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Suggest treatment for dry, cracked, swollen, tingling numbness on lips

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Posted on Wed, 2 Dec 2015
Question: My lips are in a lot of pain. There dry kind of cracked, swollen,tingling almost like there numb. It's been like this for four days now and is driving me crazy. I noticed it after I used Chapstick. I've stoped using Chapstick and now using a all organic Chapstick stuff. My condition hasn't improved today at all. Now what should I do?
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Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Use vitamin C, iron, emolients and avoid exposure to cold

Detailed Answer:
Hi! Welcome to health care magic!

Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. Here are some measures which may help in your case

Start taking suplements of vitamin C and iron.

Use oral glycerine and paraffin mixture n apply on external surface of lip 4-5 times per day.

Use milk fat or butter over it after or during meal to avoid corrosive actions of spices or other caustic or acidic substances in food.

Avoid fizzy drinks, and spicy or sour foods for two weeks.

Use antacids like omeperazole 20 mg before breakfast once daily for two weeks.

Continue using chapstick in between application of such mixtures.

Avoid exposure to cold or direct breeze contact.

Consult a dermatologist if problem persists.

Hoping you a speedy recovery. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. Regards.
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Brief Answer: Use vitamin C, iron, emolients and avoid exposure to cold Detailed Answer: Hi! Welcome to health care magic! Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. Here are some measures which may help in your case Start taking suplements of vitamin C and iron. Use oral glycerine and paraffin mixture n apply on external surface of lip 4-5 times per day. Use milk fat or butter over it after or during meal to avoid corrosive actions of spices or other caustic or acidic substances in food. Avoid fizzy drinks, and spicy or sour foods for two weeks. Use antacids like omeperazole 20 mg before breakfast once daily for two weeks. Continue using chapstick in between application of such mixtures. Avoid exposure to cold or direct breeze contact. Consult a dermatologist if problem persists. Hoping you a speedy recovery. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. Regards.