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How can I solve my chapped lips?

Asked by Tracy

Hi doctor, I have a serious problem with my lips being chapped. It’s an everyday thing, I use chapstick and lip glosses and even lip plumpers but they all are temporary solutions. They don’t solve the problem what can I do? Can it be that my body is not producing a certain hormone? A hormone imbalance?

Tracy answered
    Dr. Schultz 1.86K Rep.

    Lip plumpers will actually make the problem worse. Your problem most likely isn’t a hormonal one. Instead, for persistently chapped lips one can use vaseline or even an antibiotic ointment like bacitracin alternating with (over the counter) 1% hydrocortisone ointment every couple of hours, and should stop licking (if you are) the lips as the saliva makes the problem much worse. If this doesn’t help in a week, then one should see a dermatologist.

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