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Doctor insights on: Dry Lips During Pregnancy

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Dr. John Landi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Dry lips in pregnancy.Is this common?

No change: Dry lips is mostly due to environmental conditions. Regardless if you are pregnant or not it wouldn't be much different. ...Read more

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Headaches and dry lips sign of early pregnancy?

Headaches may occur: But i don't know about dry lips. Sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Are dry lips an early pregnancy symptom?

No. Dry lips are not: An early pregnancy symptom. Please take a home pregnancy test if you have missed your period. Take care. ...Read more

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Bitter mouth and dry lips, is it pregnancy related?

Bitter mouth and dry lips, is it pregnancy related?

No: Usually no relationship; however, you might be vomiting more during pregnancy. Just make sure you continue good oral hygiene to prevent acid decalcification of your teeth. ...Read more

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What can I use on my dry and peeling lips in pregnancy?

Chap stick, vaseline: Chap stick and vaseline are two good moisturizers for lips. You can also use a lip gloss or lip stick as long as there isn't anything in it that would further dry your lips. ...Read more

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What causes dry lips and dry skin? Been using chapstick alot during the day and lotion alot during the day and no improvement.

What causes dry lips and dry skin?  Been using chapstick alot during the day and lotion alot during the day and no improvement.

Dry lips: I strongly request you go to the nearest Emergency Facility to get control of your dry lips. Should not be a major issue as the lips have been 'repaired". Hope all goes well. Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vaginal lips hurt during pregnancy?

What does it mean when your vaginal lips hurt during pregnancy?

Many Things: This can mean any number of things. Sometimes pH changes can cause this and other times it is related to labial swelling. Ask your provider the next time you have an appointment. ...Read more

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Why are hare lips such a common birth defect, is it something that the mom eats during pregnancy?

Why are hare lips such a common birth defect, is it something that the mom eats during pregnancy?

No known food causes: Cleft lip occurs when left, right, and upper parts of the lip do not fuse properly in an embryo. No foods are known to cause it. Maternal smoking and alcohol/drug abuse increase the chances of a cleft. Cleft lip runs in some families, but can also happen in a variety of genetic mutations. It occurs least in africans (<1 in 1000 births) and most in oriental asians and native americans (3-4/1000). ...Read more

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Is home ipl( phillips) treatment for facial hair removal( upper lip only) safe during pregnancy? Is it permanent ?

Is home ipl( phillips) treatment for facial hair removal( upper lip only) safe during pregnancy? Is it permanent ?

Hair Removal: I do not feel there is any home unit for hair removal that is either permanent or effective. The lasers that we use in the office is tremendously more powerful and at one talk i was at, the expert said that the amount of laser light you get from the home units is no more than a simple laser pointer! ...Read more

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Which antihypertensive drugs that can cause cleft lip/palate if taken during pregnancy?

Which antihypertensive drugs that can cause cleft lip/palate if taken during pregnancy?

ACEi/ ARBs: Not sure there's a drug that links specifically to cleft lip but it is clear that you should avoid ACE Inhibitors and ARBs during pregnancy due to heart and kidney abnormalities that can occur. ...Read more

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During entire pregnancy, my baby has been very active and moved, is it possible sometimes she turns head down?

During entire pregnancy, my baby has been very active and moved, is it possible sometimes she turns head down?

Yes: Early in pregnancy there is a lot of room for the baby to move in the uterus, and likely there will be plenty of times when the baby is head down. About 75% of babies turn head down by 30 weeks for the duration of the gestation. ...Read more

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Is a salty taste in the mouth normal during pregnancy? What can be done to reduce the taste of salt in the mouth during pregnancy?

Is a salty taste in the mouth normal during pregnancy? What can be done to reduce the taste of salt in the mouth during pregnancy?

LessInThe2ndTrimeste: Pregnancy can be associated with "dysgeusia," the "bad taste problem," maybe caused by high estrogen levels. It's more common than you might think and can result in no taste or an altered taste, like metallic or bitter or salty. It's said that adding sour will stimulate taste buds. So does MSG. Baking Soda mouthwash, brushing teeth and tongue and frequent rinsing with water will help somewhat. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Painful Cracks At The Corners Of Mouth (Definition)

(angular cheilitis) uncomfortable broken skin at the ...Read more