U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
San Diego, CA
A 24-year-old female asked:

my lips are severely dry and chapped. no ointment i have used is helping. what is the next step? i have used aquaphor, vaseline, and vaniply

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Lip allergy & eczema: 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. Hydrocortisone for 1 wk helps.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

A 43-year-old member asked:

Could using vaseline on your lips be a health risk?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
NO: Vaseline/petroleun jelly is considered non-toxic. I suppose it could cause loose stools but not to a serious extent.
Trinidad and Tobago
A 40-year-old female asked:

My lips are bruised and puffy occassionally but it keeps reoccurring , vaseline seems to soothe them?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pradeep Parihar
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Lips: Try to drink more plain water and eat healthy fruits vegetable . Vaseline use is okay.
GA
A 29-year-old female asked:

I have tiny bumps on my lips that seem wet when I put Vaseline on them. What could this be?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Well: It could be herpes or nonspecific inflammatory condition. Consult dermatologist your primary care doctor in person for specific diagnosis and treatment

Related questions

A 34-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
A 40-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 29-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 41-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 52-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Oct 18, 2019

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.