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What should i use on my dry lips? yesterday i fell on my face and messed up my lip pretty badly. i've already seen a doctor but now my lips are super dry. there are some scraps on my lips so i wasn't sure if there is something i should use other than chap

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Good : Good old vaseline will help moisturize, but not irritate your lips. Stronger, medicated lip balms could sting or be uncomfortable on the areas of injury. Watch for signs and symptoms of infection such as increasing redness, swelling, pain, fever, or drainage of pus. If you see any of these, call your doctor.
Dr. Louis Sterling
Prosthodontics 37 years experience
Several choices: Try Bacitracin ointment or blistex creme. Both will sooth and aid healing.
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Use a lip ointment with the ingredient dimethicone.
Mar 24, 2013

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