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Doctor insights on: Carmex Warnings And Recalls

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What's wrong with carmex in a jar?

What's wrong with carmex in a jar?

Carmex: Products are used for dry or chapped lips. I am not sure I understand what your question in. Consider clarifying and re-asking. ...Read more

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How fast do cut lips heal? Do I use carmex?

How fast do cut lips heal? Do I use carmex?

Quickly: Lip lacerations heal fairly rapidly. Keep the cut moist with vaseline or neosporin ointment until it heals fully. ...Read more

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Can I use carmex on a blister?

Can I use carmex on a blister?

Probably safe: Carmex is probably safe but it depends somewhat on the cause of the blister. If it's from a burn, plain vaseline could soothe and keep air from hitting the surface, thus reducing pain. ...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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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 Originally made by burroughs-welcome, inc.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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I use carmex and chapstick but I constantly get chapped lips daily. I keep it under control with the chapstick but i'd like for them to heal, anyideas?

I use carmex and chapstick but I constantly get chapped lips daily. I keep it under control with the chapstick but i'd like for them to heal, anyideas?

May be lip eczema: Persistent chapped lips can be lip eczema, which may be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream (twice a day for 1 week) plus vaseline or aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes lip balm or lip sunscreen chemicals cause an allergic reaction. 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 help. ...Read more

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Does carmex help get rid of cold sores?

Does carmex help get rid of cold sores?

Cold sores: You can never completely get rid of cold sores. The virus lives inside your body and they surface whenever your body goes under stress, whether its extreme cold or emotional stress. Most over the counter medication claim to reduce the duration of the sore which is normally around 7 days. There are also proscription medication which are given in more severe outbreaks. ...Read more

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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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Will cold sores get worse if I use carmex and abreva?

Worse: The most pain is in the middle of the cold sore so 5-7 days from outbreak of cold sore. ...Read more

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Can I use carmex as a moisturiser on allergic dermatitis?

Can I use carmex as a moisturiser on allergic dermatitis?

Yes but: I presume you meant atopic dermatitis or eczema. The major issue is a porous skin surface causing rapid water loss from the skin and making it easier for potential allergens to enter through it. Thus applying a good moisturizer within 3 minutes after bathing is important because this will help trap more water in your skin layer. Moisturizers I prefer include cerave, ulactin, or vanicream. ...Read more

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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

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Is carmex a any good for my cold sore, what is the best thing to put on it?

Cold Sore: It will not hurt or help however unless you put it on your finger you will contaminate the stick or jar and then it needs to be dumped. Cold sores heal in 7-10 days by themselves or you may buy an otc drug like abreva which will shorten the time to heal. You can get an rx for zovirax (acyclovir) but it is expensive. ...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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My lip is always become dry and scratched & use carmex & others daily but not cured, what shall I do to recover to my natural status?

Keep lips moist: Lip gloss and keep well hydrated. Cut back on natural diuretics such as caffiene and foods such as brussel sprouts which are natural diuretics. ...Read more

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My lip is always become dry and scratched & use carmex & others daily but not cured, what shall I do to recover to my natural status?

Possible allergy: You may be allergic to one of the components in the many lip medications that you were using. I would see it and talk to a dermatologist about improving your lips with the cortisone cream and then trying another lip medication such as vaseline lip therapy since most people are not allergic to this. ...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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Lip balm useless for sticky lips, is there medication for this condition? Lips get dry I can imagine but why lips turn sticky? What's the mechanism?

Please see: Please see a dermatologist for evaluation. You may be allergic to lip balm. Try plain vaseline lip therapy. ...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.

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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Why are my lips pale every morning? I have to use carmex for my lips to have color. What should I do about this? Is there a natural and medical solution?

Dryness: It sounds as if your lips are dry. This may be aggrevated by allergies or mouth breathing. Try using the emollients before you go to bed. If there is a dermatitis on the skin above the lips consider allergy. See your dermatologist if it persists. ...Read more

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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?

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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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