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Substitute for chapstick

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Here's all the info you need on treating dry, chapped lips. Do not use toothpaste. Your best bet is to go out and replenish your chapstick or purchase... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
ChapStick is overused by some people, often to the point of addiction. Short term substitute, try Vaseline. If you are overusing ChapStick or any othe... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
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
Dermatology 27 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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology 53 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 38 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Emergency Medicine 48 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!
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 21 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Family Medicine 49 years experience
Simple vaseline: ASpply a thin layer 2-3 times daily.
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