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Doctor insights on: Chapped Lips Symptom Disease

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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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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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Im always drink a lot of water everyday but I always still have chapped lips. Do I have other disease? Its embarrassing when people see my lips dry.

Im always drink a lot of water everyday but I always still have chapped lips. Do I have other disease? Its embarrassing when people see my lips dry.

Might be lip eczema: Persistent chapped lips may be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's a habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can evaluate. ...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?

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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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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Can chapped lips be a sign of being sick? My brother said he's been drinking water all day.

Can chapped lips be a sign of being sick? My brother said he's been drinking water all day.

Maybe: Chapped lips are due to dryness. Change in environmental moisture (deserts, indoor heating) can do it. Too, some lotions, chapsticks, etc. can dry out the lips. A stuffy nose causing mouth breathing, can dry out the mouth & lips. If he has no other symptoms of illness, wait & see. Non irritating lip protection helps. I like Carmex best (Blistex and Chapstick and several glosses make mine worse) ...Read more

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I have dry skin, chapped lips, fatigue, and nausea. What causes these symptoms?

I have dry skin, chapped lips, fatigue, and nausea. What causes these symptoms?

Think thyroid: There are indeed many possible reasons and yes a viral infection could be the cause. Also consider hormonal issues such as hypothyroidism. ...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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