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Lip balm useless for sticky lips, is there medication for this condition? Lips get dry I can imagine but why lips turn sticky? What's the mechanism?
Please see: Please see a dermatologist for evaluation. You may be allergic to lip balm. Try plain vaseline lip therapy. ...Read more
I just started back using blistex, but before I was using it my lips was never getting crusty so fast and forming dark crusty areas around my lips?
Cheilitis is a medical condition involving inflammation of the lip.
It is associated with many conditions, including megaloblastic anemia from vitamin B12 deficiency, iron deficiency anemia (which in severe cases can lead to plummer-vinson syndrome) and oral candidiasis. It can also be a symptom of allergies, such as allergy to balsam of peru and other agents. Rx with vaniply see doc if not better. ...Read more
I used some blistex and now my lips are having a allergic reaction and I have small bumps all over my lips, help?
How come even when I put Chapstick on my lips are always peeling and are really flakey? I've use eos & blistex 2 in one. Any suggestions?
Hard to say for sure: Hard to say for sure exactly what is causing the chapped and peeling lips, but there are some other things you can try. You can try a mixture of castor oil and petroleum jelly, or apply glycerine to the lips at bedtime. You might also want to try running a humidifier in the room (s)you spend most of your time in as well as increasing your water intake. Make sure you protect your lips with sunscreen too ...Read more
Split on inside of upper lip I have a split on the inside of my upper lip. I have tried hydrogen peroxide and blistex to try to cure it. This does not work. What else can I do?
My hand get dry in the winter and sometimes crack. Blistex works well for the lips, could it work remarkably well for the cracks on my hands?
Winter dry skin: Any form of moisturizer is going the help, the thicker the better. If you have significant cracks in your skin, the addition of a prescription strength cortisone (like traimcinolone acetonide 0.1% cream or ointment) will help a lot as well. Otherwise avoid getting your skin wet or soaked. ...Read more
I have had a rough patch on my lip for a couple of months. It feels like tiny scabs/dots on my upper lip. I don't have herpes. Blistex doesn't help.
See a doctor: Without the ability to examine this it is impossible to diagnose. Go and see someone. A couple of months is long enough to ignore it. Get diagnosed and treated if necessary. ...Read more
I have multiple colds on lips. Treated it with carmex, lysine, blistex, and abreva. Now my lips are swollen can't got to a doctor please help!?
My lips are always chapped, I use lip balm all the time. I have tried many kinds. Any suggestions?
Borofax: Don't know if you can find it anymore, but in my dental practice I use borofax which is a lip cream that includes boric acid and lanolin and keeps lips moist for hours. Originally made by burroughs-welcome, inc. ...Read more
My lips centre suddenly gone white and corner are very black. I used lip balm later I got into this problem, now its looks ugly.: (..
What did you apply?:
I suspect an allergy to something in the lip bam.
Parabense are often to blame. ...Read more
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Many things: This could be from many things from a dermatologic diagnosis to viramin deficiency to overuse of moisturizers. If you use moisturizers frequently, there may be a decrease in your body's natural lubricant production. Probably good idea to see your physician. ...Read more
Could someone be addicted to chapstick and and lip balm? I feel like I am getting to that level..
Chapstick: The chapstick and lip balm may be constantly irritating your lips, making you think you need more rather than less of this product. Overuse of these products is a habit, not an addiction, which can be broken. If your lips continue to be dry, I would seek medical attention which can treat recurrent infections on your lips. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have dry lips, I do use lip balm, but it just lasts for half an hour or so, sometimes my lips get chapped, any suggestions?
Protect your lips: Do not lick your lips, drink lots of fluids, avoid contact with irritants and practice breathing through your nose. If no improvement, dry lips may indicate an underlying problem and evaluation by your PCP is warranted. Take care. ...Read more
Hello. My lips are usually dry and flaky. A week ago, I did some exfoliation using lip scrub and a towel. I started applying a new lip balm as well.
Don't be a sucker: "Exfoliation" is seldom of any value. STOP. Do not scrub or otherwise abuse your poor lips. Try to stop licking because saliva is very irritating to the outside surfaces. Try frequent lubrication. You can use frequent applications of vaseline or Aquaphor or a stick. You fail to name your "new lip balm". ...Read more
I've used lip balm excessively & my lips don't produce their own moisture I haven't used lip balm in 8 weeks. How long until I can use lip balm again?
May resume: It is probably safe to resume but you may want to stay clear of any products containing petroleum or other toxic ingredients. Try a natural lip balm or a non allergenic product. If you can, stay out of the sun or make sure there is a SPF factor in the balm. If problems with your dryness persist a consultation with a Dermatologist would be appropriate. Good luck. ...Read more
When I was about 13 I started using lip balm. A lot. Like 24/7 and they were never chapped. Now a few years later there always chapped. I've researched it and it seems my lips have stopped producing their own moisture, I tried stop using lip balm and so f
See your DR: I suspect that you are compulsively licking your lips. There are techniques and meds to help you control this. There are a few diseases which cause dry mouth. There are meds which may do it. Large doses of Vit A (pills, not food) will do it. Mouth breathing or compulsive rubbing will do this. ...Read more
Chapped lip?: Allergy to lip balm is very uncommon but if it does cause problem, it will likely present with itchy, peeling, swollen, or chapped lips starting 24-72 hours after application from contact allergy which is different from the allergic reaction causing nasal and eye symptoms. ...Read more
U need to see an ENT: A bump on the lip can be a variety of different things. Commonly the mucosal lining of the lip (the red more moist part) contains tiny glands that secrete mucous, sometimes the glands become blocked and create small cysts that can be easily treated. Bumps can also represent growths, both benign and cancerous and should be addressed early to keep the problem simple. See an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Chapped lips: Sure both work very well. You just have to moisturize the lips to get them soft again. Good luck. ...Read more