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How to cure cold sores on mouth and chapped lips ?

I am 55 yr old female, with cold sores on the mouth, I was taking voltrex, and it seemed to help, but now my lips are very chapped. is this related to the cold sores
Tue, 10 Jan 2012
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Chapped lip are not likely to be a part of cold sores as our lips are not lined by mucosa. It is best to use a lip guard twice daily to get rid of your chapped lips.Along with increasing age as our body fat stores decrease , there is more effect of external factors on our skin.
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