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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Allergic to many meds. Crohns & only vaseline left to put in anus-fissure, soreness for years. Now vaseline burns me bad (allergy? What can I use inste

Allergic to many meds. Crohns & only vaseline left to put in anus-fissure, soreness for years. Now vaseline burns me bad (allergy? What can I use inste

See GI doctor: Why hasn't the "anal" prolapse" been corrected? Is the "anal fissure" still present? Have you seen an anorectal surgeon?

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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Is it ok to use vaseline for anal penetration?

Is it ok to use vaseline for anal penetration?

Aqueous based: Lubricant like Astroglide or KY PLUS lubricated condoms are the best suggestions.

Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Is it possible for you to put vaseline on your anus?

Is it possible for you to put vaseline on your anus?

Possible but: Not advisable. Vaseline is a petroleum product and I do not recommend the use of these products around the anus.

Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Is it safe to put vaseline in ur anus?

Is it safe to put vaseline in ur anus?

Safe: But not recommended. The petroleum base in vaseline can cause many local problems so I would nopt advise to use vaseline.

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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Can using vaseline in anal area help soothe hemorrhoids?

Can using vaseline in anal area help soothe hemorrhoids?

Yes if it helps you: Eat high fibre diet plenty of fluids, avoid constipation maintain good hygiene, that will help you. Thanks to dr fowler, gave very important useful tips.

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Dr. Sidney Vinson Dr. Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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For anal fissure, can you use vaseline 100% pure petroleum jelly. Any issues. Would it help for fissure or cut.

For anal fissure, can you use vaseline 100% pure petroleum jelly. Any issues. Would it help for fissure or cut.

Won't hurt: Vaseline may help protect an anal fissure from irritation but will not facilitate healing. The most important factor in healing an anal fisssure is decreasing size and straining with bowel movements. Daily still softeners and/or fiber supplementation are important. Nifedipine ointment and Nitroglycerin ointment may also be helpful. These are prescriptions you can discuss with your doctor.

Dr. Janet Greenhut Dr. Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
39 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Any downsides using vaseline without a condom during anal sex?

Any downsides using vaseline without a condom during anal sex?

STDs: Without a condom you're running the risk of getting an std like hpv, hepatitis b, or hiv. A person doesn't have to have symptoms to be infected.

Dr. Terry Simpson Dr. Simpson
Surgery
31 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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I've had anal fissure for more than2 month now I've been using fiber and water&using vaseline to help the area but this hasn't helped. What should ido?

I've had anal fissure for more than2 month now I've been using fiber and water&using vaseline to help the area but this hasn't helped. What should ido?

Surgeon: You need to see a colo-rectal surgeon as you may need more therapy that can be anything from some medicine to a bit of surgery. Hurry up and see one - you will feel better.

Dr. Michael Benoit Dr. Benoit
Internal Medicine
6 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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What's the most effective treatment to itching and ance in skin of external anal? , what's the effect of vaseline on it?!

What's the most effective treatment to itching and ance in skin of external anal? , what's the effect of vaseline on it?!

Depends on cause: I would encourage you to have an inspection by a physician. Itching could be an allergic reaction, a hygiene issue, hemorrhoids or other GI problem including infection. Vaseline is generally safe as it hydrates the skin and is non-reactive. Consider using wet wipes after having a bowel movement. If you have acne nearby, consider over the counter washes.

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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I have pinworms. They itch horrendously. I tried taking some laxatives and running Vaseline on my anus. Does garlic help??

I have pinworms. They itch horrendously. I tried taking some laxatives and running Vaseline on my anus. Does garlic help??

Not effective: If the diagnosis hasn't been confirmed, see a doctor and follow her advice. If confirmed, the treatments you mention are ineffective, and garlic won't help either. You need an anti-parasitic drug like albendazole. A single dose is effective. Albendazole is available without prescription in the US, but I don't know about the UK. Ask your chemist. Good luck!

Dr. Tracy Berg Dr. Berg
Surgery
28 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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My 2 week old daughter has an anal fissure and torn skin in vaginal area. What can the torn skin come from and can I use vaseline to help it heal?

My 2 week old daughter has an anal fissure and torn skin in vaginal area. What can the torn skin come from and can I use vaseline to help it heal?

Red flag: Please take your child in to doc. What you describe is some form of child abuse and it is a huge burden on you to protect your child. Vaseline is a very bad idea for these wounds. Don't panic, just calmly take her in to nearest facility or hospital. Maybe go alone, just you and the baby. No friend this time.

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Dr. David Ziring Dr. Ziring
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
18 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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I had an anal fistula surgery and have a rash there now. Is it better to put Vaseline/linecaine on it at night or let it breath?

I had an anal fistula surgery and have a rash there now. Is it better to put Vaseline/linecaine on it at night or let it breath?

Rash: It depends on the cause of the rash. If it is a fungal rash, you may need nystatin written as a prescription. Otherwise, a barrier cream like zinc oxide and air are best for rashes down there.

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I was told to use a lot of lube for anal sexual activity. What lubes should I use? Could I use certain household lubes i.e. Vaseline, olive oil, etc.?

I was told to use a lot of lube for anal sexual activity. What lubes should I use? Could I use certain household lubes i.e. Vaseline, olive oil, etc.?

H2O or silicone: Check out http://www. Netdoctor. Co.uk/ate/sexandrelationships/sex/200597.html & http://www. Menshealth. Com/sex-women/anal-sex-guide. Best for insertive partner to use/wear condom to minimize bladder infection risk. Avoid using Vaseline as condom lubricant as former breaks down latter. Once in anus, avoid venturing to other orifices w/o 1st changing condoms as this increase infection risk in receptiv

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Dr. Tony Willson Dr. Willson
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
St Matthew's University
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Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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Is it okay to use neosporin on vaginal and anal tears after a yeast infection? I don't have any vaseline, and I'm on holiday.

Neosporin: Allergic reactions: Polymyxin B - neomycin compound may cause the area being treated to become more sensitive. If you experience itching, dry skin, reddening, and swelling of the area being treated or if a lesion or wound is not healing, stop using this medication and contact your doctor. I do not tecommend the product because of a greater chance of an allergic reaction.

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Are there any natural remedies for anal fissures that are proven to work? I applied vaseline and stopped nitroglycerin. Aloe vera plant, coconut, etc?

Are there any natural remedies for anal fissures that are proven to work? I applied vaseline and stopped nitroglycerin. Aloe vera plant, coconut, etc?

Unproven but helpful: I don't know of any "proven" to work but that does not mean they won't work- there is little research on natural remedies as no one can patent ; profit from them but they often help. For things to try see http://www. Optimalhealthnetwork. Com/anal-fissures-s/191.Htm ; http://drwheatgrass. Com/conditions/anal-fissure/ ; http://healfissures. Com/ ; http://earthclinic. Com/cures/anal-fissures. Html.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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...

Dr. Robert Peppercorn Dr. Peppercorn
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Is vaseline bad for sensitive skin?

Is vaseline bad for sensitive skin?

Vaseline: Vaseline is fine unless you allergic to it or if it triggers pimples.

Dr. Kini Tran Dr. Tran
Dentistry
14 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
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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.

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