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Just had a question about dry red chapped lips...I've had

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Just had a question about dry red chapped lips...I've had them for a few months ago and have tried everything
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?
Customer: About 2 months. I constantly apply chapstick but it doesn't help much. carmex feels the best
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not that I know of. I was adopted so don't know much of my history
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 9 months ago.

Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,

Many times dried chapped lips are related to dehydration.

I would increase your water intake to at least 100oz daily.

Continue with the carmex/vaseline twice daily especially before bed.

If you are not better in 1 month, I would see a doctor who can order blood tests to rule out any underlying causes.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

If not, please don't forget to leave a positive rating as that's the only way I get credit for answering your question.

Thank you!

Expert:  Michael Salama replied 9 months ago.

Is there anything else I can help you with today?

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