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Allergic Vaseline Put Lips Mouth Swollen
Not plain Vaseline: Plain vaseline is inert with respect to the immune system so will not cause any skin reaction. If it was flavored or had other additives, they rarely can cause a reaction. Most likely the swollen lips are unrelated to the vaseline. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I had a cold last week. Now above my lip and right under my nose is bright red, dry, and burning. I put Vaseline to soothe it but now slightly swolLen?
Lip lesion remedy: Following an illness, some people may get ulcers or sores in or around their mouth. Your symptoms sound like you may have a herpetic lesion. The virus lasts about 11 days and can be treated topically with OTC creams. A pharmacist can help you with that selection. Also, you can see your dentist or MD and get a Rx for acyclovir tablets which will speed up the healing process. ...Read more
I kept biting my lip last night & it's swollen & white, I tried ice, honey, & Vaseline. Nothings worked what can I do?
Apply Ice: In a paper towel to reduce swelling and vaseline or blistex to keep it moist. ...Read more
Red dry swollen lips that itch with red bumps on upper and lower lip. No blister or crust. Happened after 8hr Chapstick. Tried Vaseline and coco oil?
My daughter is allergic to vaseline based on her lips she used her friends lipsil now her lips are sore and swollen what can I buy to help her plzz?
Several options: Sorry to hear about the symptoms. Vaseline is rarely a great option for lip therapy. On the other hand, non-petroleum based moisturizers can help, in addition to antihistamines that may reduce the soreness/swelling. I like vanicream or cetaphil as moisturizers, and for antihistamines I like the non-drowsy options -- Allegra (fexofenadine) is a good choice, and it can last for 12-24 hours depending on the dose. ...Read more
Help. I wake up and my lips are swollen, dry, but have water blisters, this happens over and over again. All I do is put Vaseline on my lips?
Unlikely: You may have reacted to another ingredient in the lip balm, not vaseline or you may have reacted to something you ingested, either food or medicine. Write down what you had over the past hour, take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and head to the er. Worried this may extend further to your tongue. ...Read more
I was trimming my pubs with a sciossors & I accidentally cut my lip on the left sid. The skin is hanging of, it a smal cut & it was bleeding a litle but it stopped. Can I put vaseline? Will it heal with it?
Pressure on wound: Put a small bandaid on it and if is still bleeding in the morning then see your doctor.If it is bleeding a lot then go to the er to get it to stop. Cover it with pressure and keep pressure for at least 20 minutes then keep bandaid and slowly remove it gently more pressure should get the bleeding to stop. It will heal but get it checked. ...Read more
Okay so I had a rough patch around my mouth and I put on Vaseline now it blew up looks like a cluster of mini pimples with pus and it itches?
2yr old dry skin above lip and top lip irritated and or dry. Regular cetaphyl atopic stings. Is it ok to put vaseline? It's red, irritated. Other?
Vaseline is ok: Persistent dry or chapped lips is lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream plus vaseline or aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lip sunscreen chemicals can cause an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods, juices, & saliva. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more
Can a child be allergic to petroleum in Vaseline or chapstick because my son broke out in hives and had swelling around his mouth eyes and other area?
Couple things: It's very unusual to be allergic to petrolatum jelly, though it is occlusive and cause itching. Many people are allergic to lip balms of all kinds. But that causes allergic contact dermatitis; e.g. swelling, redness, then peeling over days...usually not "hives", meaning urticaria, that comes and goes over hours. And not in areas not applied (like the eyelids). ...Read more
I have Eczema on my lips since I was a child. It doesn't appear as a rash, but just swollen. Only steroids help. Any recoms? Vaseline makes it worse
Aquaphor: Aquaphor might help the eczema on your lips. Prolonged steroid use can change the thickness and color of the skin on your face. ...Read more
My lips are dry, flaky and red especially my top lip and the area above it. The side of my lips sting when I open my mouth wide. Will vaseline help?
Cracks in corners of mouth for a few days. Tried blister, lip balm, vaseline. None have helped and seems like it's made it worse. Help! What do I use?
Two creams: Try mixing an over the counter cortisone cream and anti-fungal cream in equal amounts. Applied at several times a day. If that does not work I would see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I burnt my tips on hot tea. Internal mouth blisters. A lot of pain. Been icing. Applied vaseline and neosporin to lips. What to do?
Perioral Dermatitis: The factor most frequently reported in association with the occurrence of perioral dermatitis (POD) is topical corticosteroid use. The treatment of POD involves the discontinuation of topical corticosteroids and the avoidance of skin irritants. Although patients may eventually improve without additional interventions, pharmacologic therapy is often instituted using pimecrolimus. ...Read more
Will lip balm like vaseline cause health damage with daily use as i no doubt swallow some of it every day?
No: The man who invented vaseline swallowed a tablespoon full of it every day for most of his life. Just to prove that it is safe. He lived into his 90s. ...Read more
Why do my lips suddenly get wrinkly after exfoliation? I also applied vaseline and l'occitane lip balm but it doesn't work
Stop exfoliating: Try gentile lip repairs like skinceuticals with silymarin ...Read more
I would like to know why small bumps appear on my lips when using lipsticks and other lip products except vaseline and chapsticks?
See below: Yu may be sensitive to one of the chemicals. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
I used a lip liner along with vaseline. In 5days, I saw some white mark on my lower lips. Then I stopped using. Now the mark remains same. What to do?
CALL : The manufacturer of the lip liner to see if they have similar complications with their product. Please inquire if this is might be permanent. ...Read more
Lip allergy or...: Persistent chapped lips may be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a lip-licker (it's her habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by foods and juices. Vaseline itself is just oil and thus shouldn't cause allergies. ...Read more
I have a rash on my upper lip I peeled it off and they look like small cuts. I've been putting Vaseline but I've had it for 3 days. What can I do?
I have a soretred patch at the corner of my mouth, it doesn't feel like a cold sore but vaseline isn't helping.
So the left part of my bottom lip is chapped. To the point where I can pull the skin off. Would Vaseline help?
Definitely, yes: I am sure this will help you. Vaseline or Aquaphor are both good options. ...Read more
Am using vaseline for my lip 4 morethan 5 yrs 2 make it smooth but, it works for 1 day only& become dry what shall I do 4 recover 2 its naturalstatus?
See a dermatologist: You need to have a proper exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
My lip has been oozing pus, and no amount of Vaseline keeps my lips from feeling irritated. They're red, and has red dots lining the edges.
Depends on why: A doctor can examine the lips to see why they are inflamed. The cause of problems could be lip eczema, herpes infection, bacterial infection, fungal or yeast infection, or even some type of contact or irritant dermatitis. A topical steroid such as hydrocortisone cream and a topical antimicrobial (to stop viruses, bacteria, or yeast) may be needed. ...Read more
I have tiny bumps on my upper lip. You can barely see them but I feel them. They also itch sometimes. I use vaseline. What do I do to get rid of them?
Tiny bumps: There are several possible causes of bumps on your upper lip — are you having a reaction to a cosmetic cream or lipstick? Best to see your doctor to have them looked at for a more definitive diagnosis and recommendation. ...Read more
My friend got a 2nd degree burn on her lip from coffee. Will it heal with just applying thin layers of Vaseline? Any other recommendations? Thank you!
IT will heal: Meghan what a bummer. I think you have no problems and it will heal. ...Read more
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