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redness from chapped lips

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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
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Chapped lips: Try lip balm or olive oil or butter . use flouride free paste Drink plenty of fluids. avoid exposure to extremes of temperature.
Dr. Paul Williams
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Topical steroids: Try 1% hydrocortisone ointment. You may need something more potent, but that would require a doctor visit.

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A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
41 years experience Pediatrics
Is it possible : That it is a birthmark? Get it checked out by a dermatologist
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Probably not...: Airborne allergies usually affect the more sensitive 'skin' inside eyes, nose, and airways. While a contact allergic reaction could explain your sympt ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Lip eczema treatable: Persistent chapped lips is lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream plus vaseline or aquaphor to retain moisture. ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Allergy: "chapped" lips would be cracked and/or peeling, you would be able to tell easily. That would be due to dryness; however, your description is suspiciou ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Beck
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Dermatitis: This could be perioral dermatitis or sometimes a yeast infection can be present. First line of therapy is to not to irritate it. A topical low-med pot ... Read More
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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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dermatitis: Do you have nasal alergies and feel congested? Do you apply chaptix or other lipstick on your lips? The rings can be from skin dryness of contact alle ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Canker sores: Canker sores are often secondary to an infection somewhere else in your body, or to stress, or to eating too much spicy or acidic food. It is not herp ... Read More
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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lip rash: It can be eczema or contact dermatitis, avoid using any cosmetics or lipstick and apply an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream and moisturizer to he ... Read More

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