Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Dry Lips Prevention

Prevention of chapped lips includes:

  • Apply lip balms that contain dimethicone.
  • Apply petroleum jelly to your lips.
  • Avoid exposure to the sun:
    • Apply lip balm that contains sunscreen.
    • Wear a hat.
  • Avoid licking your lips repeatedly.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid cosmetics, soaps or lotions that irritate your lips.

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Dry Lips References
  1. Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Skin protectant drug products for over-the-counter human use; final monograph. Final rule. Fed Regist. 2003 Jun 4;68(107):33362-81. [12785379]
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