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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Is it advisable to use baby petroleum jelly on my face at night?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
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Is it advisable to use baby petroleum jelly on my face at night?

Not unless you have: Unless you have extremely dry skin you will find this too greasy. I like Eucerin eczema care cream with ceramides. ...Read more

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Petroleum Jelly (Definition)

Petroleum jelly or vasoline can be used as a barrier ointment for like diaper rash, eczema ...Read more


Dr. Tom Heston
Board Certified, Family Medicine
24 years in practice
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I have sensitive skin and my face gets very dry and at times can be painful and now I use petroleum jelly at bedtime, but, i still have the problem?

Dr. Tom Heston
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have sensitive  skin and  my face gets very dry and at times can be painful  and now  I use petroleum jelly at bedtime, but, i still have the problem?

Get it evaluated: It sounds like you might have a condition that is treatable. Sometimes lotions instead of ointments work better. Lots of people use eucerin cream for hydration. I would recommend you see your doc and get some recommendations on alternatives. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Could i be allergic to petroleum jelly on my face but not anywhere else?

Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Could i be allergic to petroleum jelly on my face but not anywhere else?

Irritation rather: petroleum jelly if applied to dry skin can cause irritation to an already inflamed skin, make sure you apply it on a cleansed bit moist skin, better after using cream soap, if the problem persists, see your doctor or a dermatologist, good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
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Is it safe to use physiogel and petroleum jelly at the same time on my face?

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
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Is it safe to use physiogel and petroleum jelly at the same time on my face?

See below: Using both shouldn't be necessary. Physiogel cream should provide adequate moisturizing for your face & is hypo-allergenic, soap-free, & non-comedogenic. Petroleum jelly might tend to clog pores & is quite messy. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Please tell me, could i be allergic to petroleum jelly on my face but not anywhere else?

Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
35 years in practice
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Please tell me, could i be allergic to petroleum jelly on my face but not anywhere else?

Irritation rather: not an allergic reaction, your face is always exposed to air, sun and different agents , so it reacts differently, avoid petroleum jelly on your face, apply moisturizers on a rather damp skin, not dry skin, after washing with a cream soap ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Wieder
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
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Is it safe to apply vaseline 100% petroleum jelly to face and other parts of body such as eyelashes?

Dr. Richard Wieder
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
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Is it safe to apply vaseline 100% petroleum jelly to face and other parts of body such as eyelashes?

Yes: It is safe to apply vaseline to your facial skin. If some gets into your eyes, it will not damage the surface, but it could significantly blur your vision for awhile. ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Board Certified, Dermatology
24 years in practice
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Is vaseline petroleum jelly bad to put on the face and night as a moisturizer for acne prone skin?

Dr. Coyle Connolly
Board Certified, Dermatology
24 years in practice
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Is vaseline petroleum jelly bad to put on the face and night as a moisturizer for acne prone skin?

Moisturizer: Vaseline use on the face could actually promote more breakouts . A fragrance free moisturizer and cleanser is acne friendly. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Is petroleum jelly safe for sex?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Is petroleum jelly safe for sex?

Better options.: Using petroleum jelly for genital lubrication is reported to make some women more susceptible to vaginal infections & sexually transmitted diseases: http://tribune.Com.Ng/news2013/index.Php/en/component/k2/item/8338-using-petroleum-jelly-as-genital-lubricant-exposes-to-hiv-infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Aleks Radovic
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
2 years in practice
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What are some alternative for petroleum jelly?

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Dr. Brian Lawenda
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
19 years in practice
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Is it safe to use petroleum jelly to jack off?

Dr. Brian Lawenda
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
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Is it safe to use petroleum jelly to jack off?

Yes: As long as you don't have skin irritation when you use petroleum jelly it should be quite safe. ...Read more

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