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What can i do about perpetually chapped lips?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Lip eczema treatable: Persistent chapped lips is lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream plus vaseline or aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can sort things out.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Chronic? see doctor: Chapped lips? Hydrate well- water is best. You can apply lip balms with beeswax base or oil base creams. Remember that lips require solar protection just like your skin – apply & reapply balms or creams with a minimum spf of 15. Going skiing ?- protect from sun & windburn by covering with a scarf or a ski / snowboard face mask with visor. Dry air? - use a humidifier. Try not to lick your lips!

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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

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