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Is Vaseline A Good Way To Kill Crabs
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
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
What is the effect using vaseline that have been expired, but the condition is still good no weird smell.
No danger: Vaseline remains an effective lubricant for years and poses no risks even when aged. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Why are my lips always peeling? What should I use as a good moisturizer? Vaseline and carmax does not work (of course).
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
What is a good facial moisturizer for a 4 month old baby girl who suffers from eczema? She's transitioning off from a steroid ointment. Vaseline ok?
Eczema: Vaseline is fine provided you prevent it from getting into her mouth. Moisturizers in ointment or cream form are better than lotions. ...Read more
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
Vaseline has been such a good hand moisturizer for me, will it be okay to use on combination acne prone skin?
Yes.: Yes. Just make sure to clean your face with hypoallergenic soap ...Read more
I got fingered hard by my bf and it's been hurting for the last 4days. Will vaseline help in any way to reduce the pain? If not, what can I do?
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