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A 23-year-old male asked:

I have peeling skin on my fingers and palm, i used vaseline to moisturize but after a few week, my peeling skin is almost heeled but my hand started to feel itchy and i think it is a allergic reaction, am i allergic to vaseline?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
You have asked questions about two separate problems. See a Dermatologist about your skin symptoms. If he/she feels the cause of your symptoms is an allergic response, your will be referred on to an Allergist.
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
No, you have a recurrent hand dermatitis that needs something stronger than vaseline to control. (Vaseline has no active ingredients in it.) If OTC hydrocortisone cream does not solve the problem, you will need to see a dermatologist for a prescription-strength cream.
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Last updated Jan 18, 2022

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