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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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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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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 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