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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I have chapped and dry lips for 2years, I have used all kinds of lip balms but there is no significant result.
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I have chapped and dry lips for 2years, I have used all kinds of lip balms but there is no significant result.
User :   any treatment
Doctor :   May i know what is your age , weight , height ?
User :   ?
User :   26/65/5'6"
Doctor :   may i know, if u have prior medical conditions ?
User :   no
User :   I have never hospitalized
Doctor :   what about the medications and ointments that u have taken?
User :   I have used lip balms regularly. like Vaseline, Burt's bee, Nutrigina
Doctor :   Chapped lips are the result of diminished moisture in the skin on and around the lips. In most cases, chapped lips are caused by the elements.
User :   no medication except using lip balms
User :   any solution or treatment
User :   ?
Doctor :   other factors, such as frequent licking of the lips or an allergic reaction, may be the cause
Doctor :   use a medicated lip balm. Avoid using flavored lip balm, as it can encourage more frequent licking of the lips
User :   it started suddenly 2 years back but I never cured. I never lick my lips
User :   can you suggest such balm name
Doctor :   Other ways to prevent chapped lips include increasing the humidity in your home and covering your lips with a ski mask or scarf in the winter
Doctor :   give me a minute ,
Doctor :   AAAAAAA Papaw Ointment is a good one
User :   can I get it in any medical store?
Doctor :   also try Triamcinolone Acetonide ointment, and tapply this two to three times per day
Doctor :   the second one is available in the pharmacy, in india
User :   wil there be any side effect
Doctor :   no nothing
Doctor :   as this is a toopicl ointment
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   please remember to leave your feedback as you log out
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