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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
Can small amount of Vaseline in nostril ( to treat dry nose/nose bleeds) cause immediate post nasal drip and hence coughing?
Not typical: That is not a typical response but not worrisome if that is occurring. You may also try a nasal gel like ChitoRhino Nasal gel for a dry, crusting nose. ...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
Yes it is ok: Yes it is ok.Get a more detailed answer ›