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Dr. Richard Wieder
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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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Petroleum Jelly (Definition)

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


Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Is vaseline petroleum jelly bad to put on the face and night as a moisturizer for acne prone skin?

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. Stephen Friedman
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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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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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. It is available from your ophthalmologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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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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Dr. Herbert Hoover
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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.

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. Bernard Seif
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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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Dr. Frank Kuitems
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