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Why petroleum jelly may not be the best thing to heal cuts

BBC News -------- The label says petroleum jelly can help protect minor cuts, scrapes and burns. But new research suggests immediately slathering an open wound with this ointment might be a bad idea. Scientists have studied how the skin creates its own "natural plaster" to help heal these injuries. Oil-based substances, such as petroleum jelly, appear to disrupt this important process, and might increase the risk of wound infection, they say in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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