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Baby Chapped Lips Treatment
Chapped lips: The tendency for most of us is to lick our lips to moisten them. This is the first thing not to do! Try to avoid licking your lips. You can also use the lip balm of choice. Lipstick isn't designed usually to rehydrate lips, so stick with stuff that is. One of the more effective is vaseline. You just have to keep reapplying it. Try chapstick, blistex or carmex. There are others, too. ...Read more
I regularly get dry & chapped lips, even though I drink plenty of water, any possible indication of causes? & possible treatments please? I use lipglos
Chapped, dry lips: Do u take any medications or supplements? Any vitamin a derivative moisturizers? Otc antihistamines? Many meds (rx & otc) can cause dry lips/skin. Flavored lip balms tend to encourage licking lips more, resulting in chapping. Per mayo clinic derm dr. Gibson, use oil-based lubricating cream/lip balm with petrolatum/beeswax. Before going out in cold, dry weather, apply lip balm w/sunscreen. ...Read more
May be normal: Baby's skin is very thin and thus veins can be obvious. Veins are normally greenish. If the "veins" you mentioned are of different color, your friendly pediatrician maybe able to help you. ...Read more
Surgery: Only surgery will correct cleft lip or palate. Most surgeons in the u.S will do the lip repair at about 6-10 weeks old, and the palate repair at 10-12 months old. Of course there are variations in this depending on the surgeon, the hospital, and the individual baby's situation. ...Read more
My new born baby boy has cleft lips and palate, he is just five days old, when should I start treatment?
Have had cracked peeling lips since childhood. Tried all chap sticks and nothing works. Thin layer of skin tears right off. Cause and treatment?
My child has a cold sore on her upper lip that has a black in the middle of it and her lip is swollen. Will an OTC treatment work?
Two phase lip care: Chapped lips untreated can lead to scarring. Moisture is needed in the lips to prevent drying from wind and sun. Severe chapping is usually caused by trying to moisten lips with saliva. Saliva has digestive protien enzymes that will attack the lips. Treat in two steps. Moisten with water, pat dry with a tissue. Apply vasoline with a cotton swab. In 5 minutes pat off excess. Apply lip baum. Bid. ...Read more
Yes: Perfectly safe. Can also use vaseline or light coating with lip balm. ...Read more
Many things: First (and most difficult) is to stop licking them. You may think you are not but you may be very surprised. Often a vaseline type cover will help protect your lips and allow them to resolve. However, it is always possible that you have become sensitive to something you have already been using. Keep it simple if you don't get better you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Stop licking: Really, using a barrier such as vaseline or chapstick is important, but the most important thing you can do is to not lick your lips. Other things are to stay out of the sun and avoid wind burn. You would be amazed at how drying the wind is to skin and lips. ...Read more
Chapped lips. Very dry. Using moisturiser every night for the last 15 years. Miss one night and extremely dry lips. Bleeds on second miss. Any cure?
Dehydration: You may very well be existing in a constant state of dehydration. The majority of the population is. Try increasing your fluid intake - particularly water- so that your urine is clear to light yellow in color. If this does not help, see the dermatologist for further evaluation. If you are dehydrated, rehydrating will make you feel better overall, as well. Good Luck. ...Read more
There are several reasons to have peeling lips. Irritation or allergy from lip balms or lipstick is common. Avoid these products until resolved. 1% Hydrocortisone ointment two to four times daily often works within 7 to 10 days. If not, seek medical attention.
Precancerous and cancers can cause localized scaling. ...Read more
Not much: If no other sx-ice frequently and patience. They will go away. ...Read more
Dear Doc, my baby is 15 months, she's getting ulcer on her head, after it has healed, it show another ulcer.. how to treatment this disease? Thanks
Biopsy may be needed: The treatment for the recurrent ulcer depends on the cause. Certain infections can be treated with antibiotics. Less common causes can be determined by having a biopsy performed by a dermatologist. ...Read more
5 mo old baby has 2 different ears, one is flat against his head, other is slightly bigger and sticks out, Is it likely the sticking out ear will become less prominent or harden closer to the head? Cartilage still very soft, any treatment options?
Depends: This is not unusual and the treatment if any depends on the degree of difference. Kids most often come out this way do to the way they are positioned in the womb, or gradually develop it due to sleep position. In the US, plastic surgeons may treat with a variety of inserts positioned within and around the ear or ears. You might check with your doc first to see if won't improve on its own. ...Read more
I keep having recurring thrush episodes and my husband also after we have sex no over the counter treatment seems to work. We got it after our baby had thrush in the mouth I'm assuming I had it in my mouth and giving him oral caused us to both get it now
Need to see your doctor
No OTCwill help ...Read more
How should I rinse a 5mo baby's mouth after a budesonide neb treatment? Give her formula? How do I make sure she's inhaling? Use pacifier adapter?
Baby had thrush. After nystatin treatment we still find white patches in mouth on cheeks that can we wiped away. Can this be milk residue?
It could be: Infants and formula as well as breast milk can often be found on the tongue and on the oral cavity and be misconstrued as an oral thrush. Nest to let the dr. Examine your child again and assure the thrush (if it ever was thrush) has resolved, and all it is now is milk residue. Best wishes. ...Read more
My baby has chicken pox and her tongue and mouth are full of spots! She can't feed, sleep and cries a lot! Is there a treatment for her mouth?
Benadryl/Maalox: Mix equal parts of liquid Benadryl and maalox. Then take a q-tip and paint the mixture on to the sore areas. You can also give oral tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain relief. You don't mention age, but if old enough (like past 8 months) can let her lick on a popsicle for relief. Do not use any products containing aspirin. And people out there - ge your varicella vaccine on time so babies don't catch it! ...Read more