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Doctor insights on: Allergic Reaction To Petroleum Jelly

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...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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Is petroleum jelly safe for sex?

Is petroleum jelly safe for sex?

Better options.: Using petroleum jelly for genital lubrication is reported to make some women more susceptible to vaginal infections & sexually transmitted diseases: http://tribune.Com.Ng/news2013/index.Php/en/component/k2/item/8338-using-petroleum-jelly-as-genital-lubricant-exposes-to-hiv-infection. ...Read more

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Is petroleum jelly safe for vaginal itdhing?

Is petroleum jelly safe for vaginal itdhing?

Doesn't treat: Pertroleum jelly, as the name suggest is a petroleum product that can degrade condoms or a diaphragm. It doesn't treat the cause of itching, which might be a yeast infection that should be treated with an antifungal medication or other skin condition. It's not necessarily harmful, but may not be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it true that vaseline petroleum jelly good for my skin?

Is it true that vaseline petroleum jelly good for my skin?

Sometimes: Vaseline petroleum jelly is an inexpensive skin protectant. It is an occlusive hydrophobic ointment that will prevent epidermal moisture loss and soften the surface. It reduces transepidermal water loss by almost 98 percent and is non-comedogenic. ...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