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Chapped Lips (Overview)

Chapped lips is a common medical finding in patients whose lips have lost their natural moisture. The most common causes include dehydration, dry environment, allergens and excessive licking.


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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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Chapped Lips (Overview)

Chapped lips is a common medical finding in patients whose lips have lost their natural moisture. The most common causes include dehydration, dry environment, allergens and excessive licking.


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Does chapped lips mean dehydrated?

Not necessarily: Chapped lips may be a sign of mouth-breathing, as happens when you have a cold. They could be a result of sun exposure or wind burn. They could be a result of irritation from skin care products that you are using in the area. And sometimes, if you also have a dry mouth and thirst, they might be a sign of dehydration. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat chapped lips?

Moisture: 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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I have had chapped lips for a couple of months and have a drawer full of every chap stick that is available for purchase. What is the best remedy?

Hydrate: for most people keeping hydrated improves chapped lips, some would advise against petrolium products and chapstick and rec olive oil. sounds strange but some pt have benfited. use sun screen on lips if in the sun as well. good luck ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective lip balm/treatment for dry, chapped lips?

Borofax: Not sure that it is still made, but i had good success with borofax because it contains lanolin and keeps the lips moist once applied. ...Read more

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What are the causes and treatments for my frequent chapped lips.?

See See derm: See dermatologist for evaluation. You probably have allergy to lip balm or true eczema. Usually Hydrocortisone will control this. ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure chapped lips pretty fast?

How can I quickly cure chapped lips pretty fast?

Peeling lips: There are several reasons to have peeling lips. Irritation or allergy from lip balms or lipstick is common. Avoid these products until resolved. 1% Hydrocortisone ointment two to four times daily often works within 7 to 10 days. If not, seek medical attention. Precancerous and cancers can cause localized scaling. ...Read more

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What is an easy way to get rid of chapped lips fast?

What is an easy way to get rid of chapped lips fast?

Stay hydrated!: Chapped lips can be caused by not getting enough water. It is important to stay hydrated. Lip balm can also help, and is good for protecting lips against wind and sunburn. ...Read more

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How to cure severely dry and chapped lips? How can I prevent it?

Many causes: May need better hydration, can be a side effect of medication. Would have an otlaryngologist check you. Can drink more water and use a lip balm. ...Read more

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What ingredients should I avoid in products for chapped lips if pores get blocked?

What ingredients should I avoid in products for chapped lips if pores get blocked?

Chelitis: Lip-licking cheilitis is best treated with avoidance of the licking behavior. Drug-induced cheilitis is treated with avoidance of the offending drug, but if this is not possible, frequent application of aquaphor ointment, which is over the counter, may help ease lip pain and irritation. Other possible causes of chapped lips include high fevers as well as environmental conditions, such as cold weat. ...Read more