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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A man has herpes and at times he uses Aquaphor ointment or tea tree ointment to moisturize (non-outbreak times) can that cause a woman vaginal issues?
Possible Transmissio: If the outbreak is in the genital area, it is best to avoid intercourse to prevent transmission to his partner, assuming the partner is negative for herpes. Similarly, if this is an oral outbreak, oral intercourse should be avoided. The tea tree oil may cause vaginal irritation and sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I had a salicylic & lactic peel and was advised to use aquaphor. I'm acne prone and don't want to clog my pores how long should I use the aquaphor? It's been 2 days...
Not long: Generally a Salicylic Lactic acid peel isn't very deep. If your skin isn't still raw it would be ok to stop. You can usually tell when the Aquaphor is off your face may sting and burn without it if it is still raw. You can also wash your face with a mild soap like cetaphil, if you need the Aquaphor you can re-apply. That said, I would imagine after 2 days you may not need it any longer. ...Read more
Is it safe to use aquaphor on a semi-healed scrape on face? I used polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) to keep it moist 1 week ago but it gave me a rash,still itches and dry
Yes: Abrasions (scrapes) need to be kept clean, protected from further injury (including sunburn) and will heal fastest with least scarring if kept moist. I agree with use of products like aquaphore, Vaseline or A & D ointment to accomplish this. Some people are allergic to the ointments containing antibiotics, and they are not really necessary if you wash the abrasion with soap & water twice a day. ...Read more
Yes: yes usually ok ask your Dermatologist or plastic surgeon for specific advice ...Read more
I've had chelitis off and on for the past few years and no one can figure out why. I use Burts bees and/or Aquaphor but problem continues resurface?
CHEILITIS RASH LIPS: MANY COMMON EVERYDAY ITEMS CAN CAUSE THIS HARMLESS, NON-CONTAGIOUS RASH OVER THE LIPS. COMMON ITEMS COULD BE: TOOTHPASTE, CHEWING GUM, LIPSTICK, SUCKING ON LOZENGES, KISSING, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, CLOD SORES (HERPES), VARIOUS MEDICATIONS, FOOD ALLERGIES, CHAP STICKS, AND MANY MORE. BE A DETECTIVE! ...Read more