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Doctor insights on: Which Is Better For Peeling Lips Aquaphor Or Vaseline

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Why are my lips always peeling? What should I use as a good moisturizer? Vaseline and carmax does not work (of course).

Why are my lips always peeling? What should I use as a good moisturizer? Vaseline and carmax does not work (of course).

Lip balm: Drink plenty of fluids, avoid mouth breathing, and review medications you are taking.
Prevention is the best way to deal with this. Use lip balm always especially during cold weather, or hot environments. ...Read more

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My bottom lip is chapped, the skin that connects to my bottom lip is peeling. The last time this happened, I used Vaseline and got a cold sore. Idk?

My bottom lip is chapped, the skin that connects to my bottom lip is peeling. The last time this happened, I used Vaseline and got a cold sore. Idk?

Cold sore unrelated: I don't think that cold sore outbreak was directly related to the use of vaseline. Petroleum jelly (vaseline) actually is known to promote healing of damaged skin, since it helps 'seal in' the sensitive skin cells under the damaged area...then they can regenerate. Cold sores usually come out at times of stress- exams, break-ups etc, so I think this was unrelated. Best to keep stress to a minimum. ...Read more

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3.5 mos lips peel daily. Deep red like sunburn. Other times swell, weep and scab. Tingle and burn. Tried Vaseline, antibiotic oint & pills, Claritin (loratadine).?

3.5 mos lips peel daily. Deep red like sunburn. Other times swell, weep and scab. Tingle and burn. Tried Vaseline, antibiotic oint & pills, Claritin (loratadine).?

Irritant: I have seen a few patients who have similar symptoms after using whitening toothpaste. If you do use it, consider stopping its use. Consider stopping using lipstick for a couple of weeks if whitening toothpaste does not apply in your case. Other potential causes? Mouthwash and any other chemical product used in the mouth, ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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Hi I first had sex August 2013, and the following couple of days my penis head started peeling, I was worried and went to the clinic to get tested but nothing came back. It was quite dry so I moisturised it with Vaseline when I could, but it still would p

Hi I first had sex August 2013, and the following couple of days my penis head started peeling, I was worried and went to the clinic to get tested but nothing came back. It was quite dry so I moisturised it with Vaseline when I could, but it still would p

See urologist...: At 21, the described irritation and skin-peeling are most likely related with long tight foreskin. If so, circumcision will provide an adequate long-term care. Of others causes for the described may exist, such as psoriasis or lichen-related skin disorders. Nonetheless, a direct look at the concerned area is essentially needed for reaching right diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a micro laser peel 3days ago. I have tiny white head bumps on the bottom crease of nose. I use aquaphr and on valtrex (valacyclovir). What could it be?

I had a micro laser peel 3days ago. I have tiny white head bumps on the bottom crease of nose. I use aquaphr and on valtrex (valacyclovir). What could it be?

Colloid milia: These are probably colloid milia. They are very common after ablative laser procedures with occlusive care like aquaphor and vaseline. Gentle washcloth action should help remove them. ...Read more

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Few day ago I was in the sun an my nose was pink so I put Vaseline. Today skin from nose peeled off what do I do? Can I peel it off?

Few day ago I was in the sun an my nose was pink so I put Vaseline. Today skin from nose peeled off what do I do? Can I peel it off?

Don't get sunburnt: This is skin reacting to sun damage--avoiding sun exposure (or minimizing it with using high SPF sun screen and reapplying it as needed) prevents sun skin damage ...Read more

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Will vaseline help prevent scars from peeling skin?

Will vaseline help prevent scars from peeling skin?

Vaseline is good: Vaseline is a good dressing for scars. When compared in controlled trials head-to-head with mederma, vaseline was significantly better. ...Read more

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My penis skin got burnt by acretin. Its peeling, reddish and hurts. Can I use vaseline or moisturizing cream to heal it? Help for healing.

My penis skin got burnt by acretin. Its peeling, reddish and hurts. Can I use vaseline or moisturizing cream to heal it? Help for healing.

Try steroid cream...: By the reported sequence of events, you got contact dermatitis, for which you may try applying 0-5-1% hydrocortisone ointment gingerly twice daily and see. How soon does the topical symptoms may improve and fade? That depends on personal constitutional features. So, try it, watch, & see, and seek evaluation if not improving / resolving as expected; it is okay as long as getting better day by day. ...Read more

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Why is the skin on my cuticles peeling? They are painful. I moisturize it every day with Vaseline & olive oil. Treatments? Prevention? Thanks

Why is the skin on my cuticles peeling? They are painful. I moisturize it every day with Vaseline & olive oil. Treatments? Prevention? Thanks

A dermatologist: Can help you. Beyond that, do you have enough fat/oil in your diet? Olive oil, fish oil, coconut oil all lubricate the skin from the inside out. Please avoid lotions that contain alcohol because they are drying. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will it be okay to use aquaphor/vaseline around your labias?

Will it be okay to use aquaphor/vaseline around your labias?

Yes in moderation: With frequent cleansings to avoid peristent occlusion and maceration with increased risk for yeast infection if kept excessively moist and/or not clean. ...Read more

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What is the differance between aquaphor and standard vaseline?

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

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Which do doctors prefer for healing? Vaseline or aquaphor

Which do doctors prefer for healing? Vaseline or aquaphor

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

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Do I use Vaseline/Aquaphor for skin after intense Derma rolling?

Do I use Vaseline/Aquaphor for skin after intense Derma rolling?

Yes: Yes usually ok ask your Dermatologist or plastic surgeon for specific advice ...Read more

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Ok I just got a tatoo 6 days ago and it's peeling. I put aquaphor on it and wash it 2 times a day. How do I get it to stop peeling? It's on my ankle.

Ok I just got a tatoo 6 days ago and it's peeling. I put aquaphor on it and wash it 2 times a day. How do I get it to stop peeling? It's on my ankle.

Tattoos always peel-: -proper care is bandage using antibiotic ointment, shower as usual, NO soaking in a tub. Don't scratch or pick at it. You are going through the usual post tattoo healing process. Don't panic. No alcohol or peroxide either. Also when exposed 2 sun especially if has any color, you must use very strong sun block or else it will fade & bleach out the color plus loose definition of the lines & boarders ...Read more

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Is aquaphor the same thing as vaseline?

Is aquaphor the same thing as vaseline?

Not exactly: 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

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Aquaphor ointment: is it just like vaseline?

More than Vaseline: I love aquaphor, especially for dry skin associated with venous disease. It contains petrolatum (vaseline) as well as other proprietary ingredients found in eucerin products. ...Read more

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I have peeling red/pink skin after scab has fallen off my chin from a popped pimple. Should I treat with neosporin or aquaphor?

I have peeling red/pink skin after scab has fallen off my chin from a popped pimple. Should I treat with neosporin or aquaphor?

Peeling skin: Aquaphore will lubricate your skin & help the dry peeling skin to heal, if you think is still infected then use neosporin, you actually alternate them to get the benefit of both. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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

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Hi I had a salicylic & lactic peel and was advised to use aquaphor. I'm acne prone and don't want to clog my pores how long should I use the aquaphor? It's been 2 days...

Hi I had a salicylic & lactic peel and was advised to use aquaphor. I'm acne prone and don't want to clog my pores how long should I use the aquaphor? It's been 2 days...

Not long: Generally a Salicylic Lactic acid peel isn't very deep. If your skin isn't still raw it would be ok to stop. You can usually tell when the Aquaphor is off your face may sting and burn without it if it is still raw. You can also wash your face with a mild soap like cetaphil, if you need the Aquaphor you can re-apply. That said, I would imagine after 2 days you may not need it any longer. ...Read more

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Extremely dry, scaly feet. Saw dr., they didn't seem to think it was athletes foot. No cracking or peeling between toes just on tops of feet. Small clear fluid filled bumps. Extremely itchy. Pain associated with itching. Tried applying aquaphor nightly an

Extremely dry, scaly feet. Saw dr., they didn't seem to think it was athletes foot. No cracking or peeling between toes just on tops of feet. Small clear fluid filled bumps. Extremely itchy. Pain associated with itching. Tried applying aquaphor nightly an

There must be more: So the Dr saw you with severe, itchy dermatitis on top of your feet and did not see features of fungus. What, then, was the diagnosis? Allergic contact? And the treatment was Aquaphor????? Sounds like you need a potent prescription ointment, maybe a short course of prednisone [20mg alternate days for 3 doses]. ...Read more

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What's the difference between aquaphor and vasaline?

What's the difference between aquaphor and vasaline?

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

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What can I do to heal peeling lips?

What can I do to heal peeling lips?

Aquaphor: Aquaphor is a great otc ointment that is great for the lips and any other dry itchy area on your skin. ...Read more