A 31-year-old male asked about a 31-year-old female:
i have 3 fine stitches in my lip from a removed granuloma. i am applying bactroban (mupirocin) twice daily. my lips are dry, can i use a lip balm to stop cracks?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 38 years experience
Yes: Use a lip balm to moisturize the lips. In general though, avoid those with fragrances and flavors.
4932 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 21 years experience
Sure: Glycerin based or petroleum based to attract and retain lip moisture, no parabens or other preservatives. Neosporin lip health good possible choice and will be ok with pregnancy.
4930 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 28, 2018
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