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Liability: On the vast majority of things, they recommend calling poison control if there is use different than what is expected - such as eating a chapstick. As far as i recall, chapstick is pretty much nontoxic, with the main risk being gut upset. ...Read more
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more
Infections spread: All sorts of infection can spread from contact with items that have other people's germs on it. On the lips that includes many type of germ, such as the one's that cause colds, cold sores and more. Do not share lipgloss or chapstick and wash your hands frequently. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more
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Need more info: Are the lips dry? Are they cracked.? Are they sunburned? It can be many things, but without more info, no good response. ...Read more
Yes: Don't share lipsticks or eating utensils.Get a more detailed answer ›
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