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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 Originally made by burroughs-welcome, inc.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