Causes for Chapped LipsOne of the main reasons for the chapped lips is the frequently licking habit.
Others are dehydration or low intake of water.
Anemia also causes chapped lips.
Some skin allergy by food or medicine also causes chapped lips.
Chapped lips are also caused by herpes simplex infection. sometimes fungal infection also causes chapped lips.
Vitamins deficiency also causing chapped lips.
Symptoms and in which conditions to consult a doctor
Cracks, dryness around the lips, flacking of the skin of lips, sometimes redness, bleeding, and inflammation also occur in the chapped lips.
If the chapped lips are associated with a viral or fungal infection, care of the lips is most important, so better to consult a physician.
If black discoloration or heavy itching is there, it may be by a fungal infection.
If bleeding and inflammation are getting worsen after 3-4 days, it may be a secondary infection, so it is advisable to consult a doctor.
Home Remedies for Chapped Lips
Apply Aloe Vera leaf gel on the lips and leave it overnight. Do it regularly.
Mix 2 teaspoons of sugar with 1 teaspoon of Honey (Shahad) and apply it to the lips. Leave it for few minutes and then rub it slowly. Later wash it off with lukewarm water.
Wash a handful of Rose petals and soak them in milk for few hours. Then mash the petals into a thick paste. Apply the paste on the lips 2 to 3 times a day and every night before going to bed.
Apply Coconut Oil or Ghee directly on the lips several times a day.
Fresh milk cream can be applied to lips. Leave it for 10 minutes and gently wash with a cotton ball dipped in lukewarm water.
Apply pure organic Honey (Shahad) directly on the chapped lips many times a day.
Slowly rub a small slice of Cucumber across the Chapped Lips. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes and wash with water.
Mix 1 teaspoon each of Glycerin, Lemon (Nimbu) juice, and Castor oil. Apply this on lips and leave it overnight. In the morning clean it off with cotton dipped in water.
Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water every day also helps to clear Chapped lips.
Take 20 ml castor oil, 10-15 gram of rose petals, and 2-3 mint leaves, grind it and apply 3-4 times to the lips.
If bleeding is persistent, take turmeric, a pinch of alum, and coconut oil, apply to the lips, it stops the bleeding.
Internally, amla, Munakka (raisins), chickpea lentils, rose petals, chia seeds are advisable to take in routine habits.