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Baby Oil Side Effects
Skin on the sides of belly and breasts peels off flaky white. What can I do to avoid this? I use creams and baby oil but it doesn't seem to go away
My partner used lavender scented baby oil as lubricant, next day i felt irritated and looked raw on the side of my labia. Today I have discharge, why?
Reaction : It sounds like you had a bad reaction to this lubricant. You probably should avoid it in the future. ...Read more
Sort of.: While it's a myth that you can accelerate tanning by applying baby oil, the use of baby oil instead of a good sunscreen lotion will certainly make your skin much more susceptible to tanning and way more likely to burn. Remember, tanning is your body's way of telling you that you're getting too much sun. Baby oil is a petroleum product that contains no sunscreen. ...Read more
Wound care: Neither:apply pressure with a clean cloth to stop bleeding, clean the wound with water, use an antibiotic ointment to prevent infection, bandage the wound if it's in an area that might get dirty, watch for swelling and redness, get a tetanus booster if you are due for one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby oil: Mineral or baby oil is a good moisturizer. It tends to get quite slippery and may feel greasy . Other alternatives are fragrance free moisturizing creams and lotions such as cereve and cetaphil. ...Read more
I have really dry skin, so I use baby oil, but I heard that it is not good to do. What is the true fact?
Disagree: With all respect, i know of no credible evidence that mineral oil does any of the horrible things claimed in the previous answer. I know you'll find similar stuff all over the internet, none by physicians, with no evidence to support it. The fda classifies it as "generally safe for human contact and consumption". Whatever you use for dry skin, apply it after bathing while skin is still moist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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