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A 24-year-old female asked:

My lower lip is always chapped & peeling for 3yrs now.lip balm doesn't help either.help?

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Dr. Mamina Turegano
Specializes in Dermatology
See dermatology: There are many causes of chapped/peeling lips. Long-standing dry skin can be due to dehydration or a reaction to an allergen (whether it's a chemical in lip balm or in food). But it's important to make sure with a dermatologist that there isn't an underlying inflammatory disorder or, less likely, a premalignant/malignant condition. In the mean time, use a thicker ointment like vaseline or Aquaphor
Last updated Mar 3, 2016


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