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My lips went dry after swimming and using a chapstick made them itchy, red and swollen. Is there any treatment ?

After i went swimming , i came home and showered . And after i showered , my face was soo dried and my lips felt chap . Then , everywhere around my lips and on my chin started itching . It stung too . And when i applied chapstick on my lips , i can feel tiny bumps around my lips but you cant see it . Its been really itchy , red , and swollen .
Asked On : Thu, 2 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Dear,
Welcome to HCM.
What you describe appears to be allergic reaction to something. If the itching doesn't go away after some time, you need to go to a doctor who will prescribe the medicines for it. We cannot prescribe medicines without examination.
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,

Its a sever sun burn reaction if you had a gone for swimming in the day time or early morning.This very common condition which we see after swimming .
You can use any mild steroid cream in combination with antibiotic over the lesion and also use a sun-blocking cream when you go out in sun.For itching you can take one cetrizine tablet daily.

I hope this answers your query,if you have any further question ,you can write back to us.


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