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Vaseline Allergic Reaction
Bright red and stinging! How to tell if I had an allergic reaction and can I use vaseline to soothe it?
Vaseline is safe: Allergic reactions manifesting as skin rash can be red, itchy, burning, stinging, raised, blister-like or flat, limited or widespread. Itching is a very common symptom. Sometimes it is hard to tell, but a person should try to recall using a new soap, detergent, lotion, hair care product, or other medication or agent was applied to the skin. Also ingested medications or foods could trigger rash.
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
I started using vaseline on my face but I think it makes my face itch. Could this be an allergic reaction?
Yes: The reaction tends to come on 24 hrs to 72 hours after the application and is called allergic contact dermatitis.
Red bumps under nose after wiping a lot, severe allergies. Didn't really hurt but itched a little bit. Vaseline helped and they went away less than week?
Nose bumps: These can be from skin dryness from excessively wiping your nose or a superficial bacterial infection. TopiCal bacitracin should help if vaseline does not
No: You're likely sensitive to the aloe.Get a more detailed answer ›
You will break out: You will break out with rash and may cause some swelling as well.
What for and where: If you are using for lubrication, you can get non allergic lubricant or KY gelly will do. Depends what you are using for and where.
Raw coca butter: You may get a good skin protection from getting dryness.
Unlikely: You may have reacted to another ingredient in the lip balm, not vaseline or you may have reacted to something you ingested, either food or medicine. Write down what you had over the past hour, take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and head to the er. Worried this may extend further to your tongue.
My daughter is allergic to vaseline based on her lips she used her friends lipsil now her lips are sore and swollen what can I buy to help her plzz?
Several options: Sorry to hear about the symptoms. Vaseline is rarely a great option for lip therapy. On the other hand, non-petroleum based moisturizers can help, in addition to antihistamines that may reduce the soreness/swelling. I like vanicream or cetaphil as moisturizers, and for antihistamines I like the non-drowsy options -- Allegra (fexofenadine) is a good choice, and it can last for 12-24 hours depending on the dose.
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?
Not plain Vaseline: Plain vaseline is inert with respect to the immune system so will not cause any skin reaction. If it was flavored or had other additives, they rarely can cause a reaction. Most likely the swollen lips are unrelated to the vaseline.See 1 more doctor answer
can a child be allergic to petroleum in Vaseline or chapstick because my son broke out in hives and had swelling around his mouth eyes and other area?
Couple things: It's very unusual to be allergic to petrolatum jelly, though it is occlusive and cause itching. Many people are allergic to lip balms of all kinds. But that causes allergic contact dermatitis; e.g. swelling, redness, then peeling over days...usually not "hives", meaning urticaria, that comes and goes over hours. And not in areas not applied (like the eyelids).
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