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Vaseline For Feet
I have brown/reddish spots on the soles of my feet and also a tingling feeling. I put vaseline on them at night, ahich seems to help.?
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Dry skin: You need something with urea in it which your doctor can tell you what's best. Many otc products don't have urea in them. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my feet are always very dry. I used a ped egg, along with Vaseline and heavy cream. Cracks still remain?
My feet are always very very dry. I used a ped egg, along with vaseline and heavy cream. How can I get rid of the cracks?
My skin is flaking on my scrotum. I was told to get athletes foot cream to rub on it. Its is not going away what should I do? I used athletes foot cream, non-scented lotion, however vaseline seems to work best. But im wondering if there is anything els
How long did you use the athlete's foot cream? It can take a few weeks of using it twice a day for you to notice an improvement. Have you tried changing your soap? It may be extremely dry, which is why the vaseline is working. You can try a heavy cream (in a jar) like eucerin or aquaphor. If the problem persists you should see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment.
I hope you are better soon. ...Read more
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
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
Probably bad.: The vaseline only keeps the area moist which would delay healing and it doesn't kill the virus. Abreva is what would work better for cold sore when you first feel the tingle in the lip area. It keeps the area dry to heal faster. Valtrex (valacyclovir) used at initial onset is good systemically, but best combo with abreva. You can also use laser treatment at initial tingling onset also with your dentist. ...Read more
KInd of: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
You will break out: You will break out with rash and may cause some swelling as well. ...Read more
Yes you can: Yes you can when you are learning and eventually you will not need it. ...Read more
CeraVe Cream: One of my favorites is cerave moisturizing cream. Cream is better than lotion. ...Read more
See below: Baby shampoo will work after a few tries. ...Read more
Soap and water: Petroleum jelly is an oil, and oils are soluble with soap. Soap up her hair well, then rinse. If there's a lot of vaseline you may need to do it several times. By the way, human hair is human hair and vaseline is vaseline. It doesn't matter if the hair is strait or kinky, or whether the child is dark, light, or in the middle. ...Read more