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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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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 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 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? ...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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How could the penis be healed when it has cuts because of petroleum jelly?

How could the penis be healed when it has cuts because of petroleum jelly?

Be healed!: Not sure how you get cuts on the penis from petroleum jelly- but the penis will heal just like cuts on any other part of the body. It might be best to rest it until the cuts heal though... ...Read more

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Is it safe to use physiogel and petroleum jelly at the same time on my face?

Is it safe to use physiogel and petroleum jelly at the same time on my face?

See below: Using both shouldn't be necessary. Physiogel cream should provide adequate moisturizing for your face & is hypo-allergenic, soap-free, & non-comedogenic. Petroleum jelly might tend to clog pores & is quite messy. ...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 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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Dear sir I had enjected petroleum jelly in side the my penis till I didn't facing any problem but I want to remove it. It's what is the cost?

Dear sir I had enjected petroleum jelly in side the my penis till I didn't facing any problem but I want to remove it. It's what is the cost?

Here re some. ..: Your Q is unclear in injecting petroleum jelly into the urethra or the penis itself. So, how to remove it will lie on considering not only when, where, why, and how the material was injected but what & how the injected affects you. The cost will vary depending what may be involved. So, seek pro-evaluation & counseling timely for more reasonable solution. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Is it okay to apply vaseline (petroleum jelly) on eyelashes? I heard it makes them grow longer and thicker. If not, is there any other solutions?

Is it okay to apply vaseline (petroleum jelly) on eyelashes? I heard it makes them grow longer and thicker. If not, is there any other solutions?

No problem: Vaseline will not harm the eye or eyelid but it has no effect on eyelash growth. If you want eyelashes to be thicker and longer, use latisse (bimatoprost). It is available from your ophthalmologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I put petroleum jelly in my pimples?

Is it ok if I put petroleum jelly in my pimples?

Not a good idea.: This is likely to clog pores more and worsen acne. ...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

Petroleum Jelly (Definition)

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