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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Edwards
26 years experience Family Medicine
Hydrate: for most people keeping hydrated improves chapped lips, some would advise against petrolium products and chapstick and rec olive oil. sounds strange b ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: Chapped lips aren't actively bleeding. They are sealed with fibrin and platelets. You're not going to have virally-infected blood enter your system th ... Read More
Dr. Robert Devin
47 years experience Dentistry
Kissing and HIV: Dentist hear this concern frequently. We know a lot about HIV . One of our own was blamed without scientific evidence for its spread. Nevertheless, to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shokri Wahib
29 years experience Dentistry
Dehydration: One common cause is dehydration.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Dry/sun/wind/licking: Chapped lips? Hydrate well- water is best. You can apply lip balms with beeswax base or oil base creams. Remember that lips require solar protection ... Read More
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Chapped Lips: You may think of chapped lips as something that only happens in the winter. But the truth is, unless you take special care, your lips can get dry, sor ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Moisturize: You need to hydrate your lips from the inside. Focus on drinking water as your primary beverage and apply balm to your lips daily. Make sure that li ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Lip Balm: Chapped lips is caused by the evaporation of moisture which leaves them dry and cracked. This can be caused by cold weather, wind, sun, mouth breathin ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Topical moisteners: Cahpped lips are dry and lack water/oil on the surface. There are many otc preparations such as carmex and chapstick which are quite effective. It m ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Marxen
36 years experience Periodontics
Vaseline: Keep them moist! chapstick or vaseline.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Chapped Lips: To treat chapped lips: discontinue use of the causing medications, if possible. If medications cannot be discontinued, apply petroleum jelly as ofte ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes but...: You can get Chapstick (which comes in lots of flavors) even better. Then you have to ask why your lips are so dry? Are you taking other meds which dry ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
Many things: First (and most difficult) is to stop licking them. You may think you are not but you may be very surprised. Often a vaseline type cover will help pro ... Read More
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