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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
A stye on my lower eyelid has drained but the skin over the bump has also peeled off, leaving a reddish, raw layer of skin exposed. Should I disinfect the area or apply an ointment such as vaseline or A&D ointment?
My lips are severely dry and chapped. No ointment I have used is helping. What is the next step? I have used aquaphor, Vaseline, and vaniply
Lip allergy & eczema: Persistent chapped lips is lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. Hydrocortisone for 1 wk helps. ...Read more
16mo old son has diarrhea 4 the last 2 days and has caused a terrible rash. Prev medication ointment not working. Aloe & vaseline & powder not fixing?
Zind oxide: Irritative rashes from diarrhea in toddlers ae amongst the most stubborn rashes to cure. Try and get some daily air into that area - let him run around diaperless outside - who cares if he poops or pees on the lawn? Then, a diaper cream that has zinc oxide may be more useful - some brand names: triple paste, butt paste, desitin, or generic zinc oxide. ...Read more
Nasal passages have been dry and cracked and keep getting worse have tried Vaseline and triple antibiotic ointment. Neither have helped ?
3cm diam. Boil on my right hip lobe.Using an ointment for it.Ingredient;80%vaseline, 10%İchthammol, 10%lanolin.Had small abscesses before.Will it work?
I and D: See a doctor. I might need to be drained. Be safe and see if it looks serious by a doctor. ...Read more
Will lip balm like vaseline cause health damage with daily use as i no doubt swallow some of it everyday?
No: The man who invented vaseline swallowed a tablespoon full of it every day for most of his life. Just to prove that it is safe. He lived into his 90's. ...Read more
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