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A 38-year-old member asked:

I use lip balm so much to make sure they are moisturized with camphor, menthol, of phenol. so why are my lips still so dry?

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Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Chapped lips: you may be overusing these medications and causing a contact dermatitis to occur, keeping them dry and peeling. Seek medical attention to make sure you are not experiencing a skin reaction to these products or have a superficial skin infection from them

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Last updated Jun 28, 2014

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