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See Physician: How long have you had dry lips for and for how long have you been using petroleum jelly? There are many causes of dry lips including but not limited to: dry or cold weather, sun damage, wind exposure, dehydration, spicy foods, allergies, smoking, fungal infections, vitamin deficiencies, side effects of medications and some skin disorders, and some medical conditions.See your md for diagnosis & tx. ...Read more
Licking lips: Usually caused by licking your lips, keep them moist with some sort of cream. ...Read more
Used HIV friend lipstick on my bleeding lips, will I get HIV if she used on her bleeding lips and I used it after?
Extremely unlikely: Lipsticks contain preservatives that should inactivate HIV. But if your friend is known to have HIV, and if she isn't on treatment for HIV and has a high viral load, there could be a very small risk of transmission the lipstick was contaminated with blood and you also had cuts or bleeding of your lips. If in doubt, discuss with her and your doctor. But most likely no worries. ...Read more
Moisture cream: Moisture cream of some sort is best, and try not to lick your lips. ...Read more
I have a bleeding wound on my lips and I have used my friend's lipsticks. Will I get HIV considering she has used it on her bleeding lips before?
No: HIV isn't transmitted in this setting. Back in the old days when HIV was not treatable, household contacts simply didn't infect each other except by sharing sex or needle drugs. HIV can't penetrate a wound that's scabbed over, and you're not going to apply lipstick to a fresh hemorrhage. Your friend cannot infect you no matter what unless she's infected herself. Please read up on HIV. Cheers. ...Read more
I have a bleeding wound on my lips and I have used my friend's lipsticks. Will I get HIV considering she has used it on her HIV bleeding lips before?
Baby w/ helmet rolled out of laundry basket onto the tile floor, landed on her face, has fat lip, bleeding lip stopped she seems ok. Brain injury? Er?
Difficult question: Difficult question due to knot enough facts known. It is always safest to have a baby with concern of a head injury to be assessed at er. That being said, no loss of consciousness, no vomiting, did not hit head, more than likely okay. However, if prior bleed or head injury, this increases chances of further injury. Difficult for us to say from this side of the computer, but safe is better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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