Child has dry lips. Remedy? - Online Doctor Chats
Hi, I need help on my daughter's dry lips problem
Since when does she have it
She is 8yrs old
does she drink enough water?
having cracked lips
she needs to be taking atleast 2 litres in a day
Normally she drinks 2-3glasses of water per day
secondly, she can apply vaseline petroleum jelly
and just leave it like that
she should not be licking her lips as that dries them out further
if the vaseline also doesnt work
take a few drops of glycerine and mix in a little water and apply
We have been applying lip balm, Til oil, Ghee for past 10 days
no improvement seen
No, it hasn't extended to skin. But slight bleeding from cracks seen sometimes
is she licking these things off?
that needs to be checked?
She touches with finger but no licking seen
I think you should try using glycerine
and make her drink enough water
which is better? vaseline petroleum jelly or glycerine?
glycerine is better
but she will find it difficult to keep it on in the day time
ok. Her skin is also very sensitive. If she walks under sun for 10 mins, it turns out red.
she needs to apply a sunscreen
she can use Cetaphil/Neutrogena sunscreen with 30-40 SPF
sun screen works for 2hrs or so
it needs to be reapplied
she will go to school for ~10hrs/day along with commuting period
it needs to be applied 20 minutes before leaving the house
once she's in school
she can reapply during games
it does not need to be reapplied
and then she can reapply befmeore heading back ho
there is really no other solution
Any food/water in-take helps it?
ok. for cracked lips, you are suggesting glycerine during night
for day time, what can be used?
and vaseline petroleum jelly for right now
ok. can i ask one more question?
there is another cream called Venusia
Its made by Dr reddy's
she can apply that on whole face as well
venusia? what is it for?
its an excellent moisturizer
please go ahead
what is the question
venusia will work as facial moisturuzer as well as lip moisturizer?
ok. on second question, this is regarding hair.
my younger daughtr 4 yrs old
she already got one white hair strand.
did someone in our family have premature greying
hair loss seen while shampooing
what is her weight
no familay cases before
her weight is 25Kg. height is ~3ft 7inch or so
this is normal
Its very difficult to comment on this without examining her scalp
but you should be taking her to a dermatologist
ok. is there general diet that promotes healthy hair
high in protein and high in fruits and vegetables
do you eat non vegetarian food?
my family dont eat
i only eat once is 2wks
once in 2wks
she needs to take lots of pulses, paneer tofy, soyabean, nuts etc
and all yellow fruits and vegetables
fruits she eats banana, daily
since her height and weight are normal
I think nutritionally she is fine
you sugget to take for dermatologist?
thats why I said take her to a dermatologist
is it common to see 1 or 2 white hair strands in kids?
thats not such an issue
as the hairfall
I want to make sure that we're not missing anything
is there anything else i can help with
You mentioned about yellow vegetables. What are they?
like capsicum, carrots, butterfruit and pumpkin
they are in vit A
ok. for hair, itamin-A is important? My understanding is vitamin-e?
vit A is important
ok, doctor. That's pretty much for now. Thanks for your valuable time
thanks for consulting me
have a good day ahead
same to you. bye.
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