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A 18-year-old female asked:

My lower lips always chapped and dry so i always licking my lips and i also used vaseline but one day suddenly my lower lips under become thrush .it is so red and swollen and so i take pills for thrush so thrush has gone but swollen lips has not gone?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Can call Dr on video: Persistent dry or chapped lips may be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lip sunscreen chemicals can cause an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's her habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods, juices, or saliva. A doctor can sort things out.

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Last updated Oct 19, 2020

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