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What is the best remedy for chapped and cracking lips?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Moisture
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!

In brief: Moisture
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!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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