Post # 31
I had a similar problem when I was younger from using carmex…I mostly suffered through it, but the occasional vaseline just to get me through the worst of the pain seemed to help. Finally one night I buckled down and kept a cold can of soda or something on my lips to help the burning, but wouldn’t put anything else on them. After that night it diminished rapidly and went away in a couple of days.
Post # 32
I would go to a derm. We are all giving you different advice and it may be better to ask a professional.
My lips are addicted to chapstick type products and I’ve found that the more research I did the more I found which ones work for me and which ones make it better. Ex: coconut oil was terrible for me, as is anything with lanolin
I really like ultra repair lip therepy from first aid beauty.
Post # 33
- Wedding: June 2008 - County courthouse
Most chemical lip balms have lip drying ingredients in them to keep you buying them. I would try a beeswax natural based lip balm or coconut oil. If my lips were as bad as yours, I would go to the Dr too.
Post # 34
I would use petroleum jelly. I am alergic to basically all skin/lip products, so that’s what I use all the time. that burning feeling when you put on chapstick what exactlly what I had before I knew I was allergic to it.
Post # 35
- Wedding: June 2016 - Villa in Florence, Italy
This happened to me…and it lasted five months. I tried everything. The worst was the cuts that wouldn’t heal. And when they did heal I had peeling skin on my lips for months, constant and burning pain. Here’s what finally worked for me.
-poly to heal cut during night
-topical steriod like cortizone for a week
-Fresh – sugar nourishing lip balm(in a pot not a tube)
I think it was started by some sort of allergy becuase I get a mild flair up occasionaly if I have been touching the skin around my lips…..but the Fresh poduct calms it down right away.
Post # 36
Riboflavin deficiency? See your doctor.
Post # 37
I’ve heard that you can develop an allergy to things through overexposure. Maybe you’ve become allergic to something in your chapstick after years of such heavy use? Just lay off the chapstick and start using petroleum jelly. That’s what dermatologists recommend since there are no additives.
Post # 38
I was addicted to carmex in HS. I would recommend stopping using chapstick for some time and drinking LOTS of water
The human body is very resilient and self sufficient. Your lip issue will correct itself!
Post # 39
If the corners of your mouth on cracking you might have a vitamin b12 deficiency. I used neosporin with pain relief for the mouth corners and Nivea kiss of moisture Chapstick (dark blue container:https://www.soap.com/p/nivea-kiss-of-moisture-lip-care-761927) it’s so moisturizing (not waxy). My fav!!! I can usually find it at target.
Post # 40
I took accutane, NOTHING helped, not aquaphore, not medicated blistex, nothing. Until I found this. Seriously magic. https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Dans-CortiBalm-Lip-Balm/dp/B000S2LT9Q
It probably won’t be great to quench your lip balm thirst but it really does work
Post # 41
I doubt the Chapstick has caused this. I use Rosebud Lip Salve and it’s the only thing that I don’t have to constantly reapply for my lips to feel good and normal.
There are a number of things this could be though. Check with your derm or doctor, and best of luck 🙂
Post # 42
Thanks to everybody who responded! For the last 2 nights, I slathered my lips in neosporin, and went out and bought a tub of plain Carmex lip balm. The splits are gone, and my lips feel much better.
I haven’t touched Chapstick in 2 days, and am really trying to limit the use of the Carmex, so hopefully this works.
Post # 43
Could it be that you are having small cold Sore outbreak?
Post # 44
It sounds just like what i had, angular chelitis. It gets worse when you moisturize because it’s fungal and fungal loves moisture! I had it because I was also iron deficiency anemic. PLEASE PLEASE get a blood test to make sure you are not anemic. The doctor can perscribe something for you, but I personally used a few drops of tea tree oil mixed with pure vaseline and applied it like 4 times a day at least. I had it for over a month prior and this made it go away in a few days.
Post # 45
Stop using carmex. It will dry your lips out in the long run. I would recommend Burt’s Bees. I find chapstick very drying, too btw, and like you, I NEED to feel my lips “greasy” because I go bananas when they don’t feel that way.