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Doctor insights on: Vaseline Petroleum Gel

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Is it true that vaseline petroleum jelly good for my skin?

Is it true that vaseline petroleum jelly good for my skin?

Sometimes: Vaseline petroleum jelly is an inexpensive skin protectant. It is an occlusive hydrophobic ointment that will prevent epidermal moisture loss and soften the surface. It reduces transepidermal water loss by almost 98 percent and is non-comedogenic. ...Read more

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I have heard how benzene is known to cause cancer and it's a derivative of petroleum so is there any amount of it on vaseline?

I have heard how benzene is known to cause cancer and it's a derivative of petroleum so is there any amount of it on vaseline?

Forgive my frankness: Everything can be "shown to cause cancer" if you do some bad studies, and in fact the law in California requires essentially everything to be labeled as "known to cause cancer." In real life, people who work around huge amounts of benzene have gotten a high rate of leukemia. The traces in vaseline are infinitesimal. You cannot avoid all carcinogens. Get comfortable with this. I had to. Best wishes ...Read more

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Is it okay to apply vaseline (petroleum jelly) on eyelashes ? I heard it makes them grow longer and thicker. If not, is there any other solutions ?

Is it okay to apply vaseline (petroleum jelly) on eyelashes ? I heard it makes them grow longer and thicker. If not, is there any other solutions ?

No problem: Vaseline will not harm the eye or eyelid but it has no effect on eyelash growth. If you want eyelashes to be thicker and longer, use latisse (bimatoprost). It is available from your ophthalmologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to cure dry heels? I use all kinds of cream even 100% pure petroleum jelly vaseline?

How to cure dry heels? I use all kinds of cream even 100% pure petroleum jelly vaseline?

Try doing : What your doing and then wrapping your foot in saran wrap, putting on a sock before bed time. You may see a difference. If not try a high concentration urea cream ( over 40percent) works very well with feet. This used to be by rx, now some are not rx but may be easier to find with rx. ...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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Is it safe to apply vaseline 100% petroleum jelly to face and other parts of body such as eyelashes?

Is it safe to apply vaseline 100% petroleum jelly to face and other parts of body such as eyelashes?

Yes: It is safe to apply vaseline to your facial skin. If some gets into your eyes, it will not damage the surface, but it could significantly blur your vision for awhile. ...Read more

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I have vagina irritation does vaseline petroleum jelly work i been applying it to my vagina area will that help plus i have tear on my vagina also?

I have vagina irritation does vaseline petroleum jelly work i been applying it to my vagina area will that help plus i have tear on my vagina also?

Petrol jelly only: helps as a barrier for the surfaces that happen to be hurting or irritated. IT does help to lubricate and moisten the area as well. As far as I know, it does not cause any significant chemical reaction to the mucosal surface of the vagina or vulva. For cuts it may be best to use Sitz baths and Hazel Tucks (witch hazel) pads. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can i apply vaseline/petroleum jelly on my scalp? I've scratched and irritated my scalp and when i wash it, it burns cus i probably broke some skin.

Can i apply vaseline/petroleum jelly on my scalp? I've scratched and irritated my scalp and when i wash it, it burns cus i probably broke some skin.

Bee ; Flower: Soap can be purchased in chinatown or on line. It is easy on the skin and pleasant smelling. One type is called sandalwood, but there are several others. Peace and good health. Please see a dermatologist and avoid lotions w/alcohol in them. Vaseline not a good idea; need to avoid infection. ...Read more

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Which is more safe(vaseline petroleum jelly vs sudocream ) to prevent diaper rash with every diaper change?

Which is more safe(vaseline petroleum jelly vs sudocream ) to prevent diaper rash with every diaper change?

Vaseline (petroleum: Petroleum jelly is well tried protective barrier that protects skin from chemicals present in urine and stool. Also keeps skin moist. Best when used after washing diaper area with plain warm water pat it dry and apply petroleum jelly. I don't know the contents of sudo cream therefore will not be able to comment about it's efficacy. ...Read more

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Sir I have cracked lips.I used vaseline petroleum jelly.But it didn't work.Now I have physiogel lotion.Can I use on lips?

Sir I have cracked lips.I used vaseline petroleum jelly.But it didn't work.Now I have physiogel lotion.Can I use on lips?

Check with MD: How long have you had dry lips for and for how long have you been using petroleum jelly? There are many causes of dry lips including but not limited to: dry or cold weather, sun damage, wind exposure, dehydration, spicy foods, allergies, smoking, fungal infections, vitamin deficiencies, side effects of medications and some skin disorders, and some medical conditions. Check with dermatologist. ...Read more