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sticky dry lips

when i start to talk my lips become dry and start sticky ,it is embrassing me,

I' tryed sipping water,sugar free gum ,lip blam ,blistex, please help
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1280088 tn?1432053534
i think you are not taking enough water that can cause dry lip.
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maybe you need to drink more water, and try using lip balm regularly even after eating. hope it could help
351246 tn?1379685732
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
In all probability you have very dry lips.
There is one very simple thing that I would like to tell you. Lip area when it heals, forms a scab like dry layer. This layer though looks bad should be left as such so that the skin underneath it can get time to grow and cover the lips. If you peel this dry skin, the healing process starts all over again with dry skin on your lip.
Dehydration is the commonest cause of dry cracked lips but you appear to be taking enough fluids. The other possibility is iron and Vit B deficiency. Along with multivitamin B (not a multivitamin which also has other vitamins) take an iron preparation and see.
They can also be caused by allergies and infections. You could either be suffering from contact dermatitis or from allergy to some food. You should get an allergy test done, either a skin test or RAST, to know what you are allergic to. Contact dermatitis could be due to tooth pastes, mouth cleansers, spoons, cups, glasses, food items, cosmetics, shampoos, etc, basically anything that comes in contact with your lips.
Another possibility is eczema. Herpes infection is another possibility if there is a history of kissing or sexual contact (can get aggravated in presence of vitamin deficiencies, dry cracked lips, infections etc). Also get your blood sugar checked both fasting and two hour after food to know what if you have diabetes. Hypothyroidism too can cause this. A lip balm preferably petroleum jelly, Vit B supplements, iron, and honey should help. If it does not help, please consult a skin specialist. Take care!

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