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Old 08-04-2016, 01:05 PM   #21
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try caking on carmex


There ya go! My lips dont crack, but I literally go insane if I am not slapping it on every few hours... I may kill myself if Carmex was ever not around.


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Old 08-04-2016, 01:32 PM   #22
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I got 10 Chapsticks original black wrapper for Christmas. Best gift ever.
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Would a dermatologist be the right type of doctor to see for this condition?
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...A few months back I had a case of chapped lips....

The cure for it (and I am expecting this to recur from time to time) was applying some over-the-counter athlete's foot cream before bed.
Sounds like either a dermatologist or a podiatrist might be able to help.
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:41 PM   #24
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Sounds like either a dermatologist or a podiatrist might be able to help.
Actually I kicked it off with my regular GP. Figuring if I needed a Lip-ologist he'd refer me to one. He made the correct diagnosis and the Hoof-and-mouth cream fixed it up. But of course the Op might have a different problem
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Not sure about caking on, but for me Carmex is the best.

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Old 08-04-2016, 02:25 PM   #26
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OK, I slathered on some Carmex and will see how that works. I look like my face just fell into a jar of vaseline. Oh well.

I'm drinking lots of water now too - thanks for the tip Nash.
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OK, I slathered on some Carmex and will see how that works. I look like my face just fell into a jar of vaseline. Oh well.



I'm drinking lots of water now too - thanks for the tip Nash.


If Carmex works, you will never find anything else satisfactory, believe me. Chapstick just wont cut it. Google "Carmex addiction".
5. You’re addicted to it because you might be allergic to it. Besides the camphor and menthol, Carmex also includes several other ingredients that can cause sensitivity. The irritation creates a never-ending cycle of Carmex addiction. Dr. Bowe says, “Carmex has many irritating ingredients that can cause inflammation in the lip area in people with sensitive lips. These ingredients can cause people to feel as though they need to reapply a lip balm more frequently, so it feels like an addiction.” Here are several of these ingredients, which are also found in other lip balms and may attribute to their addictiveness:


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This thread reminds me that I used to have severe problems with dry and cracked lips when younger. Chapstick worked for me, Carmex didn't.

I cannot remember when the problem went away. Definitely more than 15 years ago, maybe 20.

What changed? Who knows. I used to have severe hay fever. That went away too.
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Besides drinking more water, experiment with taking some coconut oil. Try the kind that does not solidify at room temperature. Add it to a smoothie or protein drink.
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Ditto on drinking more water. Every time I get chapped lips, not drinking enough water is a big culprit. Aquaphor, Vaseline, Chapstick, they all work. They also keep you from licking those chapped lips. Licking one's lips is a huge culprit.

Sometimes a secondary Candida or other infection make the problem worse.

Everyone has their favorite remedies, but avoid anything flavored or scented to avoid allergies. I have never seen an allergic reaction to Aquaphor or Vaseline.

Also eating too much some certain fruit may trigger a local reaction, such as kiwi.


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When you are close to home try some 100% coconut oil, I use the same jar I cook with, it works like a charm. I do not know if you can find it in a lip type application. No artificial add-ins that might cause drying.
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