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I put on whitfield ointment on my lips and developed tiny bumps that won't go away. I've had it for over a year now and it's still there.?

I put on whitfield ointment on my lips and developed tiny bumps that won't go away. I've had it for over a year now and it's still there.?

Cysts or comedones: I doubt if it had anything to do with the whitfield's ointment. You either have comedones (plugged oil glands) or milia (tiny epidermal cysts), either of which a dermatologist can easily treat for you. ...Read more

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I use neosporin ointment instead of lipbalm when my lips are really chapped and it works. Is this ok to do?

I use neosporin ointment instead of lipbalm when my lips are really chapped and it works. Is this ok to do?

Neomycin: Neosporin contains bacitracin, polymyxin and neomycin. Neomycin is a common allergan so many people react with a contact allergy dermatitis to neosporin. I would recommend using aquaphor lip ointment instead as it almost never causes a problem. ...Read more

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My lips are severely dry and chapped. No ointment I have used is helping. What is the next step? I have used aquaphor, Vaseline, and vaniply

My lips are severely dry and chapped. No ointment I have used is helping. What is the next step? I have used aquaphor, Vaseline, and vaniply

Lip allergy & eczema: Persistent chapped lips is 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 his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. Hydrocortisone for 1 wk helps. ...Read more

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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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My lips got dark in colour I think due to smoking now I quit smoking but lips r still dark what to do any help or creme or ointment plz help?

My lips got dark in colour I think due to smoking now I quit smoking but lips r still dark what to do any help or creme or ointment plz help?

Mostly time: It is not unusual to see discoloration of the lips in smokers due to decreased oxygen in the those tiny lip blood vessels. The best thing: what you've already done. Quitting smoking! Hopefully a more normal color will return with better oxygenation. Generous water intake, sun block to lips, & maybe lime/lemon may bleach a bit. You also might try putting whitening toothpaste on your lips. ...Read more

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In winter I have very dry, flaky n chapped lips. Drink alot, tried oils n balms. Nothing seem to work. Please suggest any ointment for quick recovery?

In winter I have very dry, flaky n chapped lips. Drink alot, tried oils n balms. Nothing seem to work. Please suggest any ointment for quick recovery?

Lip eczema treatable: Persistent chapped lips may be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream, and 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 her habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can help out. ...Read more

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My upper lip is blistered. Is there any ointment to put on it that would help?

Yes: Ask your pharmacist for an over the counter product or see your dr for a prescription. You probably have oral herpes simplex type 'fever blister' virus. ...Read more

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I have hyperpigmentation (darkspot)on middle of lower lip. I used elecon and orregel to remove pigmnen, but noresult. Is there any ointment to remove this?

I have hyperpigmentation (darkspot)on middle of lower lip. I used elecon and orregel to remove pigmnen, but noresult. Is there any ointment to remove this?

Melanx: Any brown colored skin lesion that is of concern needs examination by primary care doctor or a dermatologist. There's a cream called Melanex (hydroquinone) that can be used to light brown spots of the skin ...Read more

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Can I use zovirax (acyclovir) ointment on my lip?

Can I use zovirax (acyclovir) ointment on my lip?

Yes: You can. But don't expect any benefit. Oral acyclovir is safe. It can be useful IF USED CORRECTLY. Valacyclovir is more effective and easier to use. Several topicals are available but none are worth a look. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a rash + dryness on my lips (mainly top) that the dr prescribed fluocinonide ointment for, but it is not really working, can you help?

Hello, I have a rash + dryness on my lips (mainly top) that the dr prescribed fluocinonide ointment for, but it is not really working, can you help?

Rash on lip: Need to avoid the irritant in order for the treatment to work. Steroid ointment prescribed by your doctor is excellent choice, however if you have the habit of licking your upper lip and hence the rash and continue to do so while applying his prescription---it's not going to work. 2 steps needed-- avoid irritant and apply ointment ...Read more

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Iam female of 22 years. My skin around my mouth, under lips, chin and. Upper lips are dark in colour. Please suggest me a ointment or medicene. Help me?

Iam female of 22 years. My skin around my mouth, under lips, chin and. Upper lips are dark in colour. Please suggest me a ointment or medicene. Help me?

You must: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This is the only way to get the treatment you need. ...Read more

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Can I use zovirax (acyclovir) 5% ointment on my 5 year old son lip?

Can I use zovirax (acyclovir) 5% ointment on my 5 year old son lip?

Yes: No harm. But worthless. Vaseline will do the same. If the problem is herpes, then oral therapy is effective IF USED CORRECTLY. ...Read more

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Can I put antibiotic ointment on inner lip stitches?

Can I put antibiotic ointment on inner lip stitches?

For what reason?: And is the ointment made for intraoral use? Is the wound infected? See your physician if there is a problem with the healing. The infection would not be on the surface, but in the deeper tissues. ...Read more

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Got a sun blister on my lip the other day and it looks like it has r opened. What is best ointment to use for fast relief?

Got a sun blister on my lip the other day and it looks like it has r opened. What is best ointment to use for fast relief?

I would recommend: That you try Aquaphor, a healing ointment. If that doesn't help or it has pus draining, you should have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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Was given Desonide Ointment 0.05% for really chapped lips caused by Claravis. Was wondering how does this work for my lips? Is it a moisturizer?

Was given Desonide Ointment 0.05% for really chapped lips caused by Claravis. Was wondering how does this work for my lips? Is it a moisturizer?

Mild corticosteroid: It work by stimulating the synthesis of enzymes to decrease inflammation, suppress mitotic activity and cause vasoconstriction. You should realize that your doctor has prescribed this medication as the benefit to you. ...Read more

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I have vitiligo spots on the two corners of my lip. No had a biopsy done to confirm. Applied cutivate ointment for 6 weeks but no changenext options?

I have vitiligo spots on the two corners of my lip. No had a biopsy done to confirm. Applied cutivate ointment for 6 weeks but no changenext options?

Tacrolimus...: ...Ointment may be helpful, according to some studies (requires prescription). If still no improvement, you should have some blood tests to rule out any internal causes. Vitiligo is very difficult to treat in any case; there may not be an effective treatment in your case. If not, special makeups such as covermark and dermablend are quite effective in concealing it. ...Read more

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Female 22 years old fair complexion. I have got a pigmented lips by heridity. Now in 2years pigmentation has increased. Am now using tacrolimus ointment?

Female 22 years old fair complexion. I have got a pigmented lips by heridity. Now in 2years pigmentation has increased. Am now using tacrolimus ointment?

Hyperpigmentation: Eliminate dark areas on the lips with a fractional laser treatment. A fractional laser uses tiny pinpoints of light to penetrates both the top and middle layers of the skin to burn away the pigment. While many lasers only eliminate surface hyperpigmentation, this type of laser treatment is effective for people with dermal melasma, a type of melasma that penetrates beyond the top layer of the skin. ...Read more

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Does zorivax ointment work after I have already developed a fever blister on my lip?

Does zorivax ointment work after I have already developed a fever blister on my lip?

Zorivax: Yes it should over the first 5 days. Also try lysine, 1500 mg a day x 5 days to promote healing, to prevent cold sores try lysine, 500 mg a day, if you get them often (3 or more times a year). ...Read more

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Flaky and irritated skin around eyes and lips, and neck. Any creams or ointments I can use?

Flaky and irritated skin around eyes and lips, and neck. Any creams or ointments I can use?

Allergic eczema: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. Check your soap and shampoo and switch. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more

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What to do to prevent heel rashes in winter? Also suggest ointment or medicine for dry skin and lips also. Thank u

Aquaphor: Aquaphpr, vaseline, cerave sa lotion or u-lactin creme, for the feet are good. For the lips only use vaseline or aquaphor. Also limit the use of soap. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with staph infection on bottom left lip I've been using the ointment for three days but it looks worst then what it did before meds?

I was diagnosed with staph infection on bottom left lip I've been using the ointment for three days but it looks worst then what it did before meds?

Ointments not right: Ointments for a staph infection? Did a physician recommend such a treatment. Regardless it is not working. You are experiencing treatment failure. Staph can turn dangerous very quickly. Ointments will not treat staph infection. Please get to a competent physician urgently. ...Read more

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I have a small wart on my top lip. I've been wondering what ointment to use on it to make it gone that you can get in miami. I also have on my hands?

Wart Removal: For common warts and plantar warts an over the counter wart removal method can remove the wart without a doctor visit. Two popular methods of wart removal are with salicylic acid as in dr. Scholl's clear away, duofilm salicylic acid wart remover and walgreen's wart remover) and with freezing methods using dimethyl ether (as with compound w freeze off and dr. Scholl's freeze away). ...Read more