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How to cure chapped lips without chapstick, vaseline or carmex?

How to cure chapped lips without chapstick, vaseline or carmex?

Stop licking: Really, using a barrier such as vaseline or chapstick is important, but the most important thing you can do is to not lick your lips. Other things are to stay out of the sun and avoid wind burn. You would be amazed at how drying the wind is to skin and lips. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Angular cheilitis - steroid cream or chapstix?

Angular cheilitis - steroid cream  or chapstix?

Depends....: Angular chelitis has many causes including vitamin b2 deficiency, candidiasis, malnutrition, cold, herpes etc. The cause of the stomatitis will determine the treatment. Steroid creams will probably exacerbate the condition. Chapstix may help soothe the crack and dryness. ...Read more

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Can lip balm cause lip blisters?

Can lip balm cause lip blisters?

Possibly: I use lip balm to prevent blisters as i seem to have a virus that goes nuts with a cracked lip after sun exposure. One can be allergic to one or more of the ingredients in the balm. ...Read more

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Could I use carmex coldsore as a lip balm or chapstick?

Could I use carmex coldsore as a lip balm or chapstick?

Chapped lips: Sure both work very well. You just have to moisturize the lips to get them soft again. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes?

Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes?

No: Bacitracin is an antibiotic effective against some bacteria. Herpes is a virus, and Bacitracin has no activity against it. ...Read more

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Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

No: They are different compounds but both can be helpful in the correct setting. ...Read more

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Can a chapped lip corner scar?

Can a chapped lip corner scar?

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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Fever blisters: zovirax (acyclovir) cream or ointment is better?

Fever blisters: zovirax (acyclovir) cream or ointment is better?

Neither: Neither is particularly effective. The best treatment to shorten the course of a cold sore or fever blister is oral valacyclovir or acyclovir, if it's given very early at the first onset of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes lesions?

No: Bacitracin is used to treat bacterial skin infections. Genital herpes is caused by the herpes virus, which is treated with antiviral medications. ...Read more

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Aquaphor ointment: is it just like vaseline?

Aquaphor ointment: is it just like vaseline?

More than Vaseline: I love aquaphor, especially for dry skin associated with venous disease. It contains petrolatum (vaseline) as well as other proprietary ingredients found in eucerin products. ...Read more

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Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

For what problem?: Without knowing what you're treating, it's hard to say which would be "better." polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains synthetic antibiotics, Bacitracin and polymyxin. Calendula ointment is from the marigold plant, calendula officinalis. It's been traditionally used in minor skin wounds: skin infections, burns, bee stings, sunburn, warts, etc. Most research comes from animal studies. http://tinyurl.com/lapg2kq. ...Read more

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Can I address chapped lips without using lip balm?

Can I address chapped lips without using lip balm?

Dry lips: You'll have to apply something to hydrate dry chapped lips. Aquafor ointment or petrolatum are cost effective. Also, stop anything that may be contributing such as lip licking! ...Read more

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Vaseline petroleum jelly or else vaseline cream (lotion/moisturizer), which one is better for dry scaly palm?

Vaseline petroleum jelly or else vaseline cream (lotion/moisturizer), which one is better for dry scaly palm?

Maybe neither.: Dry scaly palm may be eczema and would respond better to topical steroids such as fluocinonide. If you are happy using petroleum jelly use the one that seems to work the best for you. ...Read more

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Can bacitracin ointment heal a genital herpes lesion?

No: Bacitracin is active against bacteria, herpes is a viral infection. There are other medications that help in controlling genital herpes. ...Read more

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Lip balm irritation. Inner lip only frm lip balm (petroleum jelly, beeswax & shea butter based, all fragrance free). Same feel after eating spicy food?

Lips: You can suffer from irritation from using lip balm especially those with flavoring or petroleum based. It can also come from contact with other irritants you may be eating, chewing, or sucking including meds. However, if the inflammation is only on the inner lip, you may be suffering from a form of lichen planis. Common site. No cure just control. Talk to dentist. Research affliction. ...Read more

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Anything to use on chapped lips beside carmex?

Anything to use on chapped lips beside carmex?

Vaseline, vitamin E,: Aloe with e and c, udder cream, and any of the above with spf 15. ...Read more

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Is Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream good to use on dry chapped lips?

Is Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream good to use on dry chapped lips?

Not the best option: Low potency topical steroids like Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream can help with the inflammation around the lips when they are chapped. They should be used for a short period of time ( a couple days) then transition to a non-steroid option like vaseline petrolatum ointment or aquphor for long term control. Chronic use of steroids on the lips can lead to permanent side effects. ...Read more