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Doctor insights on: Vaseline Petroleum Jelly On Face

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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

Petroleum Jelly (Definition)

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


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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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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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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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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

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Am having soft stools, fecalysis went negative. I am thinking it is the vaseline petroleum jelly that I put on my lips for the dryness. Please advise?

Am having soft stools, fecalysis went negative. I am thinking it is the vaseline petroleum jelly that I put on my lips for the dryness. Please advise?

Unlikely Petrolium: It is very unlikely that it is caused by Petrolium Jelly you put on your lips
Soft stools can be related to change in your diet or due to an intestinal infection like Rota Virus or another virus, food poisoning, Lactose intolerance, Celiac Disease, inflammatory Bowel Disease
If it continues consult your doctor ...Read more

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Vaseline petroleum jelly or else vaseline cream (lotion/moisturizer), which one is better for dry scaly palm?

Vaseline petroleum jelly or else vaseline cream (lotion/moisturizer), which one is better for dry scaly palm?

Maybe neither.: Dry scaly palm may be eczema and would respond better to topical steroids such as fluocinonide. If you are happy using petroleum jelly use the one that seems to work the best for you. ...Read more

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24 weeks pregnant. No yeast infection or BV but external vaginal moisture bothers me. Can I use vaseline/petroleum jelly externally as a moisture barrier without risk to my unborn baby?

24 weeks pregnant. No yeast infection or BV but external vaginal moisture bothers me. Can I use vaseline/petroleum jelly externally as a moisture barrier without risk to my unborn baby?

No contraindication: If there is no infection, I see no medical contraindication to the use of petrolatum externally. I would discuss this further with your OB/Gyn to make sure you are not missing anything, however. ...Read more

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Is using vasaline or petroleum jelly on my hair ok? Would it make my hair shiny and less frizzy and silky? Affects & effects plz.

Is using vasaline or petroleum jelly on my hair ok? Would it make my hair shiny and less frizzy and silky? Affects & effects plz.

Better choices: Vaseline would tend to make hair greasy, and would be very hard to wash out. Whatever your ethnicity, I would not recommend vaseline for your hair. Look in the drugstore - there are a variety of moisturizers and oil treatments available for hair of caucasians as well as people of color (with different hair types). ...Read more

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Is it advisable to use baby petroleum jelly on my face at night?

Is it advisable to use baby petroleum jelly on my face at night?

Not unless you have: Unless you have extremely dry skin you will find this too greasy. I like Eucerin eczema care cream with ceramides. ...Read more

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I have sensitive skin and my face gets very dry and at times can be painful and now I use petroleum jelly at bedtime, but, I still have the problem?

I have sensitive skin and my face gets very dry and at times can be painful and now I use petroleum jelly at bedtime, but, I still have the problem?

Get it evaluated: It sounds like you might have a condition that is treatable. Sometimes lotions instead of ointments work better. Lots of people use eucerin cream for hydration. I would recommend you see your doc and get some recommendations on alternatives. ...Read more

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Could I be allergic to petroleum jelly on my face but not anywhere else?

Could I be allergic to petroleum jelly on my face but not anywhere else?

Irritation rather: petroleum jelly if applied to dry skin can cause irritation to an already inflamed skin, make sure you apply it on a cleansed bit moist skin, better after using cream soap, if the problem persists, see your doctor or a dermatologist, good luck ...Read more

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Is it safe to use physiogel and petroleum jelly at the same time on my face?

Is it safe to use physiogel and petroleum jelly at the same time on my face?

See below: Using both shouldn't be necessary. Physiogel cream should provide adequate moisturizing for your face & is hypo-allergenic, soap-free, & non-comedogenic. Petroleum jelly might tend to clog pores & is quite messy. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I be allergic to petroleum jelly on my face but not anywhere else?

Please tell me, could I be allergic to petroleum jelly on my face but not anywhere else?

Irritation rather: Not an allergic reaction, your face is always exposed to air, sun and different agents, so it reacts differently, avoid petroleum jelly on your face, apply moisturizers on a rather damp skin, not dry skin, after washing with a cream soap ...Read more

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How do I care for skin that's so dry that using only cold water, no soap, gentle lotions and petroleum jelly don't help? Tears burn my face too.

How do I care for skin that's so dry that using only cold water, no soap, gentle lotions and petroleum jelly don't help? Tears burn my face too.

Try eczema dry skin: Try eczema, dry skin lotions. Cat brand names can be Aveeno but big box stores have their own generic name. Petroleum jelly can actually be driving and ointments like aqua for our better to moisturize because they are hydrophilic. Your dermatologist can also evaluate you, and you may need a medical evaluation to see if there are any systemic medical problems that could be contributing. ...Read more

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Can I put petroleum jelly on the head of my newly circumcised penis to get rid of the itchy feeling?

Can I put petroleum jelly on the head of my newly circumcised penis to get rid of the itchy feeling?

Circumcision: Absolutely. We tell our ostensibly to apply any type of ointment to decrease itching discomfort or redness ...Read more

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I asked for dry n dark hands n ur doctor advised for using vaseline petroleum on wet hands just wanted to know can the same procedure b done on face?

I asked for dry n dark hands n ur doctor advised for using vaseline petroleum on wet hands just wanted to know can the same procedure b done on face?

No: I would not try the vasaline petroleum jelly on your face. It is too thick and may clog your pores and make you break out. For the face, if very dry, I like to suggest trying rubbing in baby oil very thinly while the skin is soaking wet and then towel dry. ...Read more

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Is petroleum jelly safe for sex?

Is petroleum jelly safe for sex?

Better options.: Using petroleum jelly for genital lubrication is reported to make some women more susceptible to vaginal infections & sexually transmitted diseases: http://tribune. Com. Ng/news2013/index. Php/en/component/k2/item/8338-using-petroleum-jelly-as-genital-lubricant-exposes-to-hiv-infection. ...Read more

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Is petroleum jelly safe for vaginal itdhing?

Is petroleum jelly safe for vaginal itdhing?

Doesn't treat: Pertroleum jelly, as the name suggest is a petroleum product that can degrade condoms or a diaphragm. It doesn't treat the cause of itching, which might be a yeast infection that should be treated with an antifungal medication or other skin condition. It's not necessarily harmful, but may not be helpful. ...Read more