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Will Vaseline In Your Nose Cause Pneumonia
Depends: Vaseline is great for dry mucus membranes of the nose. One can apply it with a q -tip twice to three times a day. It can really help prevent nosebleeds, especially in the winter. But vaseline is not recommended for those who are on nasal cannula oxygen. The oxygen flow can overtime "push" the vaseline into your lungs and inflame them. But otherwise it is generally safe to use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very unlikely: Extremely unlikely as vaseline is thick and would not be easily aspirated. ...Read more
Read somewhere that vaseline near your nose can cause breathing problems because of the stuff its made with. Can it?
Near or in?: Vasoline can obstruct your breathing if you inhale it. Under you nose is okay. In your nose is not recommended. ...Read more
No: Vaseline is actually a good moisturizing agent. Especially in the winter, when the air is quite dry, it may keep the skin of your nose from cracking and bleeding. Should cause no problems. ...Read more
My nose gets very dry at night. Can i put vaseline inside of it while i sleep? I read on the internet that could be dangerous.
Possibly: Because vasoline is fat-based, it is possible that applied vasoline to the nose can be inhaled into the lungs. This is not very likely if used sparingly, but can occur. If that happens over a period of time, it can lead to lipoid pneumonia. When treating your dry nose it is best to use a water-based lubricant such as a saline gel that can be purchased over-the-counter. ...Read more
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?
Yes it is ok: Yes it is ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
Oh, absolutely: A very small dab of petroleum jelly (Vaseline), applied to both sides of the septum (middle part of the nose) just barely inside the nostrils is the best way to relieve seasonal dryness which contributes to recurrent nose bleeds. Don't use a lot and don't go too deep! At night before bed is a good time to apply it. ...Read more
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