A 19-year-old male asked:
Hi i have an issue where the area around my lips gets sore everytime i lick them it's a habit i just want to understand it more.green vaseline helps.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohananswered
Dermatology 59 years experience
Saliva: Saliva is very irritating outside the mouth. Apply vaseline or Aquaphor or chapstick very frequently. Consider consulting a psychologist. Behavior therapy can be effective to control OCD compulsive behavior.When it is less irritated you will lick less. When you stop licking the skin will heal.
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Last updated Jan 18, 2015
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