaseline help folliculitis

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Not a good idea: It is not a good idea as it is not sterile.
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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Various: Warm compresses to bring the infections to a head, topical medications. The vast majority of folliculitis heals within a couple of weeks. If it is p ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Yes some people are: Yes some people are allergic to vaseline.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Not a good idea: It is not a good idea as it is not sterile.But if you can get sterile vaselin gauze it is ok to use.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
In grown hair: Hair can curl back during shaving and go sideways into the skin. This may be infected and cause folliculitis. The only way to prevent this is to stop ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jess Crosier
31 years experience Pathology
Folliculitis: Red and white bumps painful and itchy.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unusual: Vaseline allergy would be distinctly unusual. If one were to have a reaction then a local rash where it was applied would be a typical manifestation.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Treat it: There are many different causes. If it is pityrospirum, it's easy to keep at bay if it gets diagnosed.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Folliculitis: Folliculitis = infection/inflammation of hair follicle(s).
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Follicle inflammatio: Inflammation of the follicle can be recognized by characteristic redness, swelling and sometimes pustule limited to hair follicles. Often caused by i ... Read More
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