Sunday, June 3, 2018


During our "winter" I advised that gently lining your nose with Vaseline would prevent dry nose.

I was wrong.  In this morning's Daily Breeze column "The People's Pharmacy"  two  people wrote in to say Don't Do It. "Inhaling  small particles of petroleum jelly can result in chemical pneumonitis."

Another wrote that "The oil goes to your lungs and they have no way to get rid of it."

The label says "for external use only" and because Vaseline is such a useful tool for a variety of minor stuff - give your legs and elbows a slather post-shower during cold weather to keep skin moist-ish, I erred.

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