Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

lips and red and sore and dry and cracked and flaky

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dryness : Use lotion twice a day and that should help.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 12-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
DRY SKIN: If it is in winter months only, just put extra moisturizers, the best one will be vaseline. Too much use of chap sticks on and around dry, cracked/cha ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. Danielle DeHoratius
19 years experience Dermatology
Aquaphor: The other answer has some good suggestions and i just wanted to add the above product to the list.
1
1 thank
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farrant Sakaguchi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Remember the basics: Have you also been using a lip balm like vaseline or chapstick? If your entire lips are dry and cracked, and you are feeling healthy otherwise, my fi ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr.
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
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 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
20 years experience Pediatrics
Fordyce spots: If these spots are very small and don't bother you at all they are likely Fordyce spots. These are actually normal oil glands which, for reasons of i ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Angular cheilitis: Symptoms sound like angular cheilitis: acute or chronic inflammation of the skin located at the angles of the mouth. Lesions are often bilateral and m ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Atopic dermatitis : This could be atopic dermatitis. Over the counter lowest strength Hydrocortisone cream for a week might help , not longer than that. Can cause skin th ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
24 years experience Urgent Care
Get it looked at: you need someone to look at it to diagnose it. How do you know it isn't a cold sore, impetigo, or something else? Answer: have a physician look at it ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Might be lip eczema: Persistent chapped lips might be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
No: A "cold sore", herpes simplex type 1, will evolve from tingling to tiny blister to raw spot to scab. Heals in 1 or 2 weeks. For dry, irritated lips, t ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month