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Can I use coconut oil or petroleum jelly around anus.Is there any side effect?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Not recommended

Using petroleum jelly for genital lubrication is reported to make some women more susceptible to vaginal infections & sexually transmitted diseases: http://tribune.
Com.Ng/news2013/index.Php/en/component/k2/item/8338-using-petroleum-jelly-as-genital-lubricant-exposes-to-hiv-infection.

In brief: Not recommended

Using petroleum jelly for genital lubrication is reported to make some women more susceptible to vaginal infections & sexually transmitted diseases: http://tribune.
Com.Ng/news2013/index.Php/en/component/k2/item/8338-using-petroleum-jelly-as-genital-lubricant-exposes-to-hiv-infection.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: I do not

Recommend any oils and especially petroleum jelly around anus.
The area is usually moist already from lack of ventilation and excessive sweating. Using the products you mention can increase the risk of worse itching irritation and even a yeast infection.

In brief: I do not

Recommend any oils and especially petroleum jelly around anus.
The area is usually moist already from lack of ventilation and excessive sweating. Using the products you mention can increase the risk of worse itching irritation and even a yeast infection.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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