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Chapped lips


Alternative names

Lips - chapped and dry

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Here are some recommendations for preventing chapped lips:
  • Avoid going out in dry, cold weather without putting on lip balm or lipstick.
  • Try to keep the air in your home humid.
  • Use a sunscreen on your lips when outside in sunny weather.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure.
Some recommendations for soothing chapped and sore lips:
  • Treat chapped lips with beeswax and phenol (such as Carmex).
  • Drink additional fluids in winter months.

Update Date: 4/17/2003

Michael Lehrer, M.D., Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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