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A 52-year-old female asked:

I have had dry lips for two months i have tried vaseline and all kinds of chap stick.what will help?

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Dr. Anthony Nikko
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Tips for dry lips: Dry lips can occur during any season, especially in certain climate conditions. Avoid licking which aggravates the dryness and causes the lips to constantly chap. Instead, apply aquaphor or aveeno (oatmeal) healing ointment to moisten and mask from the sun.
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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 38 years experience
You may want to ask your doctor also; sometimes a hydrocortisone lip balm can be compounded to use periodically if the lips are very dry and scaly.
Jan 13, 2015
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Hydration: Most common cause of dry lips is dehydration, mouth breathing, dry air - especially with air conditioning as well as some medications which can have such side effects. Try increasing your water intake, use a cool mist humidifier in bedrooms, and check side effects of your meds. If no resolution see your doctor for other causes.
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Last updated Apr 24, 2015

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