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A 52-year-old male asked:

Can i use vaseline instead of chap stick on my 4 yrs old son's repeatedly cracked lips? is it safe as he will lick some of it in?

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Dr. Sridhar Shankar
Specializes in Radiology
Yes: Chapsticks contain vaseline too. It might be called petrolatum but that's what it is. The small quantities that you would put on the lips should not cause any harm even if ingested.

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Last updated Feb 4, 2017

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