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Is vaseline a good way to kill crabs?

Is vaseline a good way to kill crabs?

No: You need an anti-lice shampoo and then close examination to remove any remaining eggs. ...Read more

Crabs (Definition)

Crab lice is a colloquial term for pubic lice, or the infection of pubic hair by the louse parasite that feeds on human blood. The main symptom is itching. ...Read more


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My partner still thinks I do not have pubic lice. I've tried every lotion to kill them. I found one pubic lice its yellow I'm very frustrated.

My partner still thinks I do not have pubic lice. I've tried every lotion to kill them. I found one pubic lice its yellow I'm very frustrated.

Treat Both Partners: Crab Lice are transmitted by direct contact. Sexual partners must be treated at the same time to prevent re-infesting each other. The lice you are finding after you have treated yourself are likely coming from your partner now. Have your partner see a doctor for exam and treatment to stop the vicious cycle. Avoid sexual contact until you are both successfully treated. ...Read more

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Is vaseline safe or a good use for hemmorhoids?

Is vaseline safe or a good use for hemmorhoids?

Exam: Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help
there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems.
Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read more

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Is vaseline good to put on cuts?

Is vaseline good to put on cuts?

Not a good idea: It is not srerile ad therefore it is not a good idea
but if you can get sterile vaseline gauze that can be used, but has to be sterile. ...Read more

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Is vaseline good or bad for cold sores?

Is vaseline good or bad for cold sores?

Probably bad.: The vaseline only keeps the area moist which would delay healing and it doesn't kill the virus. Abreva is what would work better for cold sore when you first feel the tingle in the lip area. It keeps the area dry to heal faster. Valtrex (valacyclovir) used at initial onset is good systemically, but best combo with abreva. You can also use laser treatment at initial tingling onset also with your dentist. ...Read more

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Is putting vaseline in your hair bad or good?

Vaseline in hair: Vaseline is a petroleum product and not good for your hair on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is band-aid + vaseline good for a small wound?

Hoping you can tell me, is band-aid + vaseline good for a small wound?

Yes and No: When our protective skin is injured/opened, then the delicate internal environment is exposed to the harsh external environment. Covering it with a clean dressing is the way to go changing it every other day or so. Vaseline is an oil made to protect intact skin, not heal open wounds. Also, stay away from peroxide, alcohol, betadine, hibiclens, bleach solutions and other irritating things. ...Read more

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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

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How can I keep my lips from drying up? Chapstick and vaseline aren't good enough.

How can I keep my lips from drying up? Chapstick and vaseline aren't good enough.

Do not lick the lios: If chapstick is used frequently enough, it should keep the lips from drying. Sometimes the habit of touching the lips with tongue lead to lips drying up; the habit needs to be watched. ...Read more

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Is Vaseline good for face & lips or it makes them darker in color? I want a product as well to open face pores.

Is Vaseline good for face & lips or it makes them darker in color? I want a product as well to open face pores.

Not ideal: Vaseline used on the face and lips should not cause discoloration unless you are sensitive to one of the ingredients, such as petroleum. It is generally not recommended for use on the face in people who have acne as is will clog the pores. People with eczema often find it useful for dry itchy skin. ...Read more

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What is the best cream to apply on a dry red nose after blowing and wiping it because of a cold? Is vaseline good for the relief from irritation?

What is the best cream to apply on a dry red nose after blowing and wiping it because of a cold? Is vaseline good for the relief from irritation?

Several options: Vaseline is not a bad choice, but it basically just provides a barrier. Can also consider zinc oxide or an otc Hydrocortisone cream. Generally things will improve within a little time after the runny, stuffy nose resolves. Consider also a nasal decongestant to reduce the need to blow and wipe your nose. ...Read more

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Is this product vaseline emollient cream" good for sensitive skin or is cetaphil better?

Is this product vaseline emollient cream" good for sensitive skin or is cetaphil better?

Depends: In general there is no single best cream. However, ointments are better than creams at hydrating the skin and creams are better than lotions. In terms of ointments, vaseline is fantastic. As for the vaseline brand cream versus cetaphil, I would simply try both and see what works best for you. Dermatologists have a fondness for cetaphil cream but this is not based on any data. Try them both! ...Read more

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How to keep a freshly removed mole from getting infected. I was told to put vaseline on it and a bandaid. Is that a good idea?

How to keep a freshly removed mole from getting infected. I was told to put vaseline on it and a bandaid. Is that a good idea?

Avoid infection: Keep the area clean with soap and water. You can also use a topical antibiotic ointment. Cover with a dry dressing/Band-Aid. ...Read more

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Why are my lips always peeling? What should I use as a good moisturizer? Vaseline and carmax does not work (of course).

Why are my lips always peeling? What should I use as a good moisturizer? Vaseline and carmax does not work (of course).

Lip balm: Drink plenty of fluids, avoid mouth breathing, and review medications you are taking.
Prevention is the best way to deal with this. Use lip balm always especially during cold weather, or hot environments. ...Read more

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I have irritated vulva skin, not inside vagina. I have tried vaseline. It has not helped much. Will aquaphor help? How good is this to use on vulva

I have irritated vulva skin, not inside vagina. I have tried vaseline. It has not helped much. Will aquaphor help? How good is this to use on vulva

Test first: I would suggest seeing a gynecologists. Sometimes over irritation can manifest as other more serious disease states. If the testing shows nothing then Aquaphor may help. In general with any creams you have to be careful to not irritate the inside linings of the mucous membranes-for example inside your mouth., inside the vagina skin linings ...Read more

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Pea sized amount of vaseline 1-2x daily good idea to help nostril recover from dry air which was causing nosebleeds? How far up the nose to lube?

Pea sized amount of vaseline 1-2x daily good idea to help nostril recover from dry air which was causing nosebleeds? How far up the nose to lube?

Yes vaseline is good: It is very useful to apply Vaseline to the dry skin. In the nose areas you can apply it with your finger tip which can go up the nostrils for about 1/2 inch before it becomes uncomfortable, then you stop right there and gently rub it to spread the moisture around.. ...Read more

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Does vaseline close my cuts?

Does vaseline close my cuts?

Not a good idea: It is not a good idea as it is not sterile. ...Read more

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Is vaseline ok to put on a cut?

Is vaseline ok to put on a cut?

Not a good idea: It is not a good idea as it is not sterile. But if you can get sterile vaselin gauze it is ok to use. ...Read more

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Is anyone allergic to vaseline?

Yes some people are: Yes some people are allergic to vaseline. ...Read more

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It is bad to use vaseline for lube?

It is bad to use vaseline for lube?

Vaseline for lube...: No. The simple answer is no. Not at all. But, there may be more enjoyable products to try out there. Many couples use all kinds of products to enhance their pleasure sexually.

Many people use these products to enhance masturbation as well.

Just know that most of them are harmless. But, remember lubrication does not prevent pregnancy or stds.

It is always fun to experiment with a variety... ...Read more

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Could I use vaseline as a lubricant?

Could I use vaseline as a lubricant?

Yes: Vasoline is a good lubricant. Many people prefer water soluble lubricants rather than vasoline based as they [water based] are less greasy and clean up much more easily. ...Read more