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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

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?

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?

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.?

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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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

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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 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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How to heal chapped lips?

How to heal 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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How to relieve chapped lips?

Lip Balm: Chapped lips is caused by the evaporation of moisture which leaves them dry and cracked. This can be caused by cold weather, wind, sun, mouth breathing, and certain medications.
Use of a good lip balm along with staying hydrated and protecting your lips from the elements should be helpful. ...Read more

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What can treat chapped lips?

What can treat chapped lips?

Topical moisteners: Cahpped lips are dry and lack water/oil on the surface. There are many otc preparations such as carmex and chapstick which are quite effective. It might take a couple of days of application to treat this. ...Read more

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How can you treat chapped lips?

How can you treat 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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Can I put vicks on chapped lips?

Can I put vicks on 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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How can I cure very chapped lips?

How can I cure very chapped lips?

Many things: First (and most difficult) is to stop licking them. You may think you are not but you may be very surprised. Often a vaseline type cover will help protect your lips and allow them to resolve. However, it is always possible that you have become sensitive to something you have already been using. Keep it simple if you don't get better you should see a dermatologist. ...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 can I do about bad chapped lips?

What can I do about bad chapped lips?

Fluid+moisterizer: Make sure you take in adequate amount of fluid regularly. Use of lip moisterizer/ointment may help. Avoid/minmize use of certain medication such as antihistamines and others having dry-mouth side-effects etc...If these fail, you may need to get it checked out by your doc... ...Read more

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How can I cure severely chapped lips?

Two phase lip care: Chapped lips untreated can lead to scarring. Moisture is needed in the lips to prevent drying from wind and sun. Severe chapping is usually caused by trying to moisten lips with saliva. Saliva has digestive protien enzymes that will attack the lips. Treat in two steps. Moisten with water, pat dry with a tissue. Apply vasoline with a cotton swab. In 5 minutes pat off excess. Apply lip baum. Bid. ...Read more

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What's to be done about chapped lips?

Chapped lips: Chapped lips are caused by dryness of the lips. Part of the underlying problem may be that you need to drink more water or fluids. Other than that, you will need to use something that will keep the lips moist. This could be as simple as vaseline or lip balm, medicated or not. Apply frequently until the lips are soft and supple and there is no more cracking. ...Read more

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How can I treat extremely chapped lips?

Steroids: A steroid ointment works. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to help chapped lips heal?

No Magic Balm: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing occurs rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Lip balms are all essentially similar and so there is no magic balm. Avoid further trauma to the area. Let nature take it's course. ...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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What causes a person to have chapped lips?

Dehydration: Chapped lips is caused by the evaporation of moisture which leaves them dry and cracked. This can be caused by cold weather, wind, sun, mouth breathing, and certain medications. ...Read more

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What's to be done about chapped lips fast?

Chapped lips: If you're licking them, stop immediately, apply aquaphor every hour and some cortisone cream 3 times a day if they're red. ...Read more

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What are some things to help chapped lips?

What are some things to help chapped lips?

Hydration: The best prevention for chapped lips is hydration (of your entire body, not just your lips) - i.e. drink lots of water. An exfoliating lip balm (like a sugar scrub) can help to get rid of the dry skin. After that you can use a moisturizing lip balm. Be sure it has SPF, as sun burn can also look like "chapped" lips. ...Read more