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What is the best remedy for chapped and cracking lips?

What is the best remedy for chapped and cracking lips?

Chapped lip remedy: Presuming chapped, cracked lips are due to cold weather and not toothpaste, contact allergy from lipstick compound and lip care products, or medications you are taking. First, stay hydrated and avoid licking you lips as this can leave lips drier. Use an oil-based emollient cream, or a petrolatum or beeswax containing lip balm. Apply frequently. If severe, short term low potency steroid helps. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for cracked lips?

Lip savers: Even though it is quite common to do, try as much as possible not to lick your lips. Instead try something as simple as vaseline. You can also look for an emollient lip balm with a sunscreen. You will need to apply the product often throughout the day. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for dry cracked lips for toddlers?

What is the best treatment for dry cracked lips for toddlers?

Beeswax: Beeswax would be a better choice. It'll treat the dry cracking lips but is non-toxic if swallowed. ...Read more

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My lips are really dry and chapped? What is the treatment for that?

My lips are really dry and chapped? What is the treatment for that?

Vaseline: Vaseline is the best lubricant, but is messy. Any of the over the counter product are good. The best treatment of them all is .....Go to the caribbean (nice humid climate, no dryness, just sunshine and fun). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cracked lips?

What is the best treatment for cracked lips?

Moisturize them: Keep them moist with some sort of cream so you won't be temped to lick them. ...Read more

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What is the cause and (desi) remedy for swollen lips.?

Allergic reaction?: Swollen lips can be caused by a topical or systemic allergic reaction, side effect of medications, trauma etc. Depending on the cause, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) could be taken and/or topical steroid swabbed on the area. If there is a cut or infection, antibiotic may be needed. Go see your dentist! ...Read more

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What is the best kind of lip balm for severe dry lips? Is bee wax the best?

Aquaphor Lip Repair: Hello LukasH, I would recommend Aquaphor Lip Repair. It's active ingredients include nourishing vitamins, Shea Butter, and soothing Camomile which all contribute to healing dry, cracked lips. You can also purchase it with SPF to further protect your lips from the sun. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for severe dry skin?

What is the best remedy for severe dry skin?

Dry skin: The very best remedy for dry skin is as follows. Sit in the bathtub for 30 - 60 minutes (no soap) then get out, dry off, wait 15 minutes and apply aquaphor ointment (or vaseline) all over body. This works because the water soaks into the skin and when the skin surface is dry the ointment will seal the moisture in. Do this daily. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for cold sores on your tongue?

What is the best remedy for cold sores on your tongue?

Time and patience.: Cold sores usually run their course in 7-10 days. Stay on a bland diet. Stay hydrated...Drink plenty of water. Take Ibuprofen if needed for pain (as long as you are not allergic or unable to take this medicine). Check with your physician and/or dentist to make sure the sores are not a response to a systemic infection. ...Read more

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On top of moisturiser, what is the best natural remedy to combat dry and itchy skin?

On top of moisturiser, what is the best natural remedy to combat dry and itchy skin?

Avoiding things: While moisturizers can help dry itchy skin, using a fragrance free/hypoallergenic soap can also help decrease your symtoms. Avoiding hot showers/baths may also help your symtoms. If you still have problems with these changes, your family doctor may be able to prescribe you an ointment to use to help treat your dry, itchy skin. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for sore cracked heels?

What is the best thing for sore cracked heels?

Lotion: Flexitol is an excellent over the counter lotion for cracked heels. Also, if the crack is bleeding, apply a piece of tape to help keep the crack closed. This will prevent the crack from getting worse and also allow the crack to heel. Avod walking barefoot, especially if you have tile or hard wood floors in your house. If flexitol does not work, than you made need a prescription lotion. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure dry and rough skin?

What is the best way to cure dry and rough skin?

Dry rough skin: You need to see a dermatologist to help understand the cause of your skin condition. You can't really cure until you determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is the best home treatment for extremely dry skin?

What is the best home treatment for extremely dry skin?

Urea.lactic acid: Urea based lotion or ammonium lactate are both useful for dry skin. A barrier repair cream called cerave is also useful. The very dry skin may be a condition called icthyosis which may be better treated with prescription strength creams. ...Read more

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Is carmex a any good for my cold sore, what is the best thing to put on it?

Is carmex a any good for my cold sore, what is the best thing to put on it?

Cold Sore: It will not hurt or help however unless you put it on your finger you will contaminate the stick or jar and then it needs to be dumped. Cold sores heal in 7-10 days by themselves or you may buy an otc drug like abreva which will shorten the time to heal. You can get an rx for zovirax (acyclovir) but it is expensive. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for dry sinuses and nose pain?

What is the best cure for dry sinuses and nose pain?

Drink H2O flush nose: Make sure you are drinking enough water and not taking medications that will dry out your mucous membranes. Nasal flushing with a mixture of saline and baking soda can also be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severely dry skin over-the-counter lotion?

What is the best treatment for severely dry skin over-the-counter  lotion?

Dry skin: Ingredients that are helpful for dry skin: ceramides help skin hold water, dimethicone and glycerin draw water to the skin, hyaluronic acid helps the skin hold water, lanolin, mineral oil, and petroleum help keep water on the skin. Read the label and get moisturizers with these products such as cerave, restoraderm, cutemol, and aquaphor. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for white heads on the nose and cheek (near the eyes ) . Good medicine or home remedy? Is better?

What is the best remedy for white heads on the nose and cheek (near the eyes ) .  Good medicine or home remedy?  Is better?

Cleanser: I would start with a gentle cleanser like cetaphil. Use that daily for a month and see if you notice an improvement. After that i might try an over the counter cream which contains a drug called benzoyl peroxide. If those things do not work then discuss with your doctor. Sometimes prescription creams or even oral medications can help. ...Read more

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What is the best skincare for extremely dry skin?

Healthy skin: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot! use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for sore joints?

What is the best remedy for sore joints?

Heat.: A warm soak, hot compresses, or a paraffin bath (not too hot - keep it 110 degrees or less) can improve discomfort and stiffness in joints without any systemic side effects. ...Read more