Dry Lips

Dry lips also called chapped or cracked lips, can result from various factors, such as dehydration, dry weather, and some medications (chemotherapy, Retinoids). Keeping your lips moist by using lip balm, drinking lots of water, wrapping your mouth with a scarf, and using a humidifier can treat and prevent dry lips.

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I have dryness in and around lips after rosacea treatment. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from rosacea. So went under proper treatment but now around my lips area, there is dryness. Though I used all the creams on my face, I did not apply creams on the lips area. So is it because of that?  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is perioral dermatitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). A type of eczema that occurs around the oral cavity. The most common reason is the steroid that causes it whether they are present in products we use on face or from the treatment we do. Ye...  Read Full »

What are the general measures for sensitive and dry skin?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently I started using a face oil with a face wash. I used them before, but I did not have any issues. Now my skin has become dry. My lips are also dry, and the skin is even peeling off. Whenever I eat something spicy, it would irritate it. I would brush my lips to get the skin off and...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. Let me help you to my best. I could see that there is dryness of the lips with the peeling of the skin. It looks like you have dry skin (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Face oil with face wash is mostly not the cause, ...  Read Full »

Why do I get drool stains on the corner of the mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I need treatment for drool stains on the corner of my mouth. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use 1 percent Hydrocortisone cream at night (in a very small quantity) for seven days, Tacroz 0.1 percent ointment twice daily during the day for ten days. Do you use cosmetics like lip balm? Is there any history of atopy or allergies? Do you have irritation due t...  Read Full »

Will Adilip 135 for high triglycerides cause loss of appetite and dry lips?

Query: Hello doctor. I am 35 years old. My triglycerides are 628. I am taking Adilip 135. But since I have started taking the medicine I have lost my appetite i.e, I do not wish to eat anything and I am feeling heavy stomach always. Simultaneously, I am having extremely dried lips round the clock. I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns.  Read Full »

What can be done for dry lips with itchiness and redness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing dry lips and around my mouth which is itchy and gets red. I have used all sorts of lip balm but nothing seems to be working. I drink lots of water throughout the day as well. This is getting me really worried now. Can you help, please?  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. Immediately stop using all different types of lip balms and lipsticks. Apply 1 percent of Hydrocortisone ointment and apply two times a day for seven days. After that, apply only Petroleum jelly or Vaseline twice daily for the next seven d...  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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ne...  Read Full »

Why are my lips dry and black at the edges?

Query: Hi doctor, My lips are dry and black at the edges. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In case you are a smoker, stop smoking. I suggest using Melanite cream daily only on the lips. Take a thin slice of lemon, sprinkle a bit of sugar on top and rub it on your lips. It will exfoliate dead cells, so new and fresh skin can appear. Use this remedy daily for a f...  Read Full »

I get stomach pain whenever I eat. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, Last week, I took an Albendazole tablet for worms. This week, I had a burger. From yesterday, my stomach is upset. If I eat any food, my stomach begins to hurt. I am unable to eat anything, and this is causing me to feel bloated. My urine appears dark yellow and my lips are very dry. P...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This appears to be a case of acidity and gastritis, precipitated by oily and spicy food. You should avoid fatty, oily and spicy diet. Take a walk after your meal, instead of taking rest. Have multiple small meals instead of heavy meals. Have regular sleep habits and a...  Read Full »

I have an infection on my lips. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have an infection on my lips. I honestly do not know what it is. Two weeks ago, I got tests for syphilis and chlamydia, which were negative. Since then, I have had a sore on my lip. But I notice that when I saw this sore with a flashlight, my lip there was yellow. There is no pain. I h...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is not an infection. This is an ulcer formed probably due to irritation and excoriation due to repeated licking. Your whole lower lip is erythematous, which indicates your lip is g...  Read Full »

I suddenly developed three pimples on my temple. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up today with three pimples on my left temples. It is not hurting, but just scary to look at. I am due for my periods. Can it be because of that? I do get pimples, but never in bundles. Seeing three of them popping up all at once, is freaking me out.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be a premenstrual flare of acne. I suggest you wash your face twice daily. Use Saslic DS (Salicylic acid topical) face wash in the morning, and Acnedap plus (Dapsone) gel at night. Hope it helps. If you have any other question, please do not hesitate to c...  Read Full »

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