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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

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

Not sure: Cocaine use may not cause swollen lips, but tell tale signs are, reddish eyeballs, wide pupils, flushed face, dark circles around eyes, either hyperactive or severe tiredness, lethargy, missing work etc. It depends on amount of use too. ...Read more

Chapped Lips (Definition)

Chapped lips is a common medical finding in patients whose lips have lost their natural moisture. The most common causes include dehydration, dry environment, ...Read more


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What are the causes and treatments for my frequent chapped lips.?

What are the causes and treatments for my frequent chapped lips.?

Chapped Lips: You may think of chapped lips as something that only happens in the winter. But the truth is, unless you take special care, your lips can get dry, sore, and scaly any time of year.

http://www. Webmd. Com/beauty/why-your-lips-are-chapped#1 ...Read more

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What causes chapped lips?

What causes chapped lips?

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

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What causes chapped lips on a child?

What causes chapped lips on a child?

Many things: From running and getting wind chapped, to dehydration to getting them dry when you mouth breathe when you have a cold. ...Read more

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What causes a person to have chapped lips?

What causes a person to have chapped lips?

Dehydration: Chapped lips is caused by the evaporation of moisture which leaves them dry and cracked. This can be caused by cold weather, wind, sun, mouth breathing, and certain medications. ...Read more

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Can an excess of greasy food cause chapped lips?

Can an excess of greasy food cause chapped lips?

No: You may think of chapped lips as something that only happens in the winter. But the truth is, unless you take special care, your lips can get dry, sore, and scaly any time of year.

http://www. Webmd. Com/beauty/why-your-lips-are-chapped#1 ...Read more

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What medications can cause chapped lips? How can I treat chapped lips while still on medication?

Chapped Lips: Medications like Accutane and lithium can cause dry lips. Allergies to lipstick and anything put on the lips can also cause dry lips. Weather can cause dry lips. See the following web page: http://www. Ehow. Com/about_5101179_causes-dry-cracked-lips. Html. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a chemical peel cause chapped lips?

Please tell me, could a chemical peel cause chapped lips?

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

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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?

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?

Hydrate: For most people keeping hydrated improves chapped lips, some would advise against petrolium products and chapstick and rec olive oil. Sounds strange but some pt have benfited. Use sun screen on lips if in the sun as well. Good luck ...Read more

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What can cause extremely dry & chapped lips? I drink plenty of water & try different chapsticks. However, they still get very chapped. I work inside.

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

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Does any STD cause chapped lips?

Chapped Lips: Nope. Dryness and dehydration and sun burn are common causes of chapped lips. ...Read more

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Chapped lips for 1.5mo; various chapsticks & 2-3l of water (no soda/coffee/caffeinated drinks) daily, still no improvement. Possible causes & tx?

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

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Do allergies cause dry/chapped lips and thiristiness? I am constantly clearing my throat and re mositurizing my lips. Is this alleriges?

Do allergies cause dry/chapped lips and thiristiness? I am constantly clearing my throat and re mositurizing my lips. Is this alleriges?

Maybe: If you have constant nasal congestion and mouth breathing you can end up with dry lips and mouth. See your doctor for a proper evaluation. Clearing your throat constantly can indicate post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush cause your lips burn or give you chapped lips?

Can oral thrush cause your lips burn or give you chapped lips?

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

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Does thumb sucking cause more chapped lips or is it from smoking?

Chapped lips: Both activities probably contributed to chapped lips. Chapped lips are simply injury to the outer lining or the upper layer of skin. This can be from dehydration or any other kind of injury. ...Read more

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I regularly get dry & chapped lips, even though I drink plenty of water, any possible indication of causes? & possible treatments please? I use lipglos

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

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Can dry or chapped lips cause fever blisters?

Can dry or chapped lips cause fever blisters?

Chapped Lips: You may think of chapped lips as something that only happens in the winter. But the truth is, unless you take special care, your lips can get dry, sore, and scaly any time of year.

http://www. Webmd. Com/beauty/why-your-lips-are-chapped#1 ...Read more

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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?

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?

Mild corticosteroid: It work by stimulating the synthesis of enzymes to decrease inflammation, suppress mitotic activity and cause vasoconstriction. You should realize that your doctor has prescribed this medication as the benefit to you. ...Read more

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I have dry skin, chapped lips, fatigue, and nausea. What causes these symptoms?

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

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Small white bumb on lip after root canal done. Caused by chapped lips or hsv-1?

Small white bumb on lip after root canal done. Caused by chapped lips or hsv-1?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Dry mouth/chapped lips and dizziness. How can they be related and a cause? Drink water so not dehydrated.

Dry mouth/chapped lips and dizziness. How can they be related and a cause? Drink water so not dehydrated.

Anxiety and Stress: Based on the information provided, I would suspect anxiety. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can provide you with treatment options or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can cocaine cause sores in the mouth that look like canker sores? If you taste the cocaine for a numbing effect

Can cocaine cause sores in the mouth that look like canker sores? If you taste the cocaine for a numbing effect

Yes: Cocaine can cause sores in the mouth. It was used for years as a local anesthetic in ENT surgery. It causes vasoconstriction resulting in a reduced blood flow and localized tissue necrosis. ...Read more

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What causes dark crusty areas and chappy lips?

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

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What can treat chapped lips?

What can treat chapped lips?

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