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I've used lip balm excessively & my lips don't produce their own moisture I haven't used lip balm in 8 weeks. How long until I can use lip balm again?

I've used lip balm excessively & my lips don't produce their own moisture I haven't used lip balm in 8 weeks. How long until I can use lip balm again?

May resume: It is probably safe to resume but you may want to stay clear of any products containing petroleum or other toxic ingredients. Try a natural lip balm or a non allergenic product. If you can, stay out of the sun or make sure there is a SPF factor in the balm. If problems with your dryness persist a consultation with a Dermatologist would be appropriate. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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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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My lips is dry all year round, no lip balm can help me what could be the reason?

My lips is dry all year round, no lip balm can help me what could  be the reason?

Many things: This could be from many things from a dermatologic diagnosis to viramin deficiency to overuse of moisturizers. If you use moisturizers frequently, there may be a decrease in your body's natural lubricant production. Probably good idea to see your physician. ...Read more

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Could someone be addicted to chapstick and and lip balm? I feel like I am getting to that level..

Chapstick: The chapstick and lip balm may be constantly irritating your lips, making you think you need more rather than less of this product. Overuse of these products is a habit, not an addiction, which can be broken. If your lips continue to be dry, I would seek medical attention which can treat recurrent infections on your lips. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have dry lips, I do use lip balm, but it just lasts for half an hour or so, sometimes my lips get chapped, any suggestions?

Protect your lips: Do not lick your lips, drink lots of fluids, avoid contact with irritants and practice breathing through your nose. If no improvement, dry lips may indicate an underlying problem and evaluation by your PCP is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Hello. my lips are usually dry and flaky. a week ago, i did some exfoliation using lip scrub and a towel. i started applying a new lip balm as well.

Hello. my lips are usually dry and flaky. a week ago, i did some exfoliation using lip scrub and a towel. i started applying a new lip balm as well.

Don't be a sucker: "Exfoliation" is seldom of any value. STOP. Do not scrub or otherwise abuse your poor lips. Try to stop licking because saliva is very irritating to the outside surfaces. Try frequent lubrication. You can use frequent applications of vaseline or Aquaphor or a stick. You fail to name your "new lip balm". ...Read more

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When I was about 13 I started using lip balm. A lot. Like 24/7 and they were never chapped. Now a few years later there always chapped. I've researched it and it seems my lips have stopped producing their own moisture, I tried stop using lip balm and so f

When I was about 13 I started using lip balm. A lot. Like 24/7 and they were never chapped. Now a few years later there always chapped. I've researched it and it seems my lips have stopped producing their own moisture, I tried stop using lip balm and so f

See your DR: I suspect that you are compulsively licking your lips. There are techniques and meds to help you control this. There are a few diseases which cause dry mouth. There are meds which may do it. Large doses of Vit A (pills, not food) will do it. Mouth breathing or compulsive rubbing will do this. ...Read more

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My lower lip is always chapped & peeling for 3yrs now.lip balm doesn't help either.help?

See dermatology: There are many causes of chapped/peeling lips. Long-standing dry skin can be due to dehydration or a reaction to an allergen (whether it's a chemical in lip balm or in food). But it's important to make sure with a dermatologist that there isn't an underlying inflammatory disorder or, less likely, a premalignant/malignant condition. In the mean time, use a thicker ointment like vaseline or Aquaphor ...Read more

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My lips are always chapped, I use lip balm all the time. I have tried many kinds. Any suggestions?

Borofax: Don't know if you can find it anymore, but in my dental practice I use borofax which is a lip cream that includes boric acid and lanolin and keeps lips moist for hours. Originally made by burroughs-welcome, inc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of allergy to lip balm?

What are the symptoms of allergy to lip balm?

Chapped lip?: Allergy to lip balm is very uncommon but if it does cause problem, it will likely present with itchy, peeling, swollen , or chapped lips starting 24-72 hours after application from contact allergy which is different from the allergic reaction causing nasal and eye symptoms. ...Read more

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What is this bump on my lip; use lip balm nightly?

What is this bump on my lip; use lip balm nightly?

U need to see an ENT: A bump on the lip can be a variety of different things. Commonly the mucosal lining of the lip (the red more moist part) contains tiny glands that secrete mucous, sometimes the glands become blocked and create small cysts that can be easily treated. Bumps can also represent growths, both benign and cancerous and should be addressed early to keep the problem simple. See an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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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 lip balm make anyone else break out into cold sores?

HSV-1 contamination?: I have not heard of this being a trigger. However, if you used lip balm that was previously used by someone with a cold sore - you could become infected with the herpes simplex virus type 1 (if not previously exposed). ...Read more