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Lips Dry But Not Chapped
Irritation: It's a bit hard to answer your question without knowing what your definition of "chapped" is. In general, if your lips feel dry, vaseline or aquaphor are your best products due to their inability to cause a secondary reaction. If you feel your lips are swelling, you should be seen immediately. ...Read more
Sensitive lips: Your lips may have become sensitive from irritation or cold weather. Keep them moisturized. ...Read more
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I seem to have chapped lips all winter. Is there anything I can do to prevent or treat chapped lips?
Most people get chapped lips from time to time: There's much you can do to treat — and prevent — chapped lips. Consider these tips: Protect your lips, Avoid licking your lips, Stay hydrated, Avoid allergens, Breathe through your nose. If chapping is severe and doesn't respond to treatment at home, consult your doctor. Rarely, persistent chapped lips may indicate an underlying problem. ...Read more
What can cause extremely dry & chapped lips? I drink plenty of water & try different chapsticks. However, they still get very chapped. I work inside.
Too much?: The the most common mistake we make is keeping the lips wet with saliva; this makes dryness even worse. You have probably developed dryness related to the weather or office environment. After it starts we "check" (lick) all the time not realizing that we are making the problem worse. Use your favorite chapstick and try your best to not "check". Hope this helps! ...Read more
First thought it was HSV1/cold sores but no reddening, pain, crusting, itching, or scabs. Feels like bumpy lips and chapped...not sure what this is.
Needs to be seen...: A diagnosis can't be given via this online question format --- a physician needs to see the areas of concern to be able to determine the cause. You should make an appointment with your physician (or consider the video virtual consult feature of HealthTap Prime) if the areas of concern persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lip balm useless for sticky lips, is there medication for this condition? Lips get dry i can imagine but why lips turn sticky? What's the mechanism?
Please see: Please see a dermatologist for evaluation. You may be allergic to lip balm. Try plain vaseline lip therapy. ...Read more
In winter i have very dry, flaky n chapped lips. Drink alot, tried oils n balms. Nothing seem to work. Please suggest any ointment for quick recovery?
Lip eczema treatable: Persistent chapped lips may be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream, and 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 her habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can help out. ...Read more
Have very dry painful mouth, producing saliva but really dry. Tongue I moist. On no meds, what could this be?
Chapped lips all weekend now have a little blister on bottom lip. It feels nothing like a cold sore. Is it just due to chapped lips? Contagious?
Assume cold sore: It is difficult to assess without an exam, but if it is painfull and you have a history of cold sores, you should avoid contact with other parts of your body, especially your eyes or anyone else until it is resolved. If the blister does not resolve or gets worse within a week, you should see your dentist for an exam. ...Read more
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
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
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