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Over the last couple of months I have been putting petroleum jelly in my nostrils due to dryness during the winter months..should I stop?

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    YES! STOP!

    Petroleum jelly and coconut oil, ANYTHING like that can get into your lungs and trigger pneumonia.

    This is a really stupid practice. If you don't believe me, talk to a doctor.

  • 2 months ago

    Listen to me because this is coming from someone with experience. I put Vaseline in my nose few weeks to stop dryness and I got pneumonia and my chest got tightness feeling. Overall felt sick it took me 2 weeks to heal. Do not do it. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    What you put up your nose is really no concern of mine.

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  • 2 months ago

    Stopping is for quitters. I keep some on stand by for the booty hole itch.  

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  • k w
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    why use that, when a natural product will do the same thing, Coconut oil, moisturizes and heals as well !

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    • k w
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      I avoid them like I avoid AIDS, Herpes, and VD......I'm 68 and no prescriptions at all....

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  • 2 months ago

    No, as it is supposed to moisten passages and protect from germs

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  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If you don't have a bad reaction to it, why stop?

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  • JonZ
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No. That's what my doctor recommended I do to relieve my dry, irritated nostrils. It works by keeping the area moist. There are no negatives to doing this.

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    • Lili
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Never, ever, put anything like petroleum jelly or some sort of oil in the nostrils.

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  • 2 months ago

    theres no harm in doing that, keep doing it if it helps

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