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Mon Jan 29, 2018, 05:45 PM

Chapped lips, arghhh.

So, my husband and I haven't had the flu, but we've had the "crud" for two weeks. I haven't been sick in a decade.

This time my lips are so chapped. Lip "balms" have done nothing. Maybe even making it worse.

I looked up remedies for chapped lips on line.

Someone suggested making a scrub of honey and sugar. I tried it and my lips feel so much better.

Maybe it can work for you, too..

Yours in good health and bad...

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Reply Chapped lips, arghhh. (Original post)
LakeArenal Jan 2018 OP
underpants Jan 2018 #1
dewsgirl Jan 2018 #4
Akoto Jan 2018 #2
Freddie Jan 2018 #3
LakeArenal Jan 2018 #7
JI7 Jan 2018 #5
LakeArenal Jan 2018 #6
JI7 Jan 2018 #8
LakeArenal Jan 2018 #12
JI7 Jan 2018 #13
LakeArenal Jan 2018 #14
procon Jan 2018 #9
LakeArenal Jan 2018 #11
Codeine Jan 2018 #10
TexasBushwhacker Jan 2018 #15
LeftInTX Jan 2018 #16
Laffy Kat Jan 2018 #17
diva77 Jan 2018 #18

Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 05:50 PM

1. Carmex give it a try.

I started using it in the Army riding around on a Bradley in German winters.


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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 06:18 PM

4. This is what I use, my grandma used it often.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 06:07 PM

2. In a pinch, a touch of vaseline can help. They use that on me at the dentist.

I always get dry mouth and lips when my dentist works on me. It's one of those lingering symptoms of dental phobia I've (mostly) beaten.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 06:16 PM

3. Aquaphor Lip Repair

Is the only thing that works for me. I'm allergic or sensitive to the flavors etc on most lip balms and this has nothing like that in it.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 06:32 PM

7. I'll Google it.. Thanks

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 06:26 PM

5. Have you tried kiehls ?

 

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Response to JI7 (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 06:31 PM

6. I'll try it.

Carmex, Chap Stick just don't work for me.

I got a lip balm from Indigo Wild that works okay for awhile.

Thanks for all suggestions, tho.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 06:37 PM

8. You might even want to try 2 products

 

Something like kiehls and then aquaphor on top.

I do this a lot of times. Kiehls feels like it melts into your lips which is nice and then something thicker on top to seal it.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 07:45 PM

12. I found both...

Aquaphor is way cheaper than Kiehls. Which Kiehls? there are so many.. Aquaphor has a product for lips. Can't find a specific lip treatment for Kiehls.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 07:51 PM

13. The one that says #1

 

It can come in scents also but i recommend the no scent one .

https://www.kiehls.com/lip-balm-1/307.html?dwvar_307_size=0.5 fl. oz. Tube&cgid=face-lip#start=1&cgid=face-lip

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Response to JI7 (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:51 PM

14. Done and done.. Thanks

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 06:38 PM

9. Its a symptom of your internal condition.

If you're sick, treat the symptoms. You know the usual routine, force plenty of fluids, vitamins especially vitamin C, and cold reducing meds. It takes time to heal.

Don't try to scrub off the accumulation of dry scruff on your lips, that will only cause painful irritation and raw spots that will make more dry patches. Don't lick or chew your lips as saliva contains digestive enzymes that will make the problem worse. Try applying warm oil with a cotton ball to loosen and soften the rough skin on your mouth. Mineral oil is OK, but I dislike the taste so I use olive oil instead. Vitamin E oil is another possibility.

Lip balms often contain alcohols, perfumes or other ingredients that can cause more irritation, so use with caution. Check your pantry for safe and soothing oils that you can apply as needed, Coconut Oil, grapeseed, flaxseed, and olive Oil.

Advice from an old retired RN, take it as you will. Feel better!

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Response to procon (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 07:35 PM

11. Advice heeded.

I do find the honey pretty soothing..

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 06:48 PM

10. My wife sugar scrubbed my lips once.

It worked pretty well, but I honestly canít be bothered. My lips are perpetually mildly chapped; as long as they donít start splitting I usually donít notice.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 10:24 PM

15. I brush mine with my toothbrush once every day or 2

then apply lip balm. Mine tend to get chapped overnite because I breathe through my mouth when I sleep.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 11:03 PM

16. Aquaphor

I have a 3.5 oz jar that I like.
I also buy the purse size little tubes and carry them everywhere.
I suffer from chronic dry mouth and chapped lips.

The 3.5 oz jar works the best cuz it's thicker.

Good stuff.

Avoid Carmex, Blistex etc. Many of those product contain menthol and camphor...the flavoring in many balms is irritating.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 02:08 AM

17. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

Do it from the inside out. Drink a lot of water and/or juice.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 04:09 AM

18. Elizabeth Arden 8 hour Cream - heals chapped lips, chapped hands - even disturbingly chapped hands

with cracks in the tips of fingers that are one skin cell shy of bleeding. I swear by this stuff! It has an unusual odor, but it sure works wonders! And it literally heals skin overnight (within 8 hours).

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