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sooo weird has anyone else had this? - March 17th 2009, 04:18 AM

i get REALLY chapped lips like seriously bad and chap stick makes it worse even like carmex doesnt work they like crack and itch and hurt bad! went to the dermatologist and he didnt seem to know what it was, gave me some stuff for it called desonide and it worked for awhile but now it makes them worse too!
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Re: sooo weird has anyone else had this? - March 17th 2009, 04:25 AM

I actually had this problem after my jaw surgery. You need a medicated lip balm such as blistex medicated, or see your doctor for a precription one. Those are the only two things that helped me.

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Re: sooo weird has anyone else had this? - March 17th 2009, 12:01 PM

I haven't personally had a problem with chapped lips before, but i know plenty of people who have and i wouldn't worry too much about it, it's more of an annoyance than anything i'd imagine.

There are a few things you can do to help treat and prevent it though.

  1. Use lip balm such as Chap Stick to promote healing and prevention of chapped lips. This is almost vital in the process of moisturizing your lips.
  2. Ensure your body is not deficient in B vitamins, iron or essential fatty acids. These deficiencies can cause scaling of lips and cracking of lip corners. Take a multivitamin/mineral supplement after consultation with your physician.
  3. Hydrate your body by drinking plenty of water. Dehydration can cause dryness of lips. Increase your water intake during winter to keep your lips looking fresh. You can also humidify the rooms to deal with winter dryness.
  4. Rule out allergy to lipstick dyes.
  5. If in spite of water intake your lips seem dehydrated, apply cool wet cloth to hydrate lips. Also try to seal in the moisture with a lip balm. Apply lip balm every hour or two to treat dry lips and to keep them healthy. Use balm with spf of at least 15 to save your lips from sun damage.
  6. Don't lick your lips, it will cause more chapping. Licking lips doesn't moisturize them.
  7. Lip lickers also tend to be lip biters. Biting lips removes their protective covering which causes further drying.
  8. Use a soft toothbrush to softly buff your lips to remove the deposit of dead cells that will cause more drying and flaking.
  9. Creamy lipsticks can act like balms and prevent your lips from chapping. Avoid using lipsticks that can dry out your lips.
  10. Ordinary Vaseline works wonders. It prevents sun blisters as well if applied before venturing into the sun.

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Re: sooo weird has anyone else had this? - March 17th 2009, 05:11 PM

I used to have really bad chapped lips- they'd bleed if I smiled too big! then i started using Burt's Bees chap stick, and now I have uber soft lips! get the plain-jane flavor- (Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, its the one with the yellow tube and cap) it works best for me.

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Re: sooo weird has anyone else had this? - March 17th 2009, 05:38 PM

Originally Posted by kimvia View Post
I used to have really bad chapped lips- they'd bleed if I smiled too big!
Mine too, sucks badly and made me rreally uncomfortable once.
I bought every chap stick lip balm/ repair creme in the apothecary and tried them out, some, like Ceralip (a fluid) really did repair my lips very fast, but also made them hyper sensitive. now i use a vichy chapstick to prevent my lips from breaking, and it makes them soft but not hyper sensitive
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Re: sooo weird has anyone else had this? - March 17th 2009, 08:31 PM

i unfortunately have had this problem for quite some time - last year, it was horrible. i'd get chapped lips all the time, especially because of the bad weather! now i've developed a horrible habit of licking my lips all the time... at least they're not chapped anymore. :P

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