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Doctor insights on: Vaseline For Scars

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Is it more effective to use bio oil or vaseline for scars?

Is it more effective to use bio oil or vaseline for scars?

Silicone products: I recommend silicone products like kelo cote, bio dermis they create a lining that help treat and prevent scarring ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more


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Will vaseline help prevent scars from peeling skin?

Will vaseline help prevent scars from peeling skin?

Vaseline is good: Vaseline is a good dressing for scars. When compared in controlled trials head-to-head with mederma, vaseline was significantly better. ...Read more

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I only have ibuprofen... Is that okay? Will Vaseline help prevent scarring/permanent discoloration? It's all along the side of my face. I have both Neosporin and Vaseline. Should I apply a dressing afterward, or allow it to air dry? Sorry for so many

I only have ibuprofen... Is that okay? Will Vaseline help prevent scarring/permanent discoloration? It's all along the side of my face. I have both Neosporin and Vaseline. Should I apply a dressing afterward, or allow it to air dry? Sorry for so many

? Scarring?: How did this happen to you? How long ago? How deep are the cuts? A superficial cut (which only cuts the epidermis) will heal without scar. Deeper cuts may well scar. Ibuprofen is for pain and inflammation and neosporin is to prevent infection. You can see a cosmetic dermatologist or a facial plastic surgeon for more advice. ...Read more

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Does applying vaseline to a cut prevent scarring? If not, how can I prevent cuts from scarring?

Does applying vaseline to a cut prevent scarring? If not, how can I prevent cuts from scarring?

No but may lessen it: The degree of scarring depends mostly on the severity of the cut. The more deep and ragged the worse the scar will be. ...Read more

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I have a question about razor bumps and dark scars on my bikini line. I've tried everything vaseline, alochol and all of bikini zone products.

I have a question about razor bumps and dark scars on my bikini line. I've tried everything vaseline, alochol and all of bikini zone products.

Dermatologist: This sounds like you need to schedule a visit with a dermatologist to determine the cause and diagnosis. Only then can an effective medication be prescribed. ...Read more

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Is cocoa butter can eliminate or make the scars less noticeable? I have a penis scar I bought vaseline cocoa butter bec. They say that it's effective

Is cocoa butter can eliminate or make the scars less noticeable? I have a penis scar I bought vaseline cocoa butter bec. They say that it's effective

Probably not: Keeping healing skin hydrated and healthy is the best solution to reducing scarring. Scarring is a physiologic reaction that is more intrinsic than extrinsically controlled. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of scars? I have many of them on my legs and I've tried lemons, and honey, and vaseline, but they're still there

How do I get rid of scars? I have many of them on my legs and I've tried lemons, and honey, and vaseline, but they're still there

Sorry, you can't: Get rid of scars. No surgeon, surgical technique, laser, cream, or magic potion in existence today can completely eliminate or remove scars. Skillful and judicious plastic surgery can often improve them, but you get a new scar (hopefully better) replacing the old one. Always. Staying out of the sun will help avoid hyperpigmentation of immature (new) scars. Sorry, but that's the truth! ...Read more

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My skin is red from benzoyl peroxide I have stopped its use can I apply baby powder to my face, I am applying Vaseline twice a day on the red scars?

My skin is red from benzoyl peroxide I have stopped its use can I apply baby powder to my face, I am applying Vaseline twice a day on the red scars?

No: Use an oil-free moisturizer, something that won't clog up your pores more. Using Vaseline or baby powder is not recommended. Use a good sunscreen, at least 15 SPF. I usually recommend a facial moisturizer that contains a sunscreen so it won't feel greasy.
You may want to try a lower strength benzoyl peroxide for your acne or ask your doctor for a different medication. ...Read more

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Yesterday I got turf burn on my face and my friends told me to put vasaline on it do it doesn't scar and I didn't have any will it still work today?

Yesterday I got turf burn on my face and my friends told me to put vasaline on it do it doesn't scar and I didn't have any will it still work today?

Yes to vaseline: In general, vaseline is a barrier ointment and by being a barrier, helps keep bacterial counts down and decreases chance of infection. It also helps with wound moisture and new skin regrowth. So if your skin still has an abrasion, vaseline two to three times a day is generally good for wound healing. ...Read more

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Is A&D like Vaseline?

Is A&D like Vaseline?

Yes: Vitamin A&D ointment has a texture like vaseline. It can be used a lot like vaseline is used. ...Read more

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What can Vaseline be used for?

What can Vaseline be used for?

Grease: It protects the skin from absorbing water, which makes skin more susceptible to infection. In some instances it might be good for an area of skin which is rubbed, to avoid chafing. ...Read more

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Could I use vaseline as a lubricant?

Could I use vaseline as a lubricant?

Yes: Vasoline is a good lubricant. Many people prefer water soluble lubricants rather than vasoline based as they [water based] are less greasy and clean up much more easily. ...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

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Is vaseline bad for sensitive skin?

Is vaseline bad for sensitive skin?

Vaseline: Vaseline is fine unless you allergic to it or if it triggers pimples. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put vaseline in ur anus?

Is it safe to put vaseline in ur anus?

Safe: But not recommended. The petroleum base in vaseline can cause many local problems so I would nopt advise to use vaseline. ...Read more

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Is vaseline good or bad for cold sores?

Is vaseline good or bad for cold sores?

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

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Does vaseline helps circumcision wound? ?

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

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Is putting vaseline in your hair bad or good?

Vaseline in hair: Vaseline is a petroleum product and not good for your hair on a regular basis. ...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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Could using vaseline on your lips be a health risk?

Could using vaseline on your lips be a health risk?

NO: Vaseline/petroleun jelly is considered non-toxic. I suppose it could cause loose stools but not to a serious extent. ...Read more

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Does applying vaseline to a circumcision wound help?

Does applying vaseline to a circumcision wound help?

Routine: This is my routine dressing applied after surgery and for the week or so until it heals. In 3 decades and over 1k circs I have found it helpful. ...Read more

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Should I use vaseline to practice inserting a tampon?

Should I use vaseline to practice inserting a tampon?

Yes you can: Yes you can when you are learning and eventually you will not need it. ...Read more

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What are other alternatives to vaseline for dry skin?

CeraVe Cream: One of my favorites is cerave moisturizing cream. Cream is better than lotion. ...Read more