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A 21-year-old female asked:

What can i do about chapped lips ?

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Dr. William Marchand
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Chapstick : Use chapstick. Vaseline is another option.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna commented
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Use it as frequently as needed
Oct 30, 2013
Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Vaseline: I find the best thing is vaseline, in a jar or a tube, that you can put on your finger and then dab gently on your lips every night before bed and then every morning. Aquaphor ointment may feel even better but is more expensive. And then there are all different brands of what has often been called chapstick after an old familiar brand. You can carry these with you and use when necessary all day.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What's to be done about chapped lips?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Chapped lips: Chapped lips are caused by dryness of the lips. Part of the underlying problem may be that you need to drink more water or fluids. Other than that, you will need to use something that will keep the lips moist. This could be as simple as vaseline or lip balm, medicated or not. Apply frequently until the lips are soft and supple and there is no more cracking.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What can I do about bad chapped lips?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Fluid+moisterizer: Make sure you take in adequate amount of fluid regularly. Use of lip moisterizer/ointment may help. Avoid/minmize use of certain medication such as antihistamines and others having dry-mouth side-effects etc...If these fail, you may need to get it checked out by your doc...
A 43-year-old member asked:

How can I cure very chapped lips?

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
Many things: First (and most difficult) is to stop licking them. You may think you are not but you may be very surprised. Often a vaseline type cover will help protect your lips and allow them to resolve. However, it is always possible that you have become sensitive to something you have already been using. Keep it simple if you don't get better you should see a dermatologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How to heal chapped lips?

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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Moisturize: You need to hydrate your lips from the inside. Focus on drinking water as your primary beverage and apply balm to your lips daily. Make sure that lip balm has spf protection, as well.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what could I do for chapped lips?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Chapped lips: To prevent chapped lips you can apply honey or coconut oil to the lips several times a day. Or you can apply fresh cream to your lips for ten minutes. Wash off with tepid water. Always hydrate well with water.

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