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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Chronic Chapped Lips

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What causes chapped and fever irritated lips ?

What causes chapped and fever irritated lips
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Chapped Lips: Cheilitis is an inflammation of the lips, typically causing peeling, cracking and soreness. Angular cheilitis refers specifically to inflammation at the corners of the mouth. Many conditions and factors can precipitate transient or chronic cheilitis, including overexposure to the sun, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, medications, dehydration, diet and certain systemic diseases. ...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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Are chapped lips a symptom of hsv-2?

Are chapped lips a symptom of hsv-2?

Chapped lips & HSV?: In short, no. Chapped lips are the same as "dry skin" over any other part of your body. They're not the result of a virus. Increasing hydration & using a barrier/salve (aquaphor, petroleum jelly) to maintain moisture should help resolve chapped lips. HSV is a virus. It's initial presentation on the mouth (which may be 1 or 2) is in a blister, that typically bursts & crusts over & is painful. ...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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Are chapped lips and dry skin symptoms of low intake?

Are chapped lips and dry skin symptoms of low intake?

Yes: It is common if you eat or drink very little to have dry skin. Often one of the best things you can do to help yourself is to hydrate with water regularly. This is often overlooked and very important for good skin health as well as your body in general. Make sure to eat a balanced and adequate diet as well. ...Read more

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Are chapped lips a symptom of raynaud's disease?

Are chapped lips a symptom of raynaud's disease?

Usually not: Chapped lips is often due to lip eczema (dryness, irritation, cracking, peeling). Too much sun, wind, or water exposure; excessive washing; repeated lip licking; and allergies to lip balm or lipstick ingredients are common causes. Allergic reactions (hives, etc.) can chap lips. Raynaud's lip symptoms may start with pale or whitish lips with numbness in cold temperatures, and then later chapping. ...Read more

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What is causes of lips cracking due to abdominal disease?

What is causes of lips cracking due to abdominal disease?

Depends...: It all depends on what disease you are talking about. There are a few conditions that can cause sores in the mouth( colitis), but if you are having, for example,severe diarrhea and not drinking dehydration can cause lips to crack as well. Follow up with your doctor in order to get a final diagnosis. ...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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Causes of rashes in the lips and treatment?

Causes of rashes in the lips and treatment?

Rashes: See your doctor to determine if the rashe is due to a fungus or bacterium. Once the determination is made through culture, treatment can be instituted. ...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 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 are the causes of lip blisters ?

What are the causes of lip blisters ?

Allergy or Infection: There are many etiologies for lip blisters. Herpes simplex labialis affects many individuals and is due to a recurrent virus infection. It may be induced by stress, sunlight, and an underlying illness. Other causes include an allergy to a cosmetic ingredient. Systemic medications can also be associated with lip blisters. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dry and numb lips?

What are the causes of dry and numb lips?

Dry lips: Dry or chapped lips can be caused by lack of moisture to the lips. The condition can be worsened by the sun or the wind. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic red, bloodshot eyes?

What are the causes of chronic red, bloodshot eyes?

Many: Chronic means there is something persistent and ongoing to continuously cause the redness. Possibilities include allergic exposure, eye dryness and conjunctival inflammation. You might start with over the counter, anti-allergic drops for the eyes. If this fails see your ophthalmologist . I am assuming that your vision is not affected. If it is, seek an ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more

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What are causes of lip numbness/swelling?

What are causes of lip numbness/swelling?

Multiple causes: Allergies are probably most common , herpes infections, and last angioedema which often occurs with a trauma, ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic vaginal itching?

What are the causes of chronic vaginal itching?

Different causes: Tbis can represent chronic infection with yeast, bacterial overgrowth. There are several chronic inflammatory conditions such as lichen planus, lichen sclerosis. The diagnosis may require a culture and or biopsy to determine approriate treatment. ...Read more

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In Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (cheilitis granulomatosa) can every kind of fragrance (smell) cause serious tongue and lip swelling, and glossitis?

In Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (cheilitis granulomatosa) can every kind of fragrance (smell) cause serious tongue and lip swelling,  and glossitis?

Some do not all : this is a rare disorder, and he can occur in people with food or conteck allergies. It does not necessary care with all food or allergies. Is associated with oral facial swelling relapsing facial paralysis and fix your tongue. There are not completely clear criteria. There are resources to help United StatesInternational Institute of neurological disorders and stroke is doing research to increaseknowledge ...Read more

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What are causes of diffused white discoloration of lips?

Many possibilities: Could be due to chelitis caused by dry lips or licking or actinic chelitis caused by sun damage. Less common is a yeast infection causing thrush of oral mucosa. ...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 are the causes of chronic cough?

What are the causes of chronic cough?

Bronchial irritation: Bronchial tube irritation, sinus/nasal irritation, gastroesophageal reflux all tend to cause chronic cough. In the lung smoking, asthma, pneumonia (especially pertussis, mycoplasma), foreign bodies can cause chronic cough. Treat acid reflux disease, sinus infection sinusitis. Some medications such as ace inhibitors. Stepwise treatment of asthma with sinus, gi, treatment avoid aspirin/dust. ...Read more

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Could my chonic dry eyes and the dryness at the corners of mouth be caused by vitamin deficiency?

Could my chonic dry eyes and the dryness at the corners of mouth be caused by vitamin deficiency?

See below: Possibly, but a number of conditions can be associated with with this such as sjogrens, hypothyoidism, and other conditions. See your doctor to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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