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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


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What can I for my bad chapped lips if I don't have vaseline?

What can I for my bad chapped lips if I don't have vaseline?

Chapped lips: To prevent or treat chapped lips you can apply honey or coconut oil to the lips several times a day. Or you can apply fresh cream to your lips for ten minutes. Wash off with tepid water. ...Read more

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Lips feel really dry and numb, chapstick and Vaseline isn't helping. What do I do?

Lips feel really dry and numb, chapstick and Vaseline isn't helping. What do I do?

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

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How can I keep my lips from drying up? Chapstick and vaseline aren't good enough.

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

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What to do if I have tried vaseline and various lip balms and still not gone help?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Could using vaseline on your lips be a health risk?

Could using vaseline on your lips be a health risk?

NO: Vaseline/petroleun jelly is considered non-toxic. I suppose it could cause loose stools but not to a serious extent. ...Read more

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Will vaseline help the recovery time of a stitched lip?

Will vaseline help the recovery time of a stitched lip?

In addition,: Covering the stitch with vaseline, Will allow the wound to heal from the inside, will prevent drying and subsequently produce less visible scarring ...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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Is Vaseline good for face & lips or it makes them darker in color? I want a product as well to open face pores.

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

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Past few days my lips have had a constant burning sensation, some times even worse when eating. I've tried Vaseline but no help?

Past few days my lips have had a constant burning sensation, some times even worse when eating. I've tried Vaseline but no help?

See a doctor: It could be that they are very dry. I could also be the beginning of cold sores/fever blister. See a doctor if it continues or you develop a rash. ...Read more

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Lips have felt chapped for a couple of weeks. Used Vaseline at night aquaphor during the day. Now tiny bumps appeared & tingling. What could this be?

Cold sore: Sometimes cold sores pop up with chapped lips or they could be your normal lip glands. Best to get checked out by your doctor if painful or worrisome. Good luck ...Read more

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Allergic to vaseline lip balm how to stop swelling?

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

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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

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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