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Lips Always Chapped
Have severe allergies since childhood. Steroid inj 3-4 x's a yr. : lips always chapped& split easily. Burning & tingling sensation like peppers. Skin thickens; tiny blisters form under skin & slough?
Evaporation: Chapped lips are often caused by wetting them and having them wind dried. Moisturizers like chap stick do help an avoiding licking your lips especially in the winter. If it is a severe problem see a dermatologist to make sure you do not have any medical condition or immune disorder. ...Read more
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 Originally made by burroughs-welcome, inc.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
Overuse: Overuse of lip balms can perpetuate dry lips, as they inhibit the body's normal response to maintain hydration. Persistently chapped lips that do not improve within a couple of weeks after discontinuation may be indicative of a medical condition that requires evaluation and treatment. Occasional use of a natural product like coconut or olive oil during the transition should not have this effect. ...Read more
My lips are always chapped, even with using lip balm, is there anything I can do? I drink lots of water too.
Sensodyne toothpaste: Use beeswax based product such as burts bee. Avoid suckng candy .Change tothpaste to sensodyne / these can behelpful. Mouth breathers will ahve dry lips. Is there a nasal congestion problem? Is there any birning in the mouth that may accompany reflux? Hese are issues if positive you can address with your doctor for contributory causes. ...Read more
Plz help me my lips are always chapped I have to apply a lot of vaseline but even after applying vaseline drinking lots of water my upper lips is very?
Suffered from perioral dermatitis 2 years back. Now better. But lips are always chapped and black. How to cure it? I apply vaseline (white petroleum).
See dermatology: There are many causes of chapped/peeling lips. Long-standing dry skin can be due to dehydration or a reaction to an allergen (whether it's a chemical in lip balm or in food). But it's important to make sure with a dermatologist that there isn't an underlying inflammatory disorder or, less likely, a premalignant/malignant condition. In the mean time, use a thicker ointment like vaseline or Aquaphor ...Read more
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