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How Fast Do Cut Lips Heal Do I Use Carmex
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
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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Many things: The humidity during different seasons can make it worse-winter has low humidity.But since it is year round, consider geography-are you in a low humidity region? Use a humidifier. Licking your lips actually causes chapping. Some medical conditions are associated with decreased saliva, so being checked out is important. Some medications can cause it too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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