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How fast do cut lips heal? Do I use carmex?

How fast do cut lips heal? Do I use carmex?

Quickly: Lip lacerations heal fairly rapidly. Keep the cut moist with vaseline or neosporin ointment until it heals fully. ...Read more

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I use carmex and chapstick but I constantly get chapped lips daily. I keep it under control with the chapstick but i'd like for them to heal, anyideas?

I use carmex and chapstick but I constantly get chapped lips daily. I keep it under control with the chapstick but i'd like for them to heal, anyideas?

May be lip eczema: Persistent chapped lips can be lip eczema, which may be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream (twice a day for 1 week) plus vaseline or aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes lip balm or lip sunscreen chemicals cause an allergic reaction. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can help. ...Read more

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Giant canker sore and busted lip! Quickest way to heal? Will orajel and lip balm help or hurt?

Giant canker sore and busted lip! Quickest way to heal? Will orajel and lip balm help or hurt?

See doctor: He may try you on a topical antibiotic or cortisone paste but there is no magic bullet since we still do not know what is causing them. ...Read more

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My bottom lip is red and sore on the inner half. I have tried lip balm and coconut oil to heal it thinking it's chapped. It has been a week. Ideas?

My bottom lip is red and sore on the inner half. I have tried lip balm and coconut oil to heal it thinking it's chapped. It has been a week. Ideas?

Herpes labilalis: Infections on the lips usually heal very quickly If you have had this presentation for a month, you might have Herpes Simplex I infection which presents as cold sores and blisters in the mouth and gums. OTC preparations like zostrix (capsaicin) and blistix are helpful or you can seek medical attention and get an rx of valcycloir which is taken for 24 hours only, which will resolve this condition. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of allergy to lip balm?

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What are the symptoms of allergy to lip balm?

Chapped lip?: Allergy to lip balm is very uncommon but if it does cause problem, it will likely present with itchy, peeling, swollen, or chapped lips starting 24-72 hours after application from contact allergy which is different from the allergic reaction causing nasal and eye symptoms. ...Read more

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What is this bump on my lip; use lip balm nightly?

What is this bump on my lip; use lip balm nightly?

U need to see an ENT: A bump on the lip can be a variety of different things. Commonly the mucosal lining of the lip (the red more moist part) contains tiny glands that secrete mucous, sometimes the glands become blocked and create small cysts that can be easily treated. Bumps can also represent growths, both benign and cancerous and should be addressed early to keep the problem simple. See an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Could I use carmex coldsore as a lip balm or chapstick?

Could I use carmex coldsore as a lip balm or chapstick?

Chapped lips: Sure both work very well. You just have to moisturize the lips to get them soft again. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any negative effects of the eos lip balm?

Are there any negative effects of the eos lip balm?

No: But neither does it have any special medicinal properties. Use it if it feels good or tastes good or is not expensive. ...Read more

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Anything to use on chapped lips beside carmex?

Anything to use on chapped lips beside carmex?

Vaseline, vitamin E,: Aloe with e and c, udder cream, and any of the above with spf 15. ...Read more

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My lips are always chapped, I use lip balm all the time. I have tried many kinds. Any suggestions?

Borofax: Don't know if you can find it anymore, but in my dental practice I use borofax which is a lip cream that includes boric acid and lanolin and keeps lips moist for hours. Originally made by burroughs-welcome, inc. ...Read more

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How to cure chapped lips without chapstick, vaseline or carmex?

How to cure chapped lips without chapstick, vaseline or carmex?

Stop licking: Really, using a barrier such as vaseline or chapstick is important, but the most important thing you can do is to not lick your lips. Other things are to stay out of the sun and avoid wind burn. You would be amazed at how drying the wind is to skin and lips. ...Read more

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Could someone be addicted to chapstick and and lip balm? I feel like I am getting to that level..

Chapstick: The chapstick and lip balm may be constantly irritating your lips, making you think you need more rather than less of this product. Overuse of these products is a habit, not an addiction, which can be broken. If your lips continue to be dry, I would seek medical attention which can treat recurrent infections on your lips. ...Read more

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Can lip balm cause lip blisters?

Can lip balm cause lip blisters?

Possibly: I use lip balm to prevent blisters as I seem to have a virus that goes nuts with a cracked lip after sun exposure. One can be allergic to one or more of the ingredients in the balm. ...Read more

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Could carmex help get rid of melasma on my lip?

Could carmex help get rid of melasma on my lip?

Lip melasma?: As far as I know carmex does not contain skin lightening agents. The sun screen ingredients are beneficial to prevent further pigmentary changes. I recommend you see a specialist so you can be properly diagnosed and best treatment prescribed for you. ...Read more

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Can I address chapped lips without using lip balm?

Dry lips: You'll have to apply something to hydrate dry chapped lips. Aquafor ointment or petrolatum are cost effective. Also, stop anything that may be contributing such as lip licking! ...Read more

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My lips is dry all year round, no lip balm can help me what could be the reason?

My lips is dry all year round, no lip balm can help me what could be the reason?

Many things: This could be from many things from a dermatologic diagnosis to viramin deficiency to overuse of moisturizers. If you use moisturizers frequently, there may be a decrease in your body's natural lubricant production. Probably good idea to see your physician. ...Read more

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My lip is always become dry and scratched & use carmex & others daily but not cured, what shall I do to recover to my natural status?

Keep lips moist: Lip gloss and keep well hydrated. Cut back on natural diuretics such as caffiene and foods such as brussel sprouts which are natural diuretics. ...Read more

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My lip is always become dry and scratched & use carmex & others daily but not cured, what shall I do to recover to my natural status?

Possible allergy: You may be allergic to one of the components in the many lip medications that you were using. I would see it and talk to a dermatologist about improving your lips with the cortisone cream and then trying another lip medication such as vaseline lip therapy since most people are not allergic to this. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have dry lips, I do use lip balm, but it just lasts for half an hour or so, sometimes my lips get chapped, any suggestions?

Protect your lips: Do not lick your lips, drink lots of fluids, avoid contact with irritants and practice breathing through your nose. If no improvement, dry lips may indicate an underlying problem and evaluation by your PCP is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Lip balm useless for sticky lips, is there medication for this condition? Lips get dry I can imagine but why lips turn sticky? What's the mechanism?

Please see: Please see a dermatologist for evaluation. You may be allergic to lip balm. Try plain vaseline lip therapy. ...Read more

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Hello. My lips are usually dry and flaky. A week ago, I did some exfoliation using lip scrub and a towel. I started applying a new lip balm as well.

Don't be a sucker: "Exfoliation" is seldom of any value. STOP. Do not scrub or otherwise abuse your poor lips. Try to stop licking because saliva is very irritating to the outside surfaces. Try frequent lubrication. You can use frequent applications of vaseline or Aquaphor or a stick. You fail to name your "new lip balm". ...Read more