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A 17-year-old male asked:

my lower lip is always dry... even thoui peel the skin off.. they come back so quickly.. its been a week! m so frustrated.. what is the causes it?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Lip dryness & eczema: Persistent dry lip may be 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.

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Last updated Mar 19, 2017

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