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A 52-year-old male asked:

4 yrs old son has severly dry cracked lips bleeding now. olive oil and kids chap stick not helping. can i use glycerin or any other suggestion please.

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: I would recommend keeping your son well hydrated. Sometimes dry lips may indicate dehydration. If he is otherwise well, the chapstick without any oil can be continued until healed. If the area is infected, antibiotics may be prescribed by your PCP.

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