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Can chapped lips be a sign of being sick? My brother said he's been drinking water all day.

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine
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In brief: Maybe

Chapped lips are due to dryness.
Change in environmental moisture (deserts, indoor heating) can do it. Too, some lotions, chapsticks, etc. can dry out the lips. A stuffy nose causing mouth breathing, can dry out the mouth & lips. If he has no other symptoms of illness, wait & see. Non irritating lip protection helps. I like Carmex best (Blistex and Chapstick and several glosses make mine worse)

In brief: Maybe

Chapped lips are due to dryness.
Change in environmental moisture (deserts, indoor heating) can do it. Too, some lotions, chapsticks, etc. can dry out the lips. A stuffy nose causing mouth breathing, can dry out the mouth & lips. If he has no other symptoms of illness, wait & see. Non irritating lip protection helps. I like Carmex best (Blistex and Chapstick and several glosses make mine worse)
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