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Doctor insights on: Vaseline On Cuts

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Does vaseline close my cuts?

Does vaseline close my cuts?

Not a good idea: It is not a good idea as it is not sterile. ...Read more

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Does sudocream or vaseline help with cuts?

Does sudocream or vaseline help with cuts?

Only if sterile: Only if you use sterile vaseline gauze to prevent infection. ...Read more

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If I put vaseline on my cuts, will they heal quicker?

If I put vaseline on my cuts, will they heal quicker?

It's better...: To use something like neosporin than just plain vasoline. ...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 vaseline ok to put on a cut?

Is vaseline ok to put on a cut?

Not a good idea: It is not a good idea as it is not sterile. But if you can get sterile vaselin gauze it is ok to use. ...Read more

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I have a wide cut a third of an inch long. Will vaseline or neosporin help?

I have a wide cut a third of an inch long. Will vaseline or neosporin help?

Neosporin: Vasoline won't help but neosporin can help by helping prevent infection. Where on the body is the cut? ...Read more

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What's better for little cuts on face vaseline or aloe?

What's better for little cuts on face vaseline or aloe?

Neither.: Just keep the cut clean. You can apply an antibiotic ointment or cream if you wish, but it's not necessary. And keep the area covered lightly with a bandaid; cuts heal more quickly when they are covered. ...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 had two small pieces of skin attached to my bellend, I slowly tore them apart and it had two little cuts, I have used vaseline, what should I do?

I had two small pieces of skin attached to my bellend, I slowly tore them apart and it had two little cuts, I have used vaseline, what should I do?

Wound care: Assuming you created the cuts, you should care for them as you would any other small cut or open wound. People do use vasoline. Many others use vasoline that has antibiotics or antiseptics within. Any cut or open wound can get infected, so one must evaluate the wound daily for expanding redness, increase in pain, and/or thick often smelly drainage. ...Read more

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Cyt myself and put vaseline on it and a plaster. Now the cut has a burning sensation, is it infected?

Cyt myself and put vaseline on it and a plaster. Now the cut has a burning sensation, is it infected?

Dirty vaseline: The vaseline may be contaminated and you should instead cleanse the would with betadine solution, apply topical antibiotic and wrap it with sterile gauze or wide band-aid plaster. If the wound is swollen and red, oral antibiotic may be necessary. ...Read more

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What is the cause of little red cuts near the vagina area. It started near the libia, went away when I put vaseline on it, now it's closer to?

What is the cause of little red cuts near the vagina area. It started near the libia, went away when I put vaseline on it, now it's closer to?

Hard to answer: This presentation can be from a variety of issues. Vulvar infection, yeast, other skin conditions, trauma to the vulva during sexual activity, shaving etc may also cause these small lacerations. Vaseline may inhibit healing so may not be the best choice. See you doctor as this usually requires history & visualization to diagnose. ...Read more

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My thighs rub and it causes chaffing and sometimes small cuts which take long to heal. Can I put cornstarch on it or vaseline with coca butter?

My thighs rub and it causes chaffing and sometimes small cuts which take long to heal. Can I put cornstarch on it or vaseline with coca butter?

Manuka cream: Manuka therapy cream contains essential oils from Australia & is excellent for your skin lesion. Apply twice daily. High quality omega3 fish oil capsules 2/day.
You can order this from drhoffman. Com ...Read more

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I have 2 1/2 long cuts at the bottom of my vaginal opening from vag dryness. Would Vaseline help them heal? Moisturizers specifically for this area?

I have 2 1/2 long cuts at the bottom of my vaginal opening from vag dryness. Would Vaseline help them heal? Moisturizers specifically for this area?

Dryness: Soothing lotions like vasoline lotion or any aloe containing lotion would be helpful. Avoid trauma to the vagina and intercourse so that these areas will heal faster. If vaginal itching precedes these cuts, use of occasional cortisone type ointment or cream may prevent them. Vaginal dryness at your age is unusual. Consult your gynecologist as needed.. ...Read more

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Could somebody tell me if vaseline will help fight infection if I cut myself to the bone?

Could somebody tell me if vaseline will help fight infection if I cut myself to the bone?

Vasoline: Vasoline will not directly help fight infection in a cut to the bone. It will provide a moisture barrier for the wound. In wound care, we like the concept of moist healing. However, any cut that makes it as deep as bone requires a visit to a clinician to make sure the wound base is clean. In addition, we have many products to place into the wounds that are better than vasoline. ...Read more

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For anal fissure, can you use vaseline 100% pure petroleum jelly. Any issues. Would it help for fissure or cut.

For anal fissure, can you use vaseline 100% pure petroleum jelly. Any issues. Would it help for fissure or cut.

Won't hurt: Vaseline may help protect an anal fissure from irritation but will not facilitate healing. The most important factor in healing an anal fisssure is decreasing size and straining with bowel movements. Daily still softeners and/or fiber supplementation are important. Nifedipine ointment and Nitroglycerin ointment may also be helpful. These are prescriptions you can discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my upper lip I peeled it off and they look like small cuts. I've been putting Vaseline but I've had it for 3 days. What can I do?

I have a rash on my upper lip I peeled it off and they look like small cuts. I've been putting Vaseline but I've had it for 3 days. What can I do?

Cold sore: What you described sound like a cold sore. Leave it alone and it will heal in a few days. You may try over the counter cold sore remedy. Cold sores are reactivation of herpes simplex 1 viral infection. ...Read more

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I have a small cut on my perineum from chaffing when riding my bike - very small like papercut, or like a split on your lip- what can I do to ease the pain (vaseline sudocrem etc)? And how long to heal?

I have a small cut on my perineum from chaffing when riding my bike - very small like papercut, or like a split on your lip- what can I do to ease the pain (vaseline sudocrem etc)? And how long to heal?

Great blood supply: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing occurs rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Avoid further trauma to the area. Let nature take it's course. Skin cream may decrease any friction at the site. ...Read more

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Hi I have looks like cuts on my upper vagina sore looks cracked put cream on and Vaseline doesn't seem to help as it itches also could this be shaving?

Hi I have looks like cuts on my upper vagina sore looks cracked put cream on and Vaseline doesn't seem to help as it itches also could this be shaving?

Possibly: Possibly a herpes simplex infection, as blisters can form into small crack-like lesions. If it is in the area that you shave - then it may be related to shaving the skin. Without a one on one evaluation - am not able to provide accurate dx. ...Read more

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I was trimming my pubs with a sciossors & I accidentally cut my lip on the left sid. The skin is hanging of, it a smal cut & it was bleeding a litle but it stopped. Can I put vaseline? Will it heal with it?

I was trimming my pubs with a sciossors & I accidentally cut my lip on the left sid. The skin is hanging of, it a smal cut & it was bleeding a litle but it stopped. Can I put vaseline? Will it heal with it?

Pressure on wound: Put a small bandaid on it and if is still bleeding in the morning then see your doctor. If it is bleeding a lot then go to the er to get it to stop. Cover it with pressure and keep pressure for at least 20 minutes then keep bandaid and slowly remove it gently more pressure should get the bleeding to stop. It will heal but get it checked. ...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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How do you put vaseline on baby's bottom?

How do you put vaseline on baby's bottom?

Fingers work well: Application of unscented vasaline is a good skin protectant for infants. There is no special preparation needed, other than a basically clean skin surface to start. ...Read more

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What would happen if I ingested vaseline?

Vaseline is: Considered minimally toxic if a small amount is ingested. So, for small amount, possibly no adverse effect. ...Read more

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I've had my suctures now for 3 days is it necessary to put vaseline on them to keep them from drying out or is that not necessary?

It depends....: Permanent sutures will stand up to vaseline or antibiotic ointment and may have some healing effect by keeping the wound moist. Dissolvable sutures may dissolve too quickly if you cover them with anything. It's best to leave them alone. If you are worried, ask your doctor. ...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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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