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Bright red and stinging! How to tell if I had an allergic reaction and can I use vaseline to soothe it?

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. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Can vaseline use as face moisturizer? Has anyone reported allergic reaction to vaseline?

Can vaseline use as face moisturizer? Has anyone reported allergic reaction to vaseline?

Stay away: Vaseline does not moisturize. The petroleum jelly can an allergic reaction. People get fooled because vaseline can help to keep a moisurizing cream on, but it does not moisturize itself. ...Read more

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How to know if I am allergic to vaseline/chapstick?

How to know if I am allergic to vaseline/chapstick?

You will break out: You will break out with rash and may cause some swelling as well. ...Read more

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Is anyone allergic to vaseline?

Is anyone allergic to vaseline?

Yes some people are: Yes some people are allergic to vaseline. ...Read more

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How to know if you are allergic to vaseline?

How to know if you are allergic to vaseline?

Unusual: Vaseline allergy would be distinctly unusual. If one were to have a reaction then a local rash where it was applied would be a typical manifestation. ...Read more

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Is there anything else I can use if I'm allergic to vaseline?

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. ...Read more

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Allergic to vaseline lip balm how to stop swelling?

Allergic to vaseline lip balm how to stop swelling?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to vaseline? I put it on my lips last night and now my mouth is swollen!

Can you be allergic to vaseline? I put it on my lips last night and now my mouth is swollen!

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. ...Read more

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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?

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). ...Read more

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Is vaseline good to put on cuts?

Is vaseline good to put on cuts?

Not a good idea: It is not srerile ad therefore it is not a good idea
but if you can get sterile vaseline gauze that can be used, but has to be sterile. ...Read more

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Is using vaseline safe to masturbate with?

Yes: Unless you have other disease in the area. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more