Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
179 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  2 Views:  593
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
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.
Answered: Thu, 2 Jun 2011
I find this answer helpful
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.


Answered: Thu, 2 Jun 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor