health conditions


Question by  alex19 (15)

What are some causes of lip irritation?


Answer by  Ashley15 (115)

One winter, my lips were extremely chapped. I would keep applying chap stick, but it only seemed to get worse. In fact, the corners of my mouth started bleeding. When I went to my dentist to get my teeth cleaned, they told me that it was an allergic reaction to chap stick.


Answer by  hellen (48)

Exposure to the sun for a long time, dry lips, a bad lip balm, lip gloss or lipstick can lead to painful lips. It could also be a viral or fungal infection or even an allergic reaction to some food you ate or some chemicals you were exposed to.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Lip irritation comes from many causes. It could be due to cold weather, sunburn, food allergies, common allergies, injuries, etc.


Answer by  YellowCup (1650)

Many things can cause lip irritation. A couple factors include: extreme cold or even hot summer weather. Certain foods high in citrus or spicy can irritate lips.


Answer by  Karthon (403)

The most common causes of lip irritation are either local conditions (such as dry weather which can cause the lips to crack) or an allergic reaction of some sort. If it's the former, lip balm type products can help. For the latter, see a dermatologist.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Your lips could just be really dry. If that's the case use chapstick. Or your lips could be allergic to something you came in contact with.


Answer by  kdem (551)

Most causes of lip irritation are from chemical or element exposure. Protecting you lips from the cold and wind is key. Chemical irritants such as smoking and cleaning chemicals such as bleach can cause irritation that should heal when use has stopped.


Answer by  Anonymous

Sides of my lips cracking. I have been eating a lot of pineapple recently - May be it could also be HEATY BODY... I am trying lip gloss for now before I decide to see Dermotolgist.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Usually then are caused from the foods we eat. Sometimes things don't agree with out system and irritations pop out on the body. If you get many of them I would see a doctor and be sure it is nothing serious. Maybe the Dentist would also be a good person to see.


Answer by  John (9008)

There are many possible causes. Chapping, which is usually caused by windy or cold weather, is probably the most common. Others include sunburn and burns from eating or drinking something that is too hot.

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