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Oxygen and lip balm

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Kathanddaisy2012 Sat 29-Dec-12 09:54:58

Hi there, I have a 7month old little girl who has only just come out of hospital. She is on oxygen and I need some advise on lip balms which are safe to use. The scary fact is that the hospital always used to use vasoline!!! Anyone know of anywhere I can get a good product from?

zzzzz Sat 29-Dec-12 10:38:21

I was going to suggest vasoline, blush, but I am old fashioned.

If she is not allergic any oil should do. Olive oil? Butter? Veg oil? Lard (yik)?

SallyBear Sat 29-Dec-12 10:44:09

I suppose I hadn't thought too hard about the ingredients as Vaseline is made from petroleum. Anyway, what about a bees wax product? Burt's Bees is great stuff here.

kickassmomma Sat 29-Dec-12 23:31:08

My little gel was also on oxygen for a while under no circumstances do you use anything with oil in! It can cause burns to the skin. You cannot use anything with petroleum in either we cudnt use a lot of creams (dd had eczema) it would probably be best to phone your oxygen supplier which I'm assuming is air Liquide? They will be able to advise you smile

Needathickerskin Sun 30-Dec-12 01:28:20

Is ky jelly ok, as a water based lube? blush

kickassmomma Sun 30-Dec-12 11:56:32

I think you can use water based productssmile

zzzzz Sun 30-Dec-12 13:48:38

Phone NHS direct, this sounds like you need to know best practice.

We use ky jelly because it absorbs well (not for oxygen), I'm not sure it will give you prolonged support.

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