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Elkton, MD
A 30-year-old female asked:

Have always had dry cracked peeling lips. no chapstick has helped. last all year round. been going on for over 20 years now. cause and treatment?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Dry skin: Several possibilities come to mind, including chronic dry skin that has a genetic component. Medication reactions and vitamin deficiency can cause cracked lips. The most common cause of dry cracked lips is excessive licking and repeated drying of the skin of the lips.
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