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A 48-year-old male asked:

Hi doctors, i have a question for you. how come my lip so dry? even though i try to drinking a lot of water. thanks

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can examine: Persistent chapped lips might be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone 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 some foods and juices. A doctor can sort things out.

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