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Substitute for chapstick

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Lip balms: Some Lip balms contain materials that some people try to avoid such as Octinoxate, Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Cinnimate or parabens.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Yes: If someone with herpes uses your chapstick then you certainly can catch it if you use it after that person. So, it probably is not a good idea to shar... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology 52 years experience
Chapstick: Chapstick is a moisturizer with a heavy consistency, most appropriate for the lips. It has no lasting effect on the quality of the skin. While using... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Possible: I'm more worried about the chapstick than the cigarette. Smoking is short intermittent touches to your lips, less likely for transmission. On the othe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Only time will tell: and you can do nothing now to prevent it. Not a good idea to share personal applicators of any type. Good luck!
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 20 years experience
Kind of: Chapstick itself is camphor, beeswax, and scents. Those are not harmful. A child could eat the chapstick and possibly aspirate it and choke, however f... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not really: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healin... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Contaminate chapstip: I am not sure. If you have cold sore blisters it is best not to share eating utensils, chap sticks or lips sticks or kiss in order to prevent spreadin... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Simple vaseline: ASpply a thin layer 2-3 times daily.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Dykstra
44 years experience
Need more info: Are the lips dry? Are they cracked.? Are they sunburned? It can be many things, but without more info, no good response.
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