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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 ›
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?
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
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
What is the best cream to apply on a dry red nose after blowing and wiping it because of a cold? Is vaseline good for the relief from irritation?
Several options: Vaseline is not a bad choice, but it basically just provides a barrier. Can also consider zinc oxide or an otc Hydrocortisone cream. Generally things will improve within a little time after the runny, stuffy nose resolves. Consider also a nasal decongestant to reduce the need to blow and wipe your nose. ...Read more
Have really dry nose inside the nostrils is it bad to put Vaseline for you lips inside your nose is it bad to breath Vaseline in?
Red bumps under nose after wiping a lot, severe allergies.Didn't really hurt but itched a little bit.Vaseline helped and they went away less than week?
I had a cold last week. now above my lip and right under my nose is bright red, dry, and burning. I put Vaseline to soothe it but now slightly swolLen?
Lip lesion remedy: Following an illness, some people may get ulcers or sores in or around their mouth. Your symptoms sound like you may have a herpetic lesion. The virus lasts about 11 days and can be treated topically with OTC creams. A pharmacist can help you with that selection. Also, you can see your dentist or MD and get a Rx for acyclovir tablets which will speed up the healing process. ...Read more
What can I do for a dry nose? Have tried polysporian,saline,olive oil, coconut oil and Vaseline. Nothing helps. It cracks open then I get Mrsa.
Humidify the air: So sorry to hear you've tried so many things that haven't worked. Assuming you're not using nasal steroids for allergies or medications that dry your nose (antihistamines, etc, but there are many others), humidifying the air in your environment with a humidifier or vaporizer is probably the only thing that might help. ...Read more
Pea sized amount of vaseline 1-2x daily good idea to help nostril recover from dry air which was causing nosebleeds? How far up the nose to lube?
Yes vaseline is good: It is very useful to apply Vaseline to the dry skin. In the nose areas you can apply it with your finger tip which can go up the nostrils for about 1/2 inch before it becomes uncomfortable, then you stop right there and gently rub it to spread the moisture around.. ...Read more
I've tried saline nasal sprays, and vaseline.. My nose is always scabbed and sore. I have awful headaches too. Should i see dr? Est. 2 months.
Yes: I would make an appointment with a ENT doctor. ...Read more
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