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Allergic Reaction To Petroleum Jelly
I use petroleum jelly b/c of dry skin some reaction appeared small insect bite like bump on my left cheek what's the medical term?Tia
Urticaria: It's a type of 'contact dermatitis'.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Possible yes, but: Water soluble jelly is preferable and gender to your body. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Does the human body absorb petroleum jelly through the skin? Is it unsafe to use petroleum based products, are there health risks?
No: Petro jelly is not toxic or significantly absorbed it does hydrate the skin from the outside. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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