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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 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

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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 advisable to use baby petroleum jelly on my face at night?

Is it advisable to use baby petroleum jelly on my face at night?

Not unless you have: Unless you have extremely dry skin you will find this too greasy. I like Eucerin eczema care cream with ceramides. ...Read more

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I have sensitive skin and my face gets very dry and at times can be painful and now I use petroleum jelly at bedtime, but, i still have the problem?

I have sensitive  skin and  my face gets very dry and at times can be painful  and now  I use petroleum jelly at bedtime, but, i still have the problem?

Get it evaluated: It sounds like you might have a condition that is treatable. Sometimes lotions instead of ointments work better. Lots of people use eucerin cream for hydration. I would recommend you see your doc and get some recommendations on alternatives. ...Read more

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Is using vasaline or petroleum jelly on my hair ok? Would it make my hair shiny and less frizzy and silky? Affects & effects plz.

Is using vasaline or petroleum jelly on my hair ok? Would it make my hair shiny and less frizzy and  silky? Affects & effects plz.

Better choices: Vaseline would tend to make hair greasy, and would be very hard to wash out. Whatever your ethnicity, i would not recommend vaseline for your hair. Look in the drugstore - there are a variety of moisturizers and oil treatments available for hair of caucasians as well as people of color (with different hair types). ...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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Can I still use expired petroleum jelly on cuts?

Can I still use expired petroleum jelly on cuts?

Won't help: Petroleum jelly won't help cuts heal and will not effectively prevent infection. Better for them to be exposed to air, and petroleum jelly blocks it. ...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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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

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