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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
It's better...: To use something like neosporin than just plain vasoline.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Not a good idea: It is not srerile ad therefore it is not a good idea but if you can get sterile vaseline gauze that can be used, but has to be sterile.
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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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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
Can't really get RID: Of scars, but you can reduce their noticibility. Use a cream called Mederma to reduce the appearance of scars.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Only if sterile: Only if you use sterile vaseline gauze to prevent infection.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
67 years experience Vascular Surgery
Neosporin: Vasoline won't help but neosporin can help by helping prevent infection. Where on the body is the cut?
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Neither.: Just keep the cut clean. You can apply an antibiotic ointment or cream if you wish, but it's not necessary. And keep the area covered lightly with a b ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
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Wound care: Assuming you created the cuts, you should care for them as you would any other small cut or open wound. People do use vasoline. Many others use vasoli ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
38 years experience Wound care
No but may lessen it: The degree of scarring depends mostly on the severity of the cut. The more deep and ragged the worse the scar will be.
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