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Steve Xu, MD, dermatologist; instructor, Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine.
Google Patents: “Improvement in products from petroleum.”
The Journal of Clinical Investigation: “Skin care in the aging female: myths and truths.”
Indian Journal of Dermatology: "Moisturizers: The Slippery Road."
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: “Petrolatum: Barrier repair and antimicrobial responses underlying this 'inert' moisturizer.”
Indian Dermatology Online Journal: “Topical Therapies in Psoriasis.”
Seminars in Plastic Surgery: Update on Postsurgical Scar Management.”
JAMA Pediatrics: “Cost-effectiveness of Prophylactic Moisturization for Atopic Dermatitis.”
American Academy of Pediatrics: “Head Lice.”
The Journal of Pediatric Nurses: “Home remedies to control head lice: assessment of home remedies to control the human head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidawe).”
CDC: “Parasites: Treatment.”
American Academy of Dermatology: “How to prevent and treat blisters,” “5 ways to use petroleum jelly for skin care,” “Treating sunburn.”
Harvard Health Publishing: “Hemorrhoids.”
Cleveland Clinic: “Top 6 Winter Health Hazards and How to Beat Them.”
American Academy of Ophthalmology: “How To Use Cosmetics Safely Around Your Eyes,” “Can petroleum jelly (Vaseline) be put into an eye that was scratched by being poked with paper?”
University of Illinois Extension: “Stain Solutions: Petroleum Jelly.”
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: “Oxygen Safety in the Hospital.”
American Lung Association: “Using Oxygen Safely.”
University of Chicago Medicine, Comer Children’s: “Caring for Your Child on Oxygen.”
Mayo Clinic: “Petroleum jelly: Safe for a dry nose?”
International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy: “Safety in the use of Vaseline during oxygen therapy: the pharmacist’s perspective.”
Northern New England Poison Center: “Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline, Aquaphor)."
Obstetrics and Gynecology: “Intravaginal practices and risk of bacterial vaginosis and candidiasis infection among a cohort of women in the United States.”
Journal of Applied Sciences: "A Review on Petroleum: Source, Uses, Processing, Products and the Environment."
Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner, MD on October 19, 2019
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