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Doctor insights on: Allergy To Petroleum Jelly

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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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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is it okay if I continue to wear an expired petroleum jelly on my lips?

Is it okay if I continue to wear an expired petroleum jelly on my lips?

Petro jelly on lips: 21 F: Is it okay if I continue to wear an expired petroleum jelly on my lips? ANS: my guess is that it never expires. They used to pack tanks in it to prevent rusting for years.. But why risk it? New stuff can't cost that much?

Petroleum Jelly (Definition)

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