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Cracked Lips Causes
Lack of what vitamins can cause cracked lips? Since i had gastric bypass (5 yrs ago), my lips have been chronically cracked. It's really bad. I take all my vitamins. Labs ok. Do i need more vitamins?
May be food allergy: Riboflavin (b2), zinc, or iron deficiency can cause cheilosis (cracked corners of mouth), so it may help to take higher doses of these due to possible absorption problems. Check with your doc. In addition to what's been said, you could have a chronic food allergy causing your cracked lips. Common causes include gluten/gliadin (wheat), dairy, soy, and eggs. An elimination diet may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Licking lips: Usually caused by licking your lips, keep them moist with some sort of cream. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many answers: First , if mouth-breathing is the issue especially from a clogged nose, you need to get the nose open so that your lips do not get chapped from processing too much wind. Chipstick after each meal may also be helpful. Be sure you are not allergic to your lipstick. ...Read more
Dry lips: Most people with dry lips seem to lick their lips a lot. Licking the lips makes it worse, so try to stop that habit. And don't pick at them, either. Try to use a lip balm (like aquaphor healing ointment or vaseline lip therapy) a few times a day. Consider something with an spf as well. If it's just to corners of the mouth, you may have a fungal infection that needs a prescription cream. ...Read more
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