Vaseline is a petroleum jelly that is used to moisturize the skin. Some of the other uses of Vaseline are to heal minor burns and scars, to prevent diaper rash, and as a lubricant. Avoid using it if you are allergic to petroleum jelly.

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Why do I have fecal matter coming out of my vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 88 yrs old. I have a rectal or vaginal fissure, I guess. The fecal matter comes out of my vagina. Sometimes, I have a regular movement but still have a liquid form from the vagina. I do not want surgery. What can I expect for the short term of life? I probably have left if I do no...  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is very sad to know about your condition. I can understand how, at the age of 88 years, how you feel and suffer. But foremost, you need to get examined by your gynecologist. If it is a rectovaginal fistula, the only way to provide relief is by a minor surgery ca...  Read Full »

What are the general measures for sensitive and dry skin?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently I started using a face oil with a face wash. I used them before, but I did not have any issues. Now my skin has become dry. My lips are also dry, and the skin is even peeling off. Whenever I eat something spicy, it would irritate it. I would brush my lips to get the skin off and...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concerns. Let me help you to my best. I could see that there is dryness of the lips with the peeling of the skin. It looks like you have dry skin (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Face oil with face wash is mostly not the cause, ...  Read Full »

Can Vaseline cause a yeast infection if used during sex?

Query: Hello doctor,I was having sex using Vaseline. The next day I found a rash under my foreskin and it is like peeling and redness on my penis head. I was having coconut oil for treating the itchiness and today I see red blood blister like things around the corona of the glans. My wife said she got yeas...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see macerated scaling and superficial erosions on the glans. This seems like a penile yeast infection. I suggest you take an oral antifungal such as tablet...  Read Full »

What are the benefits of natural remedies for chapped lips?

Query: Hello doctor, What are the benefits of natural remedies for chapped lips? Can almond oil, cucumber, lemon juice, coconut oil, a humidifier, sugar and honey, green tea bags and olive oil be used as natural remedies for chapped lips? I would like to know the skincare expert's view. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For chapping of lips, the following can be used: 1. Coconut oil has a good emollient effect and forms a barrier over the lips that prevent further chapping. It can be used two to three times a day. 2. Olive oil is another option to treat chapped lips and help in re...  Read Full »

What causes the skin around a baby's anus to turn red?

Query: Hi doctor,I am the mother of a two months old baby boy. Last week I have noticed that my baby’s butthole and its surrounding area has turned red in color. I have been using pampers on a daily basis, but I have always made it a point to change the diapers within four hours time. I have been using r...  Read Full »

Dr. Samreen A Urooj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no need to worry. I have gone through the pictures of your baby (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, answering your first question, sometimes rashes appear due to dryness or lack of care. So, you can apply vaseline or Polyfax (Polymyx...  Read Full »

What is vaseline used for sexually?

Query: Hi doctor, My dermatologist recommended Vaseline for any abrasions in glans penis. The area is dry, and often I get chafing there, so began to use daily. However, that becomes concerned that when using a condom, the residue of the Vaseline cause condom latex to weaken. My penis is uncircumcised. I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

Please suggest the best cure for xerosis.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering with xerosis. I had consulted many doctors and wasted so much money without any use. I am really fed up with this. Please suggest the best way to cure this.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Limit your use of soap. Do not excessively wash yourself. Have minimum 3 to 4 liters of water a day. Use a normal Vaseline lotion twice daily or more if required. For further information consult a dermatologist online -->  Read Full »

Why is my baby having red pimples in a cluster on both cheeks?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby (one and a half months old) is having red pimples in a cluster on both cheeks. It is very rough to touch and skin appears dry in that area. It does not cause him itching as far as I can see and it is not bleeding or oozing. It has black dots (like when a wound heals) in some ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Babies at this age might suffer from seborrheic dermatitis over scalp, face and upper trunk and the most probable cause is maternal androgens hormones. And skin in such cases are dry, flaky, erythematous and somewhat oozing. However, there is nothing to worry about the...  Read Full »

Why do I have red patches around mouth after dropping Accutane dose?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently on Accutane and have been on Accutane for a year and a bit, I was taking 20 mg a day and it was going well and my skin was completely clear. Then my dermatologist decided to drop my dosage down to 10 mg, three times a week, to try and ease me off the drug. As soon as the...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case in detail. Please do not stop Accutane (Isotretinoin) as it is the normal response of this drug that initially all acne lesions get aggravated during first 4 to 6 weeks of treatment. And dryness and redness are also observed as its result...  Read Full »

I have acne breakout and scars on forehead. What has to be done?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a really bad acne breakout and scars and it was just on my forehead two months back. Then I just had another one about two weeks ago, on my forehead again. It is not mostly just dark acne scars and I want to get rid of them. My skin also turned from combination to dry on my entire...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have been through your case. Well, acne is common in your age. Drink plenty of water and juices. Avoid fast food and chocolates. Even then you may have frequent relapses which are precipitated by stress, periods, and cosmetics. For daily routine healthy skin, do the ...  Read Full »

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