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Perpetually Chapped Lips
Lip eczema treatable: 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. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had chapped lips for a couple of months and have a drawer full of every chap stick that is available for purchase. What is the best remedy?
Dry/sun/wind/licking: Chapped lips? Hydrate well- water is best. You can apply lip balms with beeswax base or oil base creams. Remember that lips require solar protection just like your skin – apply & reapply balms or creams with a minimum spf of 15. Going skiing ?- protect from sun & windburn by covering with a scarf or a ski / snowboard face mask with visor. Dry air? - use a humidifier. Try not to lick your lips! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lip Balm: Chapped lips is caused by the evaporation of moisture which leaves them dry and cracked. This can be caused by cold weather, wind, sun, mouth breathing, and certain medications. Use of a good lip balm along with staying hydrated and protecting your lips from the elements should be helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: First (and most difficult) is to stop licking them. You may think you are not but you may be very surprised. Often a vaseline type cover will help protect your lips and allow them to resolve. However, it is always possible that you have become sensitive to something you have already been using. Keep it simple if you don't get better you should see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer