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Uses Of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
24 weeks pregnant. No yeast infection or BV but external vaginal moisture bothers me. Can i use vaseline/petroleum jelly externally as a moisture barrier without risk to my unborn baby?
No contraindication: If there is no infection, I see no medical contraindication to the use of petrolatum externally. I would discuss this further with your OB/Gyn to make sure you are not missing anything, however. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Try doing :
What your doing and then wrapping your foot in Saran wrap, putting on a sock before bed time. You may see a difference. If not try a high concentration urea cream ( over 40percent) works very well with feet.
This used to be by rx, now some are not rx but may be easier to find with rx. ...Read more
Sir I have cracked lips.I used vaseline petroleum jelly.But it didn't work.Now I have physiogel lotion.Can I use on lips?
Check with MD: How long have you had dry lips for and for how long have you been using petroleum jelly? There are many causes of dry lips including but not limited to: dry or cold weather, sun damage, wind exposure, dehydration, spicy foods, allergies, smoking, fungal infections, vitamin deficiencies, side effects of medications and some skin disorders, and some medical conditions. Check with dermatologist. ...Read more
Is it okay to apply vaseline (petroleum jelly) on eyelashes ? I heard it makes them grow longer and thicker. If not, is there any other solutions ?
Yes: yes Vaseline weather generic or brand name is fine no different ...Read more
Is it safe to apply vaseline 100% petroleum jelly to face and other parts of body such as eyelashes?
I had a small mole removed and it said put white petroleum jelly on it. Is that the same as reg. Vaseline petroleum jelly?
I have vagina irritation does vaseline petroleum jelly work i been applying it to my vagina area will that help plus i have tear on my vagina also?
Petrol jelly only: helps as a barrier for the surfaces that happen to be hurting or irritated. IT does help to lubricate and moisten the area as well. As far as I know, it does not cause any significant chemical reaction to the mucosal surface of the vagina or vulva. For cuts it may be best to use Sitz baths and Hazel Tucks (witch hazel) pads. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
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
Which is more safe(vaseline petroleum jelly vs sudocream ) to prevent diaper rash with every diaper change?
Petroleum jelly is well tried protective barrier that protects skin from chemicals present in urine and stool. Also keeps skin moist. Best when used after washing diaper area with plain warm water pat it dry and apply petroleum jelly.
I don't know the contents of sudo cream therefore will not be able to comment about it's efficacy. ...Read more
Am having soft stools, fecalysis went negative. I am thinking it is the vaseline petroleum jelly that I put on my lips for the dryness. Please advise?
It is very unlikely that it is caused by Petrolium Jelly you put on your lips
Soft stools can be related to change in your diet or due to an intestinal infection like Rota Virus or another virus,food poisoning,Lactose intolerance,Celiac Disease,inflammatory Bowel Disease
If it continues consult your doctor ...Read more
Is vaseline petroleum jelly bad to put on the face and night as a moisturizer for acne prone skin?
Vaseline petroleum jelly or else vaseline cream (lotion/moisturizer), which one is better for dry scaly palm?
My baby has some blisters around her mouth after eating her food. I apply some vaseline (petroleum jelly) and it slowly disappears.
Need to get : Checked by pediatrician. They do get herpes stomatitis or hand foot mouth syndrome. ...Read more
Is using vasaline or petroleum jelly on my hair ok? Would it make my hair shiny and less frizzy and silky? Affects & effects plz.
Better choices: Vaseline would tend to make hair greasy, and would be very hard to wash out. Whatever your ethnicity, i would not recommend vaseline for your hair. Look in the drugstore - there are a variety of moisturizers and oil treatments available for hair of caucasians as well as people of color (with different hair types). ...Read more
Possible yes, but: Water soluble jelly is preferable and gender to your body. ...Read more
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Does the human body absorb petroleum jelly through the skin? Is it unsafe to use petroleum based products, are there health risks?
Petro jelly is not toxic or significantly absorbed
it does hydrate the skin from the outside. ...Read more
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?
Not harmful: It is non toxic to mucus membranes, so yes. All the best. ...Read more
Yes: It is safe. If the texture isn't a problem. ...Read more
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