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Dr. Richard Wieder
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
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Is it safe to apply vaseline 100% petroleum jelly to face and other parts of body such as eyelashes?

Dr. Richard Wieder
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
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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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Dr. Mark Pack
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Petroleum Jelly (Definition)

Petroleum jelly or vasoline can be used as a barrier ointment for like diaper rash, eczema ...Read more


Dr. Coyle Connolly
Board Certified, Dermatology
24 years in practice
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Is vaseline petroleum jelly bad to put on the face and night as a moisturizer for acne prone skin?

Dr. Coyle Connolly
Board Certified, Dermatology
24 years in practice
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Is vaseline petroleum jelly bad to put on the face and night as a moisturizer for acne prone skin?

Moisturizer: Vaseline use on the face could actually promote more breakouts . A fragrance free moisturizer and cleanser is acne friendly. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Board Certified, Dermatology
36 years in practice
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Is it true that vaseline petroleum jelly good for my skin?

Dr. Stephen Friedman
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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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Dr. Steven Busuttil
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
28 years in practice
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Are petroleum jelly and vaseline the same thing?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
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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 ?

Dr. Tim Conrad
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
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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 ?

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. It is available from your ophthalmologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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How to cure dry heels? I use all kinds of cream even 100% pure petroleum jelly vaseline?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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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Dr. Herbert Hoover
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46 years in practice
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I had a small mole removed and it said put white petroleum jelly on it. Is that the same as reg. Vaseline petroleum jelly?

Dr. Herbert Hoover
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I had a small mole removed and it said put white petroleum jelly on it. Is that the same as reg. Vaseline petroleum jelly?

Yes: Vaseline petroleum jelly will work fine to help keep the site moist while it heals. ...Read more

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
22 years in practice
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For anal fissure, can you use vaseline 100% pure petroleum jelly. Any issues. Would it help for fissure or cut.

Dr. Sidney Vinson
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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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Dr. John cuong Doan
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
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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?

Dr. John cuong Doan
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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?

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 pads. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
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I do not have vaseline but is the "bargain brand" petroleum jelly to ok to masterbate with?

Dr. Frank Kuitems
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I do not have vaseline but is the "bargain brand" petroleum jelly to ok to masterbate with?

Yes: yes Vaseline weather generic or brand name is fine no different ...Read more

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