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Have fun: Aquaphor is a vaseline-based old-fashioned lubricant much like what couples and people by themselves have enjoyed for decades. It would be surprising to find someone who's allergic. ...Read more
Afew differences: Both have a petrolium base but aquaphor has other emolients and really is a better barrier but it carries a few warnings about excessive ingestion not on vaseline. ...Read more
Humectant, occlusive: Vaseline is 100% petroleum jelly, which works as an a barrier on the surface of the skin to prevent loss of moisture. Aquaphor on the other hand contains lanolin which acts as a humectant to draw in moisture from the air and deeper layers of the skin and seals it in. ...Read more
Safe and Effective: Aquaphor is a great barrier application for eczema that seals moisture in. It is great to use for wet wraps at night. In addition like to use fragrance-free moisturizers like Vanicream, Cetaphil, or Eucerin 1-2 times per day. Other suggestions include avoiding long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. ...Read more
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
Aquaphor: Aquaphor is an excellent moisturizer. If this is the reason you bought it for, bingo! . ...Read more
How long will it take the skin to heal from a magic eraser? I’m applying cold washcloth and aquaphor.
I doubt any of: Us can answer that with certainty. I ruined some valuable leather couches trying to clean them with Magic eraser. It destroyed the leather- I can only imagine what it did to your skin. I think the healing time will be largely related to the amount and depth of tissue destruction that occured. ...Read more
Neosporin: A mainstay of burn therapy is the application of a topical antimicrobial, such as neosporin, polysporin, bacitracin, silvadene, (silver sulfadiazine) etc., to prevent infection. Aquaphor can help keep a wound moist, but it has no antimicrobial in it; it is used to help dry or irritated skin, not real burn wounds. ...Read more
Good for dry skin: Aquaphor is a good product for dry skin. It not only moisturizes the skin but provides a skin barrier to help with healing. Try the product sparingly on your dry eyelids if you find no relief in 2-3 weeks or skin worsens then have your primary care provider evaluate the skin for further treament. ...Read more
NO: It can trap infection in the wound. ...Read more
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
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
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