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Chapped Lips

Chapped lips are a common condition. Several factors are causing it. Some of which include weather, excessive licking of the lips, and certain medications. The symptoms of chapped lips are dryness, flaking, cracks, and bleeding. A severe form of chapped lips is known as cheilitis. Infection usually causes cheilitis.

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How to treat cuts inside my lips and tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old, male and I have small cuts in the inside of my lips and my tongue. They burn when I drink or eat. They look like cuts.  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have mentioned that you have got chapped lips and tongue along with a burning sensation. Considering your age, the reason for this is mostly vitamin deficiency along with stress. I advise you to apply petroleum jelly for the chapped lips more often a day to help the...  Read Full »

I am having progressive dryness and chapped skin around my mouth and lips. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old female with a weight of 125 pounds and a height of 5'4. I have dry skin around my mouth and lips. It started suddenly when the left corner of my upper lip had a pigment. The dryness and chapped skin increased gradually over the mouth. Almost 3/4 of the lip has been c...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A dry, white and scaly area around the lip appears as a result of the allergic reaction to the saliva. It is medically referred to as dermatitis, specifically called cheilitis, when it is confined to the lips and the area around it. This could be due to other allergen...  Read Full »

I have severe chapping and cracking of lips inspite of using B complex tablets. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing a severe issue with my lips for the past six months. The problem involves intense chapping and cracking of my lips. Dryness and itching are not present; rather, the focus is on severe cracking. I attempted to address this by using an ointment and B complex tabl...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. However, I did not receive any attached photographs in your message. To assist you more effectively, please provide a picture of the affected area. Viewing the affected area is essential for me to accurately assess the con...  Read Full »

What heals chapped lips faster?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past two months, I had severely chapped lips from the cold weather. I tried O’Keefe's, Blistex, La Roche-Posay cicaplast lips, Vaseline, coconut oil and plain slices of cucumber, all of which resulted in burning itchy lips. I then decided to stop using anything at all fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This condition is called cheilitis. It is due to vitamin B deficiency, low level of iron and zinc. Also, environmental exposure, licking your lips, eating spicy foods, cold, dry weather may lead to chapped lips.  Read Full »

What are the benefits of natural remedies for chapped lips?

Query: Hello doctor, What are the benefits of natural remedies for chapped lips? Can almond oil, cucumber, lemon juice, coconut oil, a humidifier, sugar and honey, green tea bags and olive oil be used as natural remedies for chapped lips? I would like to know the skincare expert's view. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For chapping of lips, the following can be used: 1. Coconut oil has a good emollient effect and forms a barrier over the lips that prevent further chapping. It can be used two to three times a day. 2. Olive oil is another option to treat chapped lips and he...  Read Full »

Suffering from severely chapped lips. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old, 5 foot, and relatively an athletic female. I have been suffering from some pretty severe chapped lips. I realized this was common because of the cold weather and dry heat from the furnace, so I was treating them with a two-step process with intensive lip moistener. Ab...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Chapped or cracked lips is usually a common complaint in winters. From your clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your lip cracking does appear significant. Applying Vaseline and moisturizer are good remedy options. But given recurrences, you...  Read Full »

The skin around my lips are extremely red, itchy, and painful. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently developed a troubling condition that is causing discomfort. The skin around my lips has become extremely red, itchy and painful, despite my attempts to alleviate the symptoms using lip balm of various brands. I am seeking your advice and any recommendations you may hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq family. I would like to offer some suggestions for managing your dry, itchy lips: After returning from outdoors, please wash your face and lips with plain water. Ensure that you maintain a well-balanced diet as dietary deficiencies can cause dryness of the lips. I...  Read Full »

My lower lip is severely chapped, red, and bleeding. Please suggest tretament.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had a severely chapped, red, bleeding bottom lip. I have no idea where it came from, and I am not sure what to treat it with. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It may be due to dryness, irritation, sun allergy, or allergies. I suggest the following, Please avoid all irritants or irritant lip balms etc. Avoid sun exposure; if needed, you can use sunscreens, especially when outdoors frequentl...  Read Full »

I had oral sex with cut on my lips and am feeling feverish. Is it STD?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a cut on my lip due to a dry and chapped lip. Today I had oral sex with my girl, and now I m worried if I could catch some STD. She is clean and loves me, so I could not ask about her STD status. And this is raising so many doubts in me. I feel feverish, and that is the cause of m...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. There is nothing to worry about if both partners are free of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). However, symptoms can be due to any infection due to contact with any person. If you are still uncertain, you can consult your doctor for examina...  Read Full »

Can chapped lips increase the risk of HIV transmission?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been scheduled for minor surgery, prior to which I have been advised few routine investigations, including HIV. Though I have always practiced safe sex throughout by using a condom, there have been a few instances (3-4 times) where I have practiced cunnilingus (licked my partner's...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency syndrome) by oral sex or by the acts mentioned is almost nil unless there are bleeding wounds in the oral cavity. You are confirming that you did not have any oral wounds. You can go ahead with the HIV antibo...  Read Full »

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