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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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Is vaseline safe or a good use for hemmorhoids?

Is vaseline safe or a good use for hemmorhoids?

Exam: Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help
there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems.
Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read more

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What could happen if a child eats some vaseline?

What could happen if a child eats some vaseline?

Not much.: Vaseline isn't toxic. A lot might cause a little diarrhea, but I can't imagine a child eating enough to do that. ...Read more

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My child is eating vaseline, lotion and dirt. Why?

My child is eating vaseline, lotion and dirt. Why?

Pica, consumption of: Non-nutritive substances, can occur in neurotypical toddlers at 18-24 mos. & in toddlers & older kids with developmental delays, autism, mental illness. Iron deficiency, or disturbed parent-child interaction/family function. Intestinal blockage, parasitosis & lead poisoning are possible complications. Use child-proof locks on all cabinets with household products & see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can vaseline be rubbed on someone's butt to treat a fissure?

Can vaseline be rubbed on someone's butt to treat a fissure?

Vaseline for fissure: Yes you may use vaseline to treat fissure and if it does not work ask your doctor to take a look. ...Read more

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What is the differance between aquaphor and standard vaseline?

What is the differance between aquaphor and standard vaseline?

Humectant, occlusive: Vaseline is 100% petroleum jelly, which works as an a barrier on the surface of the skin to prevent loss of moisture. Aquaphor on the other hand contains lanolin which acts as a humectant to draw in moisture from the air and deeper layers of the skin and seals it in. ...Read more

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Why can't you use Vaseline as a lubricant for any kind of sex?

Why can't you use Vaseline as a lubricant for any kind of sex?

Vaseline and latex: Water based lubricants are better for sexual activity. Furthermore, Vaseline cannot be used as a lubricant for intercourse when latex condoms are used. The petroleum products in Vaseline can degrade the latex leading to condom failure and unintended pregnancy/disease transmission. ...Read more

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Would putting vaseline on my eyebrows make them grow or make them thicker?

Would putting vaseline on my eyebrows make them grow or make them thicker?

No: Vaseline will not help to promote growth or thickening of the brows. It will help moisturizer dry flaking skin though. ...Read more

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Could vaseline heal nair burns?

Could vaseline heal nair burns?

Nair Skin burn: It could help to keep skin moisturized. Options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes. No not apply ice directly to skin. Petroleum based lubricants/ jellies/ lotions (aquaphor ointment, vaseline) can help to maintain moisture. Hydrocortisone cream can be applied for significant inflammation. For blistering – consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Using vaseline for blepharitis?

Using vaseline for blepharitis?

Not standard: Blepharitis can have a variety of causes, and depending on the type, treatments can vary. The basic treatment for most is to use hot compresses followed by eyelid hygiene using diluted baby shampoo 1 to 4 times daily. Artifificial tears can help with eye irritation & if itchy, topical antihistamines. Fish/flaxseed oil daily, and if severe, eye md eval. To rx an antibiotic/steroid ointment or doxy. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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