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My Child Ate Carmex
I am pregnant 6w and use kiehl's lip balm which contains 1% octinoxate. I heard octinoxate can produce estrogen like effect. Will it hurt my baby?
No: Lip balm will not hurt your fetus. ...Read more
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
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
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
Nope: Keeping the area moisturized is actually good. ...Read more
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
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
Chapped lips: Sure both work very well. You just have to moisturize the lips to get them soft again. Good luck. ...Read more
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?
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
I have just consumed approximately 2grams of lip balm, I am unaware of the ingredients and my stomach is making suspicious noises, is it poisonous?
RELAX: If it were toxic, would it be sold for application to the mouth? ...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
Used carmex on my lips and accidentally licked it off without realizing. Will this hurt me since I consumed it?
No: The makers of lip medications know that patients will lick some of the medication off. ...Read more
My lips centre suddenly gone white and corner are very black. I used lip balm later I got into this problem, now its looks ugly.: (..
What did you apply?:
I suspect an allergy to something in the lip bam.
Parabense are often to blame. ...Read more
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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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
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
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