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    Mayo Clinic Minute: The many benefits of petroleum jelly

Fingers dipped into a jar of vaseline petroleum jelly.Of all the ways to battle winter's dry skin issues, the cheapest and easiest remedy may be petroleum jelly.

“It’s an oil derived from paraffin wax that has many uses,” says Mayo Clinic dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis. “I’m constantly recommending petroleum jelly to my patients.”

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Davis shows just how far petroleum jelly can go in making you and your family comfortable this winter. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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