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What Is The Differance Between Aquaphor And Standard Vaseline
Humectant, occlusive: Vaseline is 100% petroleum jelly, which works as an a barrier on the surface of the skin to prevent loss of moisture. Aquaphor on the other hand contains lanolin which acts as a humectant to draw in moisture from the air and deeper layers of the skin and seals it in. ...Read more
Simple healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
My lips are severely dry and chapped. No ointment I have used is helping. What is the next step? I have used aquaphor, Vaseline, and vaniply
Lip allergy & eczema: Persistent chapped lips is lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. Hydrocortisone for 1 wk helps. ...Read more
Yes: Yes usually ok ask your Dermatologist or plastic surgeon for specific advice ...Read more
Lips have felt chapped for a couple of weeks. Used Vaseline at night aquaphor during the day. Now tiny bumps appeared & tingling. What could this be?
Irritated vulva skin. No infection. Will aquaphor help? Tried vaseline, not much relief. How is aquaphor on vulva skin?
Safe: That's a safe moisturizer and would help if this is due to friction or dryness ...Read more
I have irritated vulva skin, not inside vagina. I have tried vaseline. It has not helped much. Will aquaphor help? How good is this to use on vulva
Test first: I would suggest seeing a gynecologists. Sometimes over irritation can manifest as other more serious disease states. If the testing shows nothing then Aquaphor may help. In general with any creams you have to be careful to not irritate the inside linings of the mucous membranes-for example inside your mouth., inside the vagina skin linings ...Read more
I tried using vaseline and aquaphor for lip eczema and still no help. What else should I use, I'm trying not to use a steroid?
Maybe not eczema: It may not be "eczema". Sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can affect the lips. You need to see a doctor to examine your lips and treat appropriately. ...Read more
Day 21, 40mg accutane. First nose bleed today and very dry lips. How do I prevent the nose bleeds? Aquaphor or Vaseline is not cutting it on lips.
Accutane: Have your doctor write you a prescription for Lidex (fluocinonide) Ointment robe used on your lips. ...Read more
Afew differences: Both have a petrolium base but aquaphor has other emolients and really is a better barrier but it carries a few warnings about excessive ingestion not on vaseline. ...Read more
Vaseline for lube...:
No. The simple answer is no. Not at all. But, there may be more enjoyable products to try out there. Many couples use all kinds of products to enhance their pleasure sexually.
Many people use these products to enhance masturbation as well.
Just know that most of them are harmless. But, remember lubrication does not prevent pregnancy or stds.
It is always fun to experiment with a variety... ...Read more
Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help
there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems.
Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read more
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