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I have a cracked corner lip that won't heal. I've tried creams and ointments what can I do?

I have a cracked corner lip that won't heal. I've tried creams and ointments what can I do?

Angular cheilitis: A cracked corner lip is called angular cheilitis in medicine. There are many factors that can contribute to the development of this condition, including dry skin, salivation irritating the area, skin disorder, nutritional deficiency, fungal or bacterial infection. When not healing despite over-the-counter creams and ointments, it's time for you to see a doctor to address the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Lips are always dry and recently the bit above my lips (above cupids bow) have been dry and cracked and it won't heal. What's wrong?

Lips are always dry and recently the bit above my lips (above cupids bow) have been dry and cracked and it won't heal. What's wrong?

Dry lips: Dry lips can be caused by a whole lot of things, including mouth- breathing, contact allergies to lipstick or lip balm, picking, licking, and many others. Try stopping all applications and use aquaphor after moistening your lips with water. If this doesn't help, it's off to the dermatologist with you! ...Read more

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What can you do to help heal severley cracked lips?

What can you do to help heal severley cracked lips?

Sensiodyne, burts: Brutes bees products with beeswax are helpful.Change toothpaste to sensodyne. Avoid alcohol containing mouthwash- therafresh can help with dry mouth. Also if this is associated with dry mouth co q 10 has been reported to be useful. Moth greatness can have very dry lips so reason for mouth breathing must be addressed. ...Read more

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I have badly burnt lips that are cracked bleeding and look like I have sores too. I have been given steroid cream but it's taking a whole to heal.

Cheilitis: Cheilitis is usually diagnosed by taking a careful history and by clinical examination. Swabs for infections including candida and a biopsy may be required. Treatment of cheilitis depends on the cause. However, soothing emollient lip balms and sunscreens are usually recommended. ...Read more

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Help my lips are cracked and they won't go away. What else besides blistex to use?

Help my lips are cracked and they won't go away. What else besides blistex to use?

Honey, beeswax: Honey, put it on your lips, go to sleep, wake up and they'll be softer. Beeswax also good at holding moisture. ...Read more

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What is this chapped spot on my lip that won't go away? I have had this chapped patch on my lip for almost a month now! i first had one on the left side of my upper lip, just a little patch. It's not cracked or bleeding, it never blistered, it was just ch

I : I would recommend that you have this area examined by your primary care physician and/or dermatologist. Recurring areas of dry scaling on an area of skin, including the lip, should be evaluated for the possibility of having an underlying skin cancer versus a precancerous skin lesion or other common, benign condition. Unfortunately, there really is no way to know for sure without seeing your physician. ...Read more