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Doctor insights on: Expired Petroleum Jelly On Skin

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Is it true that vaseline petroleum jelly good for my skin?

Is it true that vaseline petroleum jelly good for my skin?

Sometimes: Vaseline petroleum jelly is an inexpensive skin protectant. It is an occlusive hydrophobic ointment that will prevent epidermal moisture loss and soften the surface. It reduces transepidermal water loss by almost 98 percent and is non-comedogenic. ...Read more

Petroleum Jelly (Definition)

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


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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?

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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How do I care for skin that's so dry that using only cold water, no soap, gentle lotions and petroleum jelly don't help? Tears burn my face too.

How do I care for skin that's so dry that using only cold water, no soap, gentle lotions and petroleum jelly don't help? Tears burn my face too.

Try eczema dry skin: Try eczema, dry skin lotions. Cat brand names can be Aveeno but big box stores have their own generic name. Petroleum jelly can actually be driving and ointments like aqua for our better to moisturize because they are hydrophilic. Your dermatologist can also evaluate you, and you may need a medical evaluation to see if there are any systemic medical problems that could be contributing. ...Read more

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Can I apply vaseline/petroleum jelly on my scalp? I've scratched and irritated my scalp and when I wash it, it burns cus I probably broke some skin.

Can I apply vaseline/petroleum jelly on my scalp? I've scratched and irritated my scalp and when I wash it, it burns cus I probably broke some skin.

Bee ; Flower: Soap can be purchased in chinatown or on line. It is easy on the skin and pleasant smelling. One type is called sandalwood, but there are several others. Peace and good health. Please see a dermatologist and avoid lotions w/alcohol in them. Vaseline not a good idea; need to avoid infection. ...Read more

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Can I put petroleum jelly on the head of my newly circumcised penis to get rid of the itchy feeling?

Can I put petroleum jelly on the head of my newly circumcised penis to get rid of the itchy feeling?

Circumcision: Absolutely. We tell our ostensibly to apply any type of ointment to decrease itching discomfort or redness ...Read more

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Is vaseline petroleum jelly bad to put on the face and night as a moisturizer for acne prone skin?

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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The skin between my thighs burn when I use strong soap or apply moisturizers. What can I use to calm the irritation? Petroleum jelly? Baby oil?

The skin between my thighs burn when I use strong soap or apply moisturizers. What can I use to calm the irritation? Petroleum jelly? Baby oil?

Olive oil: Olive oil is very soothing, it's cheap, and it works great. It's been used for thousands of years for multiple indications. You could also try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is petroleum jelly ok to use on acne prone skin? I have very acne prone skin and break out for anything but I have very flaking skin under my mouth.

Is petroleum jelly ok to use on acne prone skin? I have very acne prone skin and break out for anything but I have very flaking skin under my mouth.

A dermatologist is: Expert in this area but I do view petroleum jelly as helpful. Consider using Vitamin E oil which can be purchased in the health food store in a little bottle. An alternative is coconut oil. Please consume good fats such as olive oil and / or coconut oil. Avoid junk food because then contain transfats. Avoid skin lotions w/alcohol in them. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have lichen planus all over skin, itching so intense. I scratch so bad I have scabs prescription creams are no help. Is petroleum jelly good for sore?

I have lichen planus all over skin, itching so intense. I scratch so bad I have scabs prescription creams are no help. Is petroleum jelly good for sore?

Oral meds: Oral medication may be needed, namely Prednisone and antihistamines. Also, underlying exacerbators must be ruled out including liver problems and current medications. See you dermatologist or get another opinion from another derm. Vaseline can't hurt and may help a little but ultimately you may need oral meds with/without stronger topicals. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I still use expired petroleum jelly on cuts?

Can I still use expired petroleum jelly on cuts?

Won't help: Petroleum jelly won't help cuts heal and will not effectively prevent infection. Better for them to be exposed to air, and petroleum jelly blocks it. ...Read more

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Is it okay if I continue to wear an expired petroleum jelly on my lips?

Is it okay if I continue to wear an expired petroleum jelly on my lips?

Petro jelly on lips: 21 F: Is it okay if I continue to wear an expired petroleum jelly on my lips? ANS: my guess is that it never expires. They used to pack tanks in it to prevent rusting for years.. But why risk it? New stuff can't cost that much? ...Read more

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Is petroleum jelly safe for vaginal itdhing?

Is petroleum jelly safe for vaginal itdhing?

Doesn't treat: Pertroleum jelly, as the name suggest is a petroleum product that can degrade condoms or a diaphragm. It doesn't treat the cause of itching, which might be a yeast infection that should be treated with an antifungal medication or other skin condition. It's not necessarily harmful, but may not be helpful. ...Read more

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Is petroleum jelly safe for sex?

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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Is it true that petroleum jelly clogs pores?

Is it true that petroleum jelly clogs pores?

Nope: Will Vaseline moisturizer clog pores on nose? No, putting Vaseline moisturizer on your face will not clog nose pores. It has actually been stated as a remedies in How to Get Rid of pores on nose. Other things you can do to get rid of clogged pores:

Removing makeup before bedtime,
Cleansing,
Ex foliating ...Read more