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What would you recommend for extremely dry, cracked lips with a red ring around the mouth. Been this way for 6 months and used doxycycline and elidel (pimecrolimus).

What would you recommend for extremely dry, cracked lips with a red ring around the mouth. Been this way for 6 months and used doxycycline and elidel (pimecrolimus).

Lip dryness: First you need to stop using all topical stuff on your lips, such as lip balm, lipstick, etc. It can be a contact dermatitis. I would only use vaseline and Elidel (pimecrolimus) twice a day. Do you have skin rashes anywhere else? If so, seek the opinion of an allergist to find out the cause of your problem. ...Read more

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I've been having a recurring redness around the mouth, swelling of the lips in the morning, every thing red iches, cracked skin in the corners of the mouth, it's like a red ring around the mouth to my nose and to the bottom of my chin I've tried many thin

I've been having a recurring redness around the mouth, swelling of the lips in the morning, every thing red iches, cracked skin in the corners of the mouth, it's like a red ring around the mouth to my nose and to the bottom of my chin I've tried many thin

Sensitive skin: It may help to discuss with a physician because a lot of questions come to mind that would help differentiate possible causes. A common situation is contact sensitivity often to cosmetics or lip products, especially if there are fragrances or plant extracts contained in the products. Try avoiding these and take care to moisturize to promote healing (using frangrance/additive free product). ...Read more

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Can I use vaseline instead of chap stick on my 4 yrs old son's repeatedly cracked lips? Is it safe as he will lick some of it in?

Can I use vaseline instead of chap stick on my 4 yrs old son's repeatedly cracked lips? Is it safe as he will lick some of it in?

Yes: Chapsticks contain vaseline too. It might be called petrolatum but that's what it is. The small quantities that you would put on the lips should not cause any harm even if ingested. ...Read more

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Lump from end lip to cheek.grows and shrinks since 2yrs old.has worsen.very red and cracked still grows and shrinks.dc says clogged vein.advice?????

Lump from end lip to cheek.grows and shrinks since 2yrs old.has worsen.very red and cracked still grows and shrinks.dc says clogged vein.advice?????

See a Specialist: A Facial Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist should examine you to determine a diagnosis. Congenital skin cyst or vascular elements may display the characteristics you are having. A specialist is more familiar with these types of issues and should be able to offer treatment to prevent or eliminate the recurrent inflammation you are describing. ...Read more

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4 yrs old son has severly dry cracked lips bleeding now. Olive oil and kids chap stick not helping. Can I use glycerin or any other suggestion please.

4 yrs old son has severly dry cracked lips bleeding now. Olive oil and kids chap stick not helping. Can I use glycerin or any other suggestion please.

Mgt: I would recommend keeping your son well hydrated. Sometimes dry lips may indicate dehydration. If he is otherwise well, the chapstick without any oil can be continued until healed. If the area is infected, antibiotics may be prescribed by your PCP. ...Read more

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Cracked my neck wrong, now I have 4 red lumps and knots running from my middle of my head to my clavicle.

Cracked my neck wrong, now I have 4 red lumps and knots running from my middle of my head to my clavicle.

Cracked neck: You must set up an appointment to see your Gynecologist as soon as possible! The doctor will take your medical history, examine you, and order labs. The results should be through within a day ro two and your doctor will contact you. Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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What is the remedy for cracked lips?

What is the remedy for cracked lips?

Lip savers: Even though it is quite common to do, try as much as possible not to lick your lips. Instead try something as simple as vaseline. You can also look for an emollient lip balm with a sunscreen. You will need to apply the product often throughout the day. ...Read more

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What's an organic homemade cure for cracked lips?

What's an organic homemade cure for cracked lips?

Honey, beeswax: Honey, put it on your lips, go to sleep, wake up and they'll be softer. Beeswax also good at holding moisture. ...Read more

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My 4year old son has very dry cracked lips all the time.What can it be?

Usually habit: In some kids this is due to lip licking. This is a habit occasionally triggered by chance events, but persisting because the kid is constantly bathing the lips with saliva which can dry the tissue.Your doc can confirm or exclude the label. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cracked lips?

What is the best treatment for cracked lips?

Moisturize them: Keep them moist with some sort of cream so you won't be temped to lick them. ...Read more

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What can I do for my dry, cracked lips?

What can I do for my dry, cracked lips?

Honey, beeswax: Honey, put it on your lips, go to sleep, wake up and they'll be softer. Beeswax also good at holding moisture. ...Read more

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What can you do to help heal severley cracked lips?

Sensiodyne, burts: Brutes bees products with beeswax are helpful.Change toothpaste to sensodyne. Avoid alcohol containing mouthwash- therafresh can help with dry mouth. Also if this is associated with dry mouth co q 10 has been reported to be useful. Moth greatness can have very dry lips so reason for mouth breathing must be addressed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure my chronic, dry cracked lips?

Dry lips: Most people with dry lips seem to lick their lips a lot. Licking the lips makes it worse, so try to stop that habit. And don't pick at them, either. Try to use a lip balm (like aquaphor healing ointment or vaseline lip therapy) a few times a day. Consider something with an spf as well. If it's just to corners of the mouth, you may have a fungal infection that needs a prescription cream. ...Read more

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How can I cure my cracked lips and make them look and feel soft?

Many answers: First , if mouth-breathing is the issue especially from a clogged nose, you need to get the nose open so that your lips do not get chapped from processing too much wind. Chipstick after each meal may also be helpful. Be sure you are not allergic to your lipstick. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for dry cracked lips for toddlers?

What is the best treatment for dry cracked lips for toddlers?

Beeswax: Beeswax would be a better choice. It'll treat the dry cracking lips but is non-toxic if swallowed. ...Read more