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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Edwards
25 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience Family Medicine
Hydrating lip: Bams, occasionally steroid topical creams and if too severe for those choices, a dermatologist will have further suggestions.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dry lips: Try Vaseline or OTC ChapStick. Do not lick your lips with your tongue. Drink plenty of water and minimize caffeine and alcohol.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Hydrocortisone 1%: Persistent chapped lips can be lip eczema, which may be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream (twice a day for 1 week) plus vaseline or ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Chapped lip remedy: Presuming chapped, cracked lips are due to cold weather and not toothpaste, contact allergy from lipstick compound and lip care products, or medicati ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
38 years experience Dentistry
Moisturize them: Keep them moist with some sort of cream so you won't be temped to lick them.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lip savers: Even though it is quite common to do, try as much as possible not to lick your lips. Instead try something as simple as vaseline. You can also look fo ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
See your Podiatrist: There are excellent treatments for heel fissures.
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Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Clean, dry skin: Diaper rash can be best managed with very absorbent diapers that are not placed tightly and get changed soon after soiling. Hygiene is the most import ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Many things can help: Acute treatments include anything that can cool the skin. Unless you are allergic aloe containing products can help with symptoms. Further, anti-inf ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Depends: The treatment or best thing to do is entirely dependent on the rash type. Different rashes are caused by different processes and therefore have differ ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
Ice on and off: Generally, the lip swelling can be reduced with ice pack placed for 20 minutes off.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
38 years experience Transplant Surgery
Not what - WHEN: The key to helping chapped hands is treating them well. Keep them clean. Avoid harsh products. When you wash them, dry them off well. Then, immediatel ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brenda Latowsky
16 years experience Dermatology
Aquaphor Lip Repair: Hello LukasH, I would recommend Aquaphor Lip Repair. It's active ingredients include nourishing vitamins, Shea Butter, and soothing Camomile which al ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical car ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
To shorten the : Duration of these painful sores, an oral, prescription antiviral will be the best. Over the counter, try abreva.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Cold Sore: It will not hurt or help however unless you put it on your finger you will contaminate the stick or jar and then it needs to be dumped. Cold sores hea ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Moisturizing: Eczema is often controlled by strategies to reduce drying of skin. Avoid irritants (harsh soap, hot water) and apply moisturizer immediately after bat ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Dry scalp: Well, first you could certainly try a dandruff shampoo. Look for something that says "for dry scalp" or other similar statement. You may need to use ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Vitamin C: Vitamin c can help as can otc products with topical anesthetics such as benzocaine.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Many types? : There are different kinds of mouth ulcers, traumatic, aphthous, and some related to medical conditions. The type and cause determines the best treatm ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Soothe tonsillitis: Pain control with otc Motrin or Ibuprofen can be helpful. Hydrogen peroxide gargles are also useful. For best improvement, see your doctor for diagnos ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Acne: Facial acne can be mild or become severe. If the acne is significant it is a good idea to see a dermatologist early on who can teach you about acne a ... Read More
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