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I have had chapped lips for a couple of months and have a drawer full of every chap stick that is available for purchase. What is the best remedy?
My 3 month old has chapped lips. This morning he woke up with a bloody face from his bleeding chapped lips. What can I put on his lips to help?
I've got chapped lips and cuts on their corners. The area is dark and cracked too. I also have a lot of discoloration on my face, especially me eyes.
Deficiency: Unless you have other chronic illnesses, this is likely vitamin C and/or B2 deficiency. I recommend a supplemental multivitamin and improving your diet with more fruits and vegetables (especially dark green like mustard, spinach, kale, collard) than meats. You should limit meats as much as possible anyway but particularly in your case. ...Read more
Herpes often appears as a sore or sores at the edge of the lip. Chopping is rough, flaky skin of the lips or face which responds quickly to soothing balms. If you require further consultation, schedule an inbox consult with me at
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Topical moisteners: Cahpped lips are dry and lack water/oil on the surface. There are many otc preparations such as carmex and chapstick which are quite effective. It might take a couple of days of application to treat this. ...Read more
Two phase lip care: Chapped lips untreated can lead to scarring. Moisture is needed in the lips to prevent drying from wind and sun. Severe chapping is usually caused by trying to moisten lips with saliva. Saliva has digestive protien enzymes that will attack the lips. Treat in two steps. Moisten with water, pat dry with a tissue. Apply vasoline with a cotton swab. In 5 minutes pat off excess. Apply lip baum. Bid. ...Read more
Moisture: Chapped lips? Hydrate well- water is best. You can apply lip balms with beeswax base or oil base creams. Remember that lips require solar protection just like your skin – apply & reapply balms or creams with a minimum spf of 15. Going skiing? - protect from sun & windburn by covering with a scarf or a ski / snowboard face mask with visor. Dry air? - use a humidifier. Try not to lick your lips! ...Read more
Hydration: The best prevention for chapped lips is hydration (of your entire body, not just your lips) - i.e. drink lots of water. An exfoliating lip balm (like a sugar scrub) can help to get rid of the dry skin. After that you can use a moisturizing lip balm. Be sure it has SPF, as sun burn can also look like "chapped" lips. ...Read more
Chapped lips: Lip balm is most effective. Use your favorite variety, chapstick, blistex or carmex. Don't recommend lipstick. Can use vaseline, too, but you have to apply quite often. Try not to lick your lips, too because this has a drying effect. ...Read more
Yes: Licking your lips frequently can lead to further drying and chapping! ...Read more
Dental exam: Make sure you know what you have before you try to treat it. ...Read more
Chapped lips: First, avoid the tendency to lick your lips, as this will make it worse. Remember, too, that most lipstick won't help either. Then try your favorite lip balm. There are quite a few. One if the most effective is vaseline. The only problem is that it requires frequent application. Other options include chapstick, blistex and carmex. There are others, but these all have excellent proven results. ...Read more
Emollient: There are a number of excellent emollients on the market. Simple vaseline is cheap and very effective. You may want to consider using vaseline prior to the child going to bed. If he is resistant, wait until he is asleep and apply it. You can also consider using a flavored balm. The taste may help with compliance. ...Read more
Chelitis: Lip-licking cheilitis is best treated with avoidance of the licking behavior. Drug-induced cheilitis is treated with avoidance of the offending drug, but if this is not possible, frequent application of aquaphor ointment, which is over the counter, may help ease lip pain and irritation. Other possible causes of chapped lips include high fevers as well as environmental conditions, such as cold weat. ...Read more
I have severely chapped lips how can I heal them, I've tried, all Chapsticks, vaseline, A&D... What can I do?
Possible allergy: Either you lick your lips a lot, or you are allergic to one of the ingredients in the lip balms. I would see a dermatologist for patch testing, to see if they can find out what you are allergic to ...Read more
What is the best over-the-counter product for really chapped lips? I've tried several things and it won't seem to go away!
Aquaphor: I usually recommend aquaphor ointment. It's not very expensive and is like a very soft vaseline. ...Read more
Have chapped lips with spot that flaked up and I scratched off. Now have a white spot for past few hours in same spot. Normal?
Spot on lip: Keep an eye on the spot on the lip. If it gets bigger or thicker it can be easy taken off. Obviously do mot smoke of drink and avoid direct sunlight to the area, good luck and feel better! ...Read more
I have had severe chapped lips since around Christmas time. Nothing works to heal it permanently. Sometimes I wake up with dry blood. Please help!
Many reasons: Mouth-breathing due to nasal obstruction is the most common. Licking your lips only worsen the chapping. Also pay attention to toothpaste, mouthwash, lipstick since they may be the cause for the chapping as well. To start, make sure your nose is not obstructed most of the time. And nasal steroid didn't help, see your doctor or an allergist. ...Read more
Usually not: Chapped lips is often due to lip eczema (dryness, irritation, cracking, peeling). Too much sun, wind, or water exposure; excessive washing; repeated lip licking; and allergies to lip balm or lipstick ingredients are common causes. Allergic reactions (hives, etc.) can chap lips. Raynaud's lip symptoms may start with pale or whitish lips with numbness in cold temperatures, and then later chapping. ...Read more
Chapped lips & HSV?: In short, no. Chapped lips are the same as "dry skin" over any other part of your body. They're not the result of a virus. Increasing hydration & using a barrier/salve (aquaphor, petroleum jelly) to maintain moisture should help resolve chapped lips. HSV is a virus. It's initial presentation on the mouth (which may be 1 or 2) is in a blister, that typically bursts & crusts over & is painful. ...Read more
I am getting ready for school and my chapped lips just ruin my whole appearance. How do I get rid of this fast?
Chapstick: Or vaseline or Aquaphor applied at least 10 times a day. ...Read more
Dry/sun/wind/licking: Chapped lips? Hydrate well- water is best. You can apply lip balms with beeswax base or oil base creams. Remember that lips require solar protection just like your skin – apply & reapply balms or creams with a minimum spf of 15. Going skiing? - protect from sun & windburn by covering with a scarf or a ski / snowboard face mask with visor. Dry air? - use a humidifier. Try not to lick your lips! ...Read more
Chapped lips is caused by the evaporation of moisture which leaves them dry and cracked. This can be caused by cold weather, wind, sun, mouth breathing, and certain medications.
Use of a good lip balm along with staying hydrated and protecting your lips from the elements should be helpful. ...Read more