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Doctor insights on: Aquaphor Side Effects

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I have dry skin with cracked lips. Is aquaphor better thanvaseline or both have similar effects?

I have dry skin with cracked lips. Is aquaphor better thanvaseline or both have similar effects?

Little difference.: Both are good treatments for dry, cracked lips; just make sure whichever one you use is applied frequently, especially after you lick your lips (which just makes the dryness worse). ...Read more

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Does aquaphor make scabs?

Does aquaphor make scabs?

Aquaphor : Aquaphor ointment does not cause scabs to form but decreases the appearance of scabs. If your skin forms scabs it will take longer to heal, this aquaphor helps the skin to heal faster. ...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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Is aquaphor unsafe to use for eczema?

Is aquaphor unsafe to use for eczema?

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

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Is aquaphor the same thing as vaseline?

Is aquaphor the same thing as vaseline?

Not exactly: 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

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Can aquaphor be used instead of neosporin?

Can aquaphor be used instead of neosporin?

Yes.: Also, plain vaseline is a cheap easy way to heal wounds quickly. Studies show no decreased risk of infection with neosporin use over vaseline. ...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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Whats better aquaphor or cerave for dry skin?

Aquaphor/CeraVe: Both are good in their own way. Aquaphor is thicker, which generally is more hydrating, but cerave contains ceramides which are a specific benefit to people with eczema (atopic dermatitis). The best one is the one you actually use everyday. ...Read more