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Dry Lips

Information About Dry Lips

We Have to Know about the Dry Lips

  • Chapped lips

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Complete dryness of lips?

Causes of Dry Lips

  • Inadequate intake of fluids and water
  • Dehydration
  • Some systemic diseases

Do’s and Don’ts-Dry 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

Signs & Symptoms of Dry Lips

  • A sticky, dry feeling in the mouth​
  • Frequent thirst
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Sores or split skin at the corners of the mouth​
  • Cracked lips​

Medical advice for Dry Lips

  • If the symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks

Risk factors of Dry Lips

  • Aging​
  • Many older people experience dry mouth as they age​
  • Contributing factors include the use of certain medications, changes in the body’s ability to process medication, inadequate nutrition, and having long-term health problems
  • Cancer therapy also

Treatment for Dry Lips

  • Adequate intake of water and fluids
  • Control of diseases like of diabetes
  • Medicines

Self-care for Dry Lips

  • Treat chapped lips with Vaseline
  • Drink additional fluids in winter months

Investigations for Dry Lips

  • Lab tests
Medical advice for Dry Lips
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