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dry cracked bleeding lips

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  • Posted By: kevinbitter
  • March 5, 2007
  • 07:18 PM

ever since i got back from a tour of duty in afghanistan i have had problems with my lips. they recently started acting up after a trip from florida. i suffer from dry cracked lips that are so bad they start bleeding in multiple spots whenever i smile. i have tried chapstick and several other lip balms. anyone have any other suggestions?

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  • First, drink more water (maybe less caffeine) because really dry lips can be a sign of dehydration. Next, try not to lick your lips, it helps for a minute, and then it dries them out all the more. Finally, the two products I have found useful are Carmex (the pot works fine, the squeeze tube works fine too) and Aveeno Intense Relief Lip Balm. I haven't been more impressed with the Aveeno, and the Carmex has been around forever. Both products work very fast. But if you're not getting enough plain old water, you'll never get your lips back to normal without constantly putting stuff on them.Shula
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