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Lips Dry But Not Chapped
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?
Lip balm: Dry cracking lips occur more commonly in cold, dry weather. Over the counter lip balms usually work quite well. ...Read more
My lips are dry and chapped in all the seasons. What's the cause? And how can I get soft lips permanently?
Dry patch/rash in the middle of the right side of my upper lip. Entire bottom lip dry and chapped. What can this be?
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
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
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
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
Skin is way too much dry. Lips remain chapped. Skin is sensetive to tan. I drink lot of water and use face wash, but no change. Got dark under eyes n acne?
Moisturizer: Use amoisturizer on your skin virgin coconut oil works very well and you can be used as often as you like. ...Read more
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.
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
I'm 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
My lips, above and below lips dry up easily, shred and pain especially in air-cond environment. Some yellow fluid exudates. Is it cannot cure permanently?
Might be vitamin def: Some nutritional deficiencies can present as lip cracking. Please see a doctor. ...Read more
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
Why am I thirsty all day long even when I drink water? I just feel my lips dry. I drink about 5 bottles of water. I am 21, 160 pound, can't be diabetes
Hi, my nails are yellow and weak. My hair fall and my lips dry always my weight 49 kg height 160cm iwant some advice?
Nutrition? Thyroid?: Evaluation of nutriton and thyroid will likely explain. ...Read more
I have oily face, dry lips, dry dull hair, and very dry hands. My nails grow slowly and easily crack. How can I have a pefect skin, lips, hair, and nails?
5wk post hysteroscopic myomectomy &TVT, I am having a pulling pain in hips, stiff feel in butt &thighs. Inner palm, feet always feet hot & lips dry,?
If I were dka would I vomit consistently I am nauseated flushed and very dry mouth sugar is over 600 lips dry and hurt. Do I take more insulin?
Yes and Yes...but!!: Go to the er. The short answer here is you likely need way more attention than you can get over the computer.....Labs, fluids, and rule out of any infections. I wish I had a happier answer but you likely need medical attention now. ...Read more
Mouth breather: Are you a mouth breather? This can make your mouth and throat very dry. Your doctor can evaluate you for sinus blockage, allergies, deviated septum. Or other reasons for blockage. Breathe rite strips helps some people breath better at night. ...Read more
For a week I have had these symptoms dizzy, nauseas, lack of appetite, weak body and chapped lips dry mouth?
See doctor ASAP: I would see your doctor to get evaluated. You could be dehydrated. Seek help asap. ...Read more
Hello. Rash on lips, dry throat and the tonsils inflammation, dry eyes and red spots on the skin (and I got measles as a child) what could I have?
See your doc: If you had has normal measles (rubeola) as a kid, you should be immune. You may have german measles (rubella). I wouldn't expect so if you were vaccinated as a child. Alternatively, if you are blistering on anything with a mucous membrane lips, cheeks, throat, eyes--you could be having a bad allergic reaction called stevens johnson syndrome. That's pretty serious and requires urgent attention. ...Read more
What are you taking?: All different medications have different side effects. I would have to know what medications you were on to check there side effects. The medication should have a list of possible side effects. If they do not you can call the doctor that prescribed them to you and they can tell you. ...Read more
Several: Chronic cracked lips can become susceptible to all kinds of invasions from bacteria, viruses, fungus, and parasites. Chapped lips are open wounds that will allow anything to enter into your body. A simple timely application of moisturizer will prevent a host of problems. Continuous long term irritation will cause a high cell turn over rate which may lead to potential growth activities. ...Read more
Lip balm: Lip dryness can be alleviated with lip balm or vaseline. ...Read more
So I am 8 months pregnant and have small about of vaginal lip dryness to the point it hurts I talked to my Dr. And said it's normal gave me nothing fo?
See below: I'm not an OB/GYN but as one woman to another, here are some guidelines in general, anything that you feel safe to swallow in your mouth, you can use on your vagina. I'm talking about natural and not with any chemical or artificial lubracant, e.g. coconut oil, olive oil just to soothe the dryness as needed. And please use your common sense. I hope this helps. ...Read more
There are a number: Of different causes for dry lips. Some are benign and others are more serious. Examination and testing can be done to confirm a diagnosis. Make an appointment with a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more
I have had dry lips for two months I have tried vaseline and all kinds of chap stick. What will help?
I have really dry lips, I pick & lick them too I've tried all kinds of chap sticks & antibiotic but nothing works. How can I get soft beautiful lips?
Hi there, I am suffering from very very dry lips for over 2yrs and cannot find any solutions. Chap sticks, vitamins, petroleum jelly. Nothing works?
Try Aquaphor: I've had a lot of success with this product. It has the right consistency, is non-irritating, and lasts awhile. It can be expensive, so try a small jar, or ask your doctor if she/he has a sample. Sometimes pediatricians get lots of sample of this. Feel better! ...Read more
My 4 yrs old son's dry lips condition keeps coming back for about two months now after few days. We keep him hydrated and use chap stick + oliv oil?
Hydrate inside: If your son licks his lips frequently due to the dryness then it will be hard to keep his lips hydrated. The constant licking maintains the dry skin that becomes hard to maintain with only topical moisturizers. Try maintaining appropriate hydration from within, plenty of water. Most of us do not take in enough water and this keeps the skin dry. Also change from chap stick to vaseline ...Read more
I have a numb and dry UPPER lip for 3 days. My upper lip is smooth, no chaps or flakes. But it's dry and very numb. Please help. Lower lip is fine.?
May be lip eczema: Persistent dry 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 his habit). If dry lips crack, they can get irritated by foods or juices. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more
Lately, one spot on my lip has been dry and peeling. I always wear chap stick and use a soft lip exfoliator occasionally. What could be causing this?
Most likely benign: This is most likely benign at your age but should be evaluated by your dermatologist or dentist. ...Read more
What should I use on my dry lips? Yesterday I fell on my face and messed up my lip pretty badly. I've already seen a doctor but now my lips are super dry. There are some scraps on my lips so I wasn't sure if there is something I should use other than chap
Several choices: Try Bacitracin ointment or blistex creme. Both will sooth and aid healing. ...Read more
My lips are dry and cracking I can't seem to use chap stick lip gloss or even vasoline because ill get a cold sore every time. Anything else I can try?
Try this...: Take a topical antiviral ointment like zovirax, denavir, (penciclovir) or viractin and use it in combination with a lip balm or petroleum coating. You could even use abreva. These ointments have petroleum bases which will help lubricate your cracked lips and provide antiviral protection. Make sure you discuss with your dentist why you keep getting cold sores when applying these agents. ...Read more