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4 year old has acne like sores around mouth region for quite a while now. Have tried vaseline, coconut oil & polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). What is it & treatment?
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Doctor said I should use 3 times vaseline a day for over exfoliated lips, other medications may irriate more. What's your opinions on vaseline healing?
Not healing: Vaseline will protect the lips from drying while they heal themselves, but it doesn't actually "heal.". ...Read more
Dry red patches round eyes, cheeks and mouth (non-flaky). No recent allergy or medication. 2 days moisturiser and vaseline not improving. Fungi or.?
Dry lips: Avoid excessive wind, Sun and dry atmospheres. Avoid frequent smacking or biting of your lips. Use facial cleansing cream instead of soap in cleansing your face. ...Read more
Do not lick the lios: If chapstick is used frequently enough, it should keep the lips from drying. Sometimes the habit of touching the lips with tongue lead to lips drying up; the habit needs to be watched. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Suffered from perioral dermatitis 2 years back. Now better. But lips are always chapped and black. How to cure it? I apply vaseline (white petroleum).
I used a lip liner along with vaseline. In 5days, I saw some white mark on my lower lips. Then I stopped using. Now the mark remains same. What to do?
The manufacturer of the lip liner to see if they have similar complications with their product. Please inquire if this is might be permanent.
I use vaseline, but it doesn't go away, is it safe to put polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on your lips?
Sometimes: Using topical polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) in small quantities on a lip lesion that is or may become infected is usually safe, but ir is important to avoid licking it an minimize ingestion. Systemic antibiotics taken by mouth is probably preferable. See your doctor if healing does not occur. ...Read more
Sir I have cracked lips. I used vaseline petroleum jelly. But it didn't work. Now I have physiogel lotion. Can I use on lips?
Check with MD: How long have you had dry lips for and for how long have you been using petroleum jelly? There are many causes of dry lips including but not limited to: dry or cold weather, sun damage, wind exposure, dehydration, spicy foods, allergies, smoking, fungal infections, vitamin deficiencies, side effects of medications and some skin disorders, and some medical conditions. Check with dermatologist. ...Read more
My lips are dry, they burn, they feel tight, and have little bumps on them. I've tried chapped stick and Vaseline but it doesn't help. What is wrong?
Possible yeast infx: Could be one of several things. Yeast, or Candida, infections can cause these symptoms, but they would be more generalized throughout the mouth. Could be your toothpaste or mouthwash; you might consider changing these. Is your mouth dry? Could be one of the more common autoimmune conditions such as Sjogren's syndrome, and making that diagnosis would require a biopsy. If it persists, see a doctor! ...Read more
I have severely chapped lips how can I heal them, I've tried, all Chapsticks, vaseline, A&D... What can I do?
Possible allergy: Either you lick your lips a lot, or you are allergic to one of the ingredients in the lip balms. I would see a dermatologist for patch testing, to see if they can find out what you are allergic to ...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
My lips are bruised and puffy occassionally but it keeps reoccurring, vaseline seems to soothe them?
So the left part of my bottom lip is chapped. To the point where I can pull the skin off. Would Vaseline help?
Definitely, yes: I am sure this will help you. Vaseline or Aquaphor are both good options. ...Read more
Is Vaseline good for face & lips or it makes them darker in color? I want a product as well to open face pores.
Not ideal: Vaseline used on the face and lips should not cause discoloration unless you are sensitive to one of the ingredients, such as petroleum. It is generally not recommended for use on the face in people who have acne as is will clog the pores. People with eczema often find it useful for dry itchy skin. ...Read more
Past few days my lips have had a constant burning sensation, some times even worse when eating. I've tried Vaseline but no help?
Am using vaseline for my lip 4 morethan 5 yrs 2 make it smooth but, it works for 1 day only& become dry what shall I do 4 recover 2 its naturalstatus?
See a dermatologist: You need to have a proper exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
Unlikely: You may have reacted to another ingredient in the lip balm, not vaseline or you may have reacted to something you ingested, either food or medicine. Write down what you had over the past hour, take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and head to the er. Worried this may extend further to your tongue. ...Read more
Will lip balm like vaseline cause health damage with daily use as I no doubt swallow some of it everyday?
No: The man who invented vaseline swallowed a tablespoon full of it every day for most of his life. Just to prove that it is safe. He lived into his 90's. ...Read more
I kept biting my lip last night & it's swollen & white, I tried ice, honey, & Vaseline. Nothings worked what can I do?
Apply Ice: In a paper towel to reduce swelling and vaseline or blistex to keep it moist. ...Read more
Why do my lips suddenly get wrinkly after exfoliation? I also applied vaseline and l'occitane lip balm but it doesn't work
Stop exfoliating: Try gentile lip repairs like skinceuticals with silymarin ...Read more
I would like to know why small bumps appear on my lips when using lipsticks and other lip products except vaseline and chapsticks?
See below: Yu may be sensitive to one of the chemicals. ...Read more
Hi I have an issue where the area around my lips gets sore everytime I lick them it's a habit I just want to understand it more. Green vaseline helps.
Saliva: Saliva is very irritating outside the mouth. Apply vaseline or Aquaphor or chapstick very frequently. Consider consulting a psychologist. Behavior therapy can be effective to control OCD compulsive behavior. When it is less irritated you will lick less. When you stop licking the skin will heal. ...Read more
Hi. So I have razor burn on my vagina lips. Is there anyway to treat it? Can I put vaseline on it or will that mess up my PH levels? I don't have any
Not vaseline: Get some double antibiotic ointment and use that twice a day to affected area ...Read more
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