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My lips have beeb very dry and chapped for weeks.

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Posted on Fri, 8 Feb 2019
Question: My lips have beeb very dry and chapped for weeks. I have tried every kind of lip balm I can find. I have even bought a humidifier. Nothing has helped and now they are cracking and painful.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding chapped lips

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I suggest you use Cortisone cream (Hydrocortisone 1% cream), twice daily for a few days. Also take a multivitamin supplement i.e. B-Complex vitamin supplement.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if you need any more assistance


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (13 minutes later)
Thank you. Do you suggest the vitamin because you think it may be cause some deficiency?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding chapped lips

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Yes, B-Complex vitamin deficiency can present as such.

Take care
Let me know if you need any more assistance


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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My lips have beeb very dry and chapped for weeks.

Brief Answer: Regarding chapped lips Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. I suggest you use Cortisone cream (Hydrocortisone 1% cream), twice daily for a few days. Also take a multivitamin supplement i.e. B-Complex vitamin supplement. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance