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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 loss of appetite and dry lips after taking Adilip 135. Why?

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 Majid Hanif

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

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

My lips remain dry and turns dark. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My lips have been dry, and the skin is senseless and tight. I cannot smile or move them. Eating has become a problem because the corners are cracked. I am not using any products, as they only seem to make it worse. They peel off after many days, but the new skin also drys out and again...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your condition is called eczematous cheilitis. But, still please upload 2 to 3 photos of the area, so that is easy to diagnose the condition. Try applying topically Mometasone cream mixed with some moisturizing lotion, 2 to 3 times a day for two weeks. Avoid licking yo...  Read Full »

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 Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I am suffering from lip swelling and skin sensitivity. Please suggest the solution.

Query: Hi doctor,I am-20-years-old. I have been dealing with a problem with my lips for the past one year. If I intake some food or use any cosmetics on my lips, they swells and becomes dry, red, and itchy. I have taken ayurvedic medicines for nearly six months. It is much better now. But recently, my face...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, welcomes you. I understand your concern and will try my best to give you all the answers in a very easy and clear manner. Given your symptoms, we derive that you suffer from an allergy to some chemical or ingredient in the cosmetic or outside food. It would be helpful if you share t...  Read Full »

My lips are cracked, dry, swollen, itchy, and chapped. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried about my lips. It is dry, swollen, itching, and chapped. I am an adolescent girl. I went to several physicians, used numerous lotions and ointments, and consumed innumerable medications, all in vain. The doctor stated it was due to dehydration, so I began drinking a lot o...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. According to your descriptions, you have either allergic responses or angioedema, which causes your lips to swell. After contacting your doctor, you can use lip bless cream with a tablet of Cetirizine once daily. Ko...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

My lips are chapped and get crusts more often. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My lips are always getting crusts. It is almost as if they keep regenerating the skin for some reason. They will get soggy and yellow if in contact with water (the crusts) and if I remove them they will grow back two or three days later. I have been having this for four to five months. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. With your descriptions, it seems you have cheilitis of lips or cracks in lips. I suggest you use lip bless cream after consulting your general physician. Common ingredients of this cream are Kojic Dipalmitate, Niacinamide, ...  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 »

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