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Will vaseline in your nose cause pneumonia?

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 more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Is it possible to get lipid/lipoid pneumonia when putting vaseline in the nose?

Is it possible to get lipid/lipoid pneumonia when putting vaseline in the nose?

Very unlikely: Extremely unlikely as vaseline is thick and would not be easily aspirated. ...Read more

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Read somewhere that vaseline near your nose can cause breathing problems because of the stuff its made with. Can it?

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

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Will breathing in melted vaseline from the microwave cause pnemonia?

Will breathing in melted vaseline from the microwave cause pnemonia?

Lipoid pneumonia: Inhaling vaseline is not a good idea; don't do it in the future. Any oily substance can accumulate in the lung alveoli and cause a chronic type of pneumonia called lipoid pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to put vaseline in your nose everyday?

Is it harmful to put vaseline in your nose everyday?

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

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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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Is there something other than vaseline to help with irritated skin on nose?

Is there something other than vaseline to help with irritated skin on nose?

Depends: What is causing irritated skin on the nose? Sun burn? Abrasion? Use of a treatment cream or scrub? Eczema? Rosacea? Vaseline has the advantage of being "bland", and is helpful as a barrier, however it is not the best option for each of the conditions noted above. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put Vaseline inside the nose to relieve dryness?

Is it safe to put Vaseline inside the nose to relieve dryness?

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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