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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Could i be allergic to petroleum jelly on my face but not anywhere else?

Could i be allergic to petroleum jelly on my face but not anywhere else?

Irritation rather: petroleum jelly if applied to dry skin can cause irritation to an already inflamed skin, make sure you apply it on a cleansed bit moist skin, better after using cream soap, if the problem persists, see your doctor or a dermatologist, good luck ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i be allergic to petroleum jelly on my face but not anywhere else?

Please tell me, could i be allergic to petroleum jelly on my face but not anywhere else?

Irritation rather: not an allergic reaction, your face is always exposed to air, sun and different agents , so it reacts differently, avoid petroleum jelly on your face, apply moisturizers on a rather damp skin, not dry skin, after washing with a cream soap ...Read more

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Can you spread HPV through petroleum jelly?

Can you spread HPV through petroleum jelly?

No: Intimate contact is the most common way HPV is spread; however, HPV can be spread from contact with surfaces such as door knobs and public toilette seats. Under the right circumstances, it could be spread through petroleum jelly. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it true that petroleum jelly clogs pores?

Is it true that petroleum jelly clogs pores?

Nope: Will Vaseline moisturizer clog pores on nose? No, putting Vaseline moisturizer on your face will not clog nose pores. It has actually been stated as a remedies in How to Get Rid of pores on nose. other things you can do to get rid of clogged pores: Removing makeup before bedtime, Cleansing, Ex foliating ...Read more

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Is there evidence that petroleum jelly is cancer causing?

Is there evidence that petroleum jelly is cancer causing?

I think 'no': It's not a mutagen and the 'evidence' is retrospective studies that by their nature generate junk associations. If you present a scare story to the public and pretend to be a learned humanitarian, people will believe it, be grateful, and buy whatever other stuff you are selling. The guy on television who's promoting this is an entertainer, not an evidence-based advisor. ...Read more

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Is there a suspected link between Petroleum Jelly and cancer?

Is there a suspected link between Petroleum Jelly and cancer?

May be: You will find some who will find a suspected connection to cancer with any thing. There is no objective evidence to suspect that petroleum jelly is carcinogenic. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use physiogel and petroleum jelly at the same time on my face?

Is it safe to use physiogel and petroleum jelly at the same time on my face?

See below: Using both shouldn't be necessary. Physiogel cream should provide adequate moisturizing for your face & is hypo-allergenic, soap-free, & non-comedogenic. Petroleum jelly might tend to clog pores & is quite messy. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


Petroleum Jelly (Definition)

Petroleum jelly or vasoline can be used as a barrier ointment for like diaper rash, eczema ...Read more