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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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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.

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

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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

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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?

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?

Nutrition: Be sure that you are adhering too a good diet (that is plentiful in rich fruits and vegetables) and getting plenty of exercise. Another possibility to consider is hypothyroidism. Sometimes it can cause this presentation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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,?

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,?

See your surgeon: Have you had a post op check? Make appointment to see your Ob/Gyn who did the surgery. He/She would be in a better position to know if your symptoms are surgically related or how to help. ...Read more

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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

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Chronic chapped lips, dry mouth and throat while sleeping. Help?

Chronic chapped lips, dry mouth and throat while sleeping. Help?

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

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For a week I have had these symptoms dizzy, nauseas, lack of appetite, weak body and chapped lips dry mouth?

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

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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?

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

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What kind of perscribed medicine can cause skin and lip dryness?

What kind of perscribed medicine can cause skin and lip dryness?

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

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What r the most common lip diseases that happened from lip dryness?

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

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While on accutane, what is the best treatment for lip dryness?

Lip balm: Lip dryness can be alleviated with lip balm or vaseline. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What can cuase my lips to feel dry and itch, even though I have been putting on chap stick?

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

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I have had dry lips for two months I have tried vaseline and all kinds of chap stick. What will help?

Tips for dry lips: Dry lips can occur during any season, especially in certain climate conditions. Avoid licking which aggravates the dryness and causes the lips to constantly chap. Instead, apply aquaphor or aveeno (oatmeal) healing ointment to moisten and mask from the sun. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possibly hydrocortis: The most important thing to do is stop picking and licking. Saliva can be pretty irritating. In addition a gentle topical steroid, like 1% Hydrocortisone in an ointment base, not cream, could help. It could be applied 2-4 times per day. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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

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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?

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