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I am 6 week pregnant. I use lip balm containing 1% octinoxate. I might absorb it when eating. Heard it produce estrogen effect. Will it hurt my baby?

I am 6 week pregnant. I use lip balm containing 1% octinoxate. I might absorb it when eating. Heard it produce estrogen effect. Will it hurt my baby?

I'd stop using it,: As it it absorbed & does have an estrogen effect. The concentration that can cause a problem in humans is unknown. Check your sunscreens, also. Octinoxate is not stable in sunlight. So there are probably better & safer options. It's not recommended for pregnant women or children. Since you used it on a small surface area, it probably did no harm. ...Read more

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My lips are very dry can you help me? I've used Vasleine, Carmex, Baby Lips & Hydrocortisone. It doesn't work for me.

My lips are very dry can you help me? I've used Vasleine, Carmex, Baby Lips & Hydrocortisone. It doesn't work for me.

Different ointment: Sorry to hear that you are experiencing that. You can try an over the counter product called "aquaphor". It works great on dry lips but I'm not sure if it is available in the UK. Otherwise I recommend seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I suddenly felt some dryness and little bumps on my lips. Its now some kind of allergy on my lips. Ate mango from peel; used a newish lip balm. What?

I suddenly felt some dryness and little bumps on my lips. Its now some kind of allergy on my lips. Ate mango from peel; used a newish lip balm. What?

Contact allergy: This may well be from an allergic reaction to the mango but the new lip balm may also be a cause. If you have had problem with poison oak/poison ivy in the past, you are more likely to get a delayed allergic reaction (24-72 hrs after exposure) to mango. Obviously the best treatment is avoidance. ...Read more

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What's wrong with carmex in a jar?

What's wrong with carmex in a jar?

Carmex: Products are used for dry or chapped lips. I am not sure I understand what your question in. Consider clarifying and re-asking. ...Read more

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Can I use carmex on a blister?

Can I use carmex on a blister?

Probably safe: Carmex is probably safe but it depends somewhat on the cause of the blister. If it's from a burn, plain vaseline could soothe and keep air from hitting the surface, thus reducing pain. ...Read more

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How fast do cut lips heal? Do I use carmex?

How fast do cut lips heal? Do I use carmex?

Quickly: Lip lacerations heal fairly rapidly. Keep the cut moist with vaseline or neosporin ointment until it heals fully. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of allergy to lip balm?

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What are the symptoms of allergy to lip balm?

Chapped lip?: Allergy to lip balm is very uncommon but if it does cause problem, it will likely present with itchy, peeling, swollen, or chapped lips starting 24-72 hours after application from contact allergy which is different from the allergic reaction causing nasal and eye symptoms. ...Read more

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What is this bump on my lip; use lip balm nightly?

What is this bump on my lip; use lip balm nightly?

U need to see an ENT: A bump on the lip can be a variety of different things. Commonly the mucosal lining of the lip (the red more moist part) contains tiny glands that secrete mucous, sometimes the glands become blocked and create small cysts that can be easily treated. Bumps can also represent growths, both benign and cancerous and should be addressed early to keep the problem simple. See an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Could I use carmex coldsore as a lip balm or chapstick?

Chapped lips: Sure both work very well. You just have to moisturize the lips to get them soft again. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm not sure but I think my son may have swallowed carmex, but I rinsed his mouth afterwards and he hasn't showed any signs of it affecting he active?

I'm not sure but I think my son may have swallowed carmex, but I rinsed his mouth afterwards and he hasn't showed any signs of it affecting he active?

Non toxic: Carmex chap stick is not toxic but it does contain salicylic acid (aspirin) that may cause some mucosal irritation. Give him some milk to neutralize the acid, and he should be OK. ...Read more

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Are there any negative effects of the eos lip balm?

Are there any negative effects of the eos lip balm?

No: But neither does it have any special medicinal properties. Use it if it feels good or tastes good or is not expensive. ...Read more

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Anything to use on chapped lips beside carmex?

Anything to use on chapped lips beside carmex?

Vaseline, vitamin E,: Aloe with e and c, udder cream, and any of the above with spf 15. ...Read more

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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

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I use carmex and chapstick but I constantly get chapped lips daily. I keep it under control with the chapstick but i'd like for them to heal, anyideas?

I use carmex and chapstick but I constantly get chapped lips daily. I keep it under control with the chapstick but i'd like for them to heal, anyideas?

May be lip eczema: Persistent chapped lips can be lip eczema, which may be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream (twice a day for 1 week) plus vaseline or aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes lip balm or lip sunscreen chemicals cause an allergic reaction. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can help. ...Read more

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Can I use carmex as a moisturiser on allergic dermatitis?

Can I use carmex as a moisturiser on allergic dermatitis?

Yes but: I presume you meant atopic dermatitis or eczema. The major issue is a porous skin surface causing rapid water loss from the skin and making it easier for potential allergens to enter through it. Thus applying a good moisturizer within 3 minutes after bathing is important because this will help trap more water in your skin layer. Moisturizers I prefer include cerave, ulactin, or vanicream. ...Read more

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How to cure chapped lips without chapstick, vaseline or carmex?

Stop licking: Really, using a barrier such as vaseline or chapstick is important, but the most important thing you can do is to not lick your lips. Other things are to stay out of the sun and avoid wind burn. You would be amazed at how drying the wind is to skin and lips. ...Read more

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Could someone be addicted to chapstick and and lip balm? I feel like I am getting to that level..

Chapstick: The chapstick and lip balm may be constantly irritating your lips, making you think you need more rather than less of this product. Overuse of these products is a habit, not an addiction, which can be broken. If your lips continue to be dry, I would seek medical attention which can treat recurrent infections on your lips. ...Read more

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Can lip balm cause lip blisters?

Can lip balm cause lip blisters?

Possibly: I use lip balm to prevent blisters as I seem to have a virus that goes nuts with a cracked lip after sun exposure. One can be allergic to one or more of the ingredients in the balm. ...Read more

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Which works better for genital herpes carmex or abreva? ..

Which works better for genital herpes carmex or abreva? ..

Neither: Neither of these will work well for genital herpes. The best option would be to call your doctor for a prescription for an anti-viral medication, such as valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more