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Mineral oil / petrolatum topical Side Effects

Applies to mineral oil / petrolatum topical: ointment

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Mild itching, burning, drying, or stinging.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking mineral oil / petrolatum topical:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

Not all side effects for mineral oil / petrolatum topical may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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