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Medication and care for dry lips - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Dry Skin
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User :   i have a non painful dry red lips for seven years, i try everything to get rid of it, but nothing works. So what can i do to get rid of it. I am really tired of it because it make me feel uncomfortable when in the public places.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   have you tried any medications? or lip balms?
Doctor :   have tried making changes in diet and lifestyle?
Doctor :   if yes, have they been of any help?
User :   yes, no they did not help.
Doctor :   is the dryness only in lips? or do you have generalized dryness for entire body?
User :   only on the lips
Doctor :   ok. have had any consultation with dermatologist?
User :   no, i never try dermatologist
Doctor :   ok. is it possible to send a picture of it for me to have a look?
Doctor :   if yes, please send
User :   i do not know how.
Doctor :   if webcam is there, you can click a pic, and attach to mail and send to tghe above given ID
Doctor :   or take pic with phone or cam, attach with mail and send it
Doctor :   if it is cumbersome do not bother
Doctor :   a dermatologist opinion is recommended to see what could be the cause of excessive dryness
User :   i dont have webcam here, would you tell me the nearest one
Doctor :   if infection is associated you could have recurrence
User :   i don't really know what is the cause.
Doctor :   apply a mixture of glycerin and olive oil 1:1 ratio for lips 2-4 times day or as needed
Doctor :   it should give some releif
Doctor :   drink plenty of water about 8-10 glasses per day
Doctor :   avoid use of caffeinated beverages
Doctor :   in food include fruits and veg 3 servings daily in form of salads
Doctor :   in salads use oilve oil 1 tsp for 1 bowl
Doctor :   tale Tab Evion 200 mg daily 1 tab after dinner
User :   ok i will try that, but i might still need to see a dermatologist.
User :   i drink a lot of energy drink, maybe that make it worst.
Doctor :   yes, you need to see a dermatologist to rule out chances of infection behind the recurrences
Doctor :   yes, it could be one factor making it worse
User :   can you send all recommended to my email please
Doctor :   you can have these chat details
Doctor :   all you need to do is go to accounts and settings
Doctor :   and click on chat details/history
Doctor :   and export it to your email
Doctor :   I will instruct the customer care team to send it to you also.
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no thanks so much
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
Doctor :   please confirm your email ID to which these details have to be sent
User :   bye
Doctor :   It seems you have moved out of the chat window. Please log in back if you have medical queries

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