(06-23-2015, 09:48 PM)player Wrote: Sore nose use lanolin. It is similar to Vaseline but it is collected from sheep's wool. Organic, not a petrochemical like Vaseline. The kind I got is in a tube at the pharmacy and is used as a nipple salve for nursing mothers. Just a little (very little) dab on the outer rim of the nose and anywhere the mask touches the nasal passages. It will cure that problem at least.
The term "organic" is poorly defined, even for scientists.
Vaseline comes from crude oil, which comes from plants, so is it "organic?"
Coal comes from a natural process from plants as well. Is coal tar "organic?"
There are plenty of "natural" plant and animal substances that are very harmful to people. Caffeine, cyanide, hydrochloric acid, botulin toxin, carcinogenic aflatoxin, nicotine, tobacco, etc. You're also more likely to get an allergic reaction from "natural" chemicals.
What danger do you think comes from Vaseline?
However, "Lanisnoh HPA Lanolin" is the usual recommendation. It's found in the nursing mother supplies area of many stores.
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