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substitute for chapstick

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lip balms: Some Lip balms contain materials that some people try to avoid such as Octinoxate, Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Cinnimate or parabens.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
You will break out: You will break out with rash and may cause some swelling as well.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Both healthy no cold sores not much however the opposite is also true.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
No but feels like it: I have been there! truly there is no secret ingredient in balms that get us hooked but once we get used to not having dry, sunburned, abused lips by f ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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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
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
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. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: Not in the strict definition of the word.

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