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Can Cocaine Cause Chapped Lips
I have a feeling my brother is possibly using cocaine. He came home with a swollen lip. Can cocaine cause this? He will not tell me if he's using
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
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 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
Do allergies cause dry/chapped lips and thiristiness? I am constantly clearing my throat and re mositurizing my lips. Is this alleriges?
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
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
Was given Desonide Ointment 0.05% for really chapped lips caused by Claravis. Was wondering how does this work for my lips? Is it a moisturizer?
Many reasons.: If its of new onset, most possible could be a viral infection, but without seeing you and doing a proper evaluation, its hard to give you all the reasons. ...Read more
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide an informed opinion without examining you, however, reactivation of HSV 1, a cold sore, is likely.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I got a fever blister, what is the quickest home remedy to make it go away! Its such a pain! And can chapped lips cause them?
Cold sores fever bli: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the chin. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and are very contagious. The initial infection (primary herpes) may be confused with a cold or flu and can cause painful lesions to erupt throughout the mouth. Once a person is infected wi. ...Read more
Can Desonide ointment cause acne? Dermatologist gave it for chapped lips & after using it a couple of bumps appeared on lower lip. Not cold sores.
Perioral dermatitis: We know to avoid cortisones for this reason. The technical name is PERIORAL DERMATITIS. Never again use any type of cortisone on your face. Use vaseline or chapstick for dry lips. The redness and pimples around your lips may be temporarily worse when you stop desonide. Tacrolimus ointment and oral low dose minocycline or doxycycline will help. You can also add spironolactone to stop acne. See a de ...Read more
Dry mouth/chapped lips and dizziness. How can they be related and a cause? Drink water so not dehydrated.
Is there anything in Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or anything about hepatitis C or liver damages that can cause false cocaine results in a mouth swab test?
Not that I know of: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a combination of acetaminophen (which you should be very cautious with if you have hep C) and hydrocodone, and am unaware of any false positives with either drug, or with hep C. Any positive on either a urine or saliva test should be subjected to confirmation, which can tell a false positive from a true one. ...Read more
Can cocaine cause sores in the mouth that look like canker sores? If you taste the cocaine for a numbing effect
Habit: Are you "licking" your lips, because they are sore. This strips off skin oils and promotes irritants. A constant use of a vapor barrier, for a few days may break the cycle. (basic vaseline, ect). ...Read more
Topical moisteners: Cahpped lips are dry and lack water/oil on the surface. There are many otc preparations such as carmex and chapstick which are quite effective. It might take a couple of days of application to treat this. ...Read more
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