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Burning Chapped Lips Causes
I have had random lip burning for 3 mths. HSV IgG test was neg after 5 weeks from possible exposure. Now have chapped lips with a white spot. Herpes?
May be: HSV IGG is not 100%. Your symptoms are vague and may not be indicative of HSV. If you ever had a fluid filled blister on your lip and if it is recurring then you may have HSV. Culturing such a lesion is a better test than the IGG. Chapped lips or white spots are probably not HSV. However if you've had unprotected sex in the past few months and have symptoms indicative of HSV you may need retesting ...Read more
I am taking sotret 20mg b.d for the last 10days (for acne).I have notiched chapped lips & also vulva area itches sometimes, burning during urination.
CHECK WITH DOCTOR WHO PRESCRIBED THE SOTRET IN THE FIRST PLACE.
YOU HAVE REDUCE THE DOSAGE TO ONCE DAILY.
BEST LUCK ...Read more
Dry/sun/wind/licking: Chapped lips? Hydrate well- water is best. You can apply lip balms with beeswax base or oil base creams. Remember that lips require solar protection just like your skin – apply & reapply balms or creams with a minimum spf of 15. Going skiing? - protect from sun & windburn by covering with a scarf or a ski / snowboard face mask with visor. Dry air? - use a humidifier. Try not to lick your lips! ...Read more
Peel and chapped lip: By its nature, the peel removes older damaged skin. It reconstitutes from deeper skin structures. The new skin is often delicate, tender, and dry at first. If not properly moisturized, it can feel chaffed, dry, and irritated. Hopefully you did not do your own peel. Moisturize with a petroleum-based ointment like Aquephor. Medicated ointments may be the cause of irritation and inflammation. ...Read more
My 7 year old daughter has a severe burning feeling around the outter sides of her lips. What can I use to sooth this and what can the cause be?
Cheilitis: Is inflammation of the lips. Most often this is caused by dryness/chapping and sun exposure. Allergies may contribute. Lip licking, biting or rubbing habits are frequently involved. Paradoxically, constant licking of the lips causes drying and irritation. Digestive enzymes present in saliva or even infection (herpes) can contribute. Barrier lubricants (lip salve or Vaseline) helps;discuss with Doc ...Read more
I have had chapped lips for a couple of months and have a drawer full of every chap stick that is available for purchase. What is the best remedy?
What can cause extremely dry & chapped lips? I drink plenty of water & try different chapsticks. However, they still get very chapped. I work inside.
Too much?: The the most common mistake we make is keeping the lips wet with saliva; this makes dryness even worse. You have probably developed dryness related to the weather or office environment. After it starts we "check" (lick) all the time not realizing that we are making the problem worse. Use your favorite chapstick and try your best to not "check". Hope this helps! ...Read more
Chapped vs Cheilitis: Your symptoms may be related to chapped lips if you live in a cool, dry climate. Keeping the lips moisturized with Chapstick or similar product may help in this setting. Cheilitis is inflammation of the lips or of a lip, a condition linked to nutritional deficiencies, namely vitamin B -- Riboflavin (B2) and Cyanocobalamin (B12) -- and iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more
What is the causes of dry lips that associated with burning sensation and itching? And how I manage that?
Lip allergy & eczema: Persistent chapped lips is lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more
Please can you advice me of what cream I should use for my chopped and like burning lips cause by cold sores, please I need your advice because it alm?
Lip eczema treatable: After cold sores, persistent chapped lips can be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream a few days, plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's her habit). Once cracked, lips can get irritated by foods and juices. ...Read more
My inner lips burn and so does it when my husband ejaculates in me. I have herpes could it be something that causes the burning?
My lips can suddenly be red and slightly swollen with burning/stinging sensation. It happens randomly. What might be the cause of it?
Contact dermatitis: I assume you are also applying OTC lip balms such as Carmen, aquaphor etc. These products hydrate your lips but paradoxically can actually perpetuate the problem if you are allergic to the fragrance or wool alcohol in these products. Try using pure Vaseline exclusively for the next week (which does not contain sensitizers) and see if it gets better. ...Read more
Chapped lips for 1.5mo; various chapsticks & 2-3l of water (no soda/coffee/caffeinated drinks) daily, still no improvement. Possible causes & tx?
Review causes of cha: Number one cause is mouth breathing, number two cause dehydration by alcohol use or use of diuretics. Nasal congestion from chronic b-6 def. Causing t-helper dominance causes allergy. A deviated septum,), causing allergic increased nasal blood flow with swelling of nasal membranes blocking air flow through nasal openings. Inactive b-6 is demonstrated by high b-6. Low b-6, junk food, no more. ...Read more
This type of question is too complicated to answer in this type of forum. There could be any combination of causes depending on age, medications taken, allergies, physical ailments, etc.
Please get yourself to a dentist or physician to have them try to solve this puzzle for you. ...Read more
Doubtful: Although you may experience thrush and chapped lips at the same time, it is unlikely that the conditions are related. The yeast that causes thrush requires a warm, moist environment, such as the inside of the mouth and throat. Chapped lips are caused by drying conditions in the environment. ...Read more
Both lips are burning, swollen looks like bit skin is off not sure if I have burned them I did accidental put vapor rub on my lips could that be cause?
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