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Doctor insights on: Aquaphor Healing Ointment

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Is aquaphor healing ointment good for acne-rosacea skin?

Is aquaphor healing ointment good for acne-rosacea skin?

Not really: Is really an emollient-good for dry skin and diapoer rashes. Roseacea need Rx for metronidazole gel and an exmination by a physician. ...Read more

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Does Aquaphor healing ointment help to improve the appearance of baby acne? Some moms swear by it.

Does Aquaphor healing ointment help to improve the appearance of baby acne? Some moms swear by it.

Moisturizer: Aquaphor is more to moisturize the skin in the body. Baby acne will come and go by itself. For babies less than a month old, we recommend just washing the face with warm water. If you see flakes from the scalp, cradle cap, or thick yellow flakes on the eyebrows, it's seborrhea, which can make the rash on the face worse. If so, use Selsun Blue Shampoo to was the hair. ...Read more

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Septic elbow surgery 4 weeks ago. 6" incision. Surgeon says no topical creams or ointments. Gp says aquaphor ok now. What is best for healing scab, etc?

Septic elbow surgery 4 weeks ago. 6" incision. Surgeon says no topical creams or ointments. Gp says aquaphor ok now. What is best for healing scab, etc?

No need for creams: Creams should hold and seal wounds. Assuming the incision is clean dry and intact an uncovered a wound is fine with no dressing or need for creams. ...Read more

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Is aquaphor good for healing facial scabs?

Is aquaphor good for healing facial scabs?

Aquaphor & Healing: Aquaphor is a good way to protect skin barrier that has been disrupted a result of inflammation or controlled injury, such as a "laser peel". It prevents skin from drying out and becoming tight and itchy. It has no discreet medicinal properties. Use should not harm a small scab. If the area is sizable, see your doctor for a better recommendation. ...Read more

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Is aquaphor good for healing scabs?

Is aquaphor good for healing scabs?

Yes: Yes, as long as no infection is involved. Aquaphor is a softening agent and should be used twice a day. ...Read more

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Which do doctors prefer for healing? Vaseline or aquaphor

Which do doctors prefer for healing? Vaseline or aquaphor

Simple healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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How does aquaphor compare to Mederma for scar treatment?

How does aquaphor compare to Mederma for  scar treatment?

Aquaphor & mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is aquaphor a aquaphilic ointment?

Is aquaphor a aquaphilic ointment?

Yes: Aquaphor is an excellent moisturizer that can be used by infants, children and adults. It is similar to vaseline, but is thicker. If you are allergic to wool you should not use it, since lanolin is in it. ...Read more

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Aquaphor ointment: is it just like vaseline?

More than Vaseline: I love aquaphor, especially for dry skin associated with venous disease. It contains petrolatum (vaseline) as well as other proprietary ingredients found in eucerin products. ...Read more

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My lips are severely dry and chapped. No ointment I have used is helping. What is the next step? I have used aquaphor, Vaseline, and vaniply

My lips are severely dry and chapped. No ointment I have used is helping. What is the next step? I have used aquaphor, Vaseline, and vaniply

Lip allergy & eczema: Persistent chapped lips is lip eczema, which can 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 primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. Hydrocortisone for 1 wk helps. ...Read more