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My lips are dry but not chapped and they are completely smooth. I've been drinking lots of water and using chapstick but nothing is working?

My lips are dry but not chapped and they are completely smooth. I've been drinking lots of water and using chapstick but nothing is working?

Too much water: Consumption of large amounts of water will NOT "hydrate" your lips. Mouth breathing, talking, and frequent drinking may cause dry- feeling lips. Try to avoid licking your lips. Try using frequent Aquaphor or vaseline. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my lips are dry not chapped burning and hurt, what do you suggest?

Lip balm: Dry cracking lips occur more commonly in cold, dry weather. Over the counter lip balms usually work quite well. ...Read more

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My lips are dry and chapped in all the seasons. What's the cause? And how can I get soft lips permanently?

Water: Make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Dry chapped lips are a sign that you need more water. You can also apply coconut oil to your lips as a moisturizer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dry patch/rash in the middle of the right side of my upper lip. Entire bottom lip dry and chapped. What can this be?

Unscented lotion: Try unscented moisturizing lotion and Carmex for the lips. Skin might react more to irritants/perfumes right now. No makeup till better. Unscented laundry detergent is a good idea for her, you and the baby later! ...Read more

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I went skiing the other day and now it feels like above my upper lip is really dry and chapped, but chap stick doesn't help. What can I do?

I went skiing the other day and now it feels like above my upper lip is really dry and chapped, but chap stick doesn't help. What can I do?

Chapped: Chapped , dry, sunburned lips may respond to fragrance free moisturizer. Otc Hydrocortisone cream applied to red, irritated areas for a few days has a calming effect. If no improvement , see a dermatologist. Always use sunscreen on the lips, face, and sun exposed areas while outdoors. ...Read more

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My lips are really dry and chapped? What is the treatment for that?

My lips are really dry and chapped? What is the treatment for that?

Vaseline: Vaseline is the best lubricant, but is messy. Any of the over the counter product are good. The best treatment of them all is .....Go to the caribbean (nice humid climate, no dryness, just sunshine and fun). ...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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My hair is thinning, my skin is breaking out and dry, and my lips are severely dry and chapped?

My hair is thinning, my skin is breaking out and dry, and my lips are severely dry and chapped?

You are getting : Younger my friend. These could be signs of thyroid disorder. , vitamin deficiency etc. Discuss with your dr regarding your symptoms! ...Read more

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The corner of my lip is super dry and chapped. It hurts to open my mouth i think maybe it's a cold sore but i'm not sure. How do I make it go away?

The corner of my lip is super dry and chapped. It hurts to open my mouth i think maybe it's a cold sore but i'm not sure. How do I make it go away?

Angular Cheilitis: There is a condition called cheilitis where lesions develop in the corners of the mouth and they can be persistent. They can be from lip-licking, nutrient deficiencies, dry mouth etc. These can become subject to opportunistic infections. Using a topical antibiotic and discouraging harmful behaviors (lip licking) may help. ...Read more

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Hi! I have recently got a red rash just on my top lip, it looks like I've got lipstick left on my lip. Its very dry and beginning to chap.

Hi! I have recently got a red rash just on my top lip, it looks like I've got lipstick left on my lip. Its very dry and beginning to chap.

Lip rash: It can be eczema or contact dermatitis, avoid using any cosmetics or lipstick and apply an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream and moisturizer to heal the skin. A patch test with an allergist or a dermatologist can determine the cause of it. ...Read more

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Lips are generally very dry & chapped no matter how much lip balm I use. Often have attacks of angular cheilitis. Dr says nothing can be done about it?

2 things come to: mind: 1. have you had your B vitamin levels checked? If they are low,this could cause your problem 2. chronic yeast infection of the lips could cause your symptoms. Have you tried an antifungal? Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective lip balm/treatment for dry, chapped lips?

Borofax: Not sure that it is still made, but i had good success with borofax because it contains lanolin and keeps the lips moist once applied. ...Read more

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Im always drink a lot of water everyday but I always still have chapped lips. Do I have other disease? Its embarrassing when people see my lips dry.

Im always drink a lot of water everyday but I always still have chapped lips. Do I have other disease? Its embarrassing when people see my lips dry.

Might be lip eczema: Persistent chapped lips may be 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 a habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can evaluate. ...Read more

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If I kept my lips dry n don't apply chapstick..by doing that I think there won't b excess oil... Will fordyce spots fade away??

If I kept my lips dry n don't apply chapstick..by doing that I think there won't b excess oil... Will fordyce spots fade away??

Here are some ...: Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands beneath the skin, which are not hair follicle-related and not affected by applying anything on the lips but obscuring their appearance. Of course, these spots will persist forever. More? Seek pro-evaluation & counseling timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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My lips dry up in any climate. In india the temp ranges 22 deg to 42deg c. Round the year i manage with lip softener only?

That works: The humidity is probably more important than the temperature although direct sunlight is also a factor. Diuretic or antihistamine drugs or medications with anti-cholinergic side effects will also worsen it. Lip balm or vasoline are good ways to deal with it. ...Read more