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My upper lip has been seriously chapped for about 2 weeks now and I don't know what to do! I have been putting Vaseline on it several times a day, which gives it some relief, but it gets dry so quickly again. I'm wondering if it may have something to do with being pregnant? The odd thing is, it's just a small patch on my top lip--not even the whole lip. It is rough when I rub my lips together, like there are crumbs stuck to my lips or something. Could pregnancy or my prenatal vitamins be causing this? And if not, what can I do to help it? I'm nervous to try any kind of strong medicine while being pregnant.


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Old 05-27-2010, 05:46 PM
 
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Try Aquphor. It's great! Also, try some organic lip balms with something besides petroleum in them.
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I don't know anything about dry skin and pregnancy, but I do know about rough patches that are like crumbs stuck to your lips. Are you sure it isn't eczema?
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I'm not pregnant, but I've had this same problem several times. Aquaphor lip ointment worked great for me.
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Care Deeply Lip Balm is the best!


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Old 05-27-2010, 06:56 PM
 
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Are you getting enough water? One of the first signs of dehydration for me are chapped lips and during pregnancy, I've definitely needed more water (I'm 6 months pregnant now).
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:35 PM
 
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I've heard Vaseline actually dries out lips.
Use something MADE for LIPS.
Are you taking vitamins?
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Old 05-28-2010, 03:59 AM
 
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When that spot between my nose and my lips get chapped when I'm sick (from blowing my nose), I use Desitin. It generally clears it up in a day or two. I just put it on before I go to bed. I look weird , but it takes care of the problem. Not sure how great it would be for lips, but I'd be willing to try.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:17 AM
 
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Same here! I'm 7 1/2 months pregnant and am having dry lip issues. However, it isn't just a dry patch for me. I have been trying every product I can think of, but nothing seems to be working for me. I'm out of Burt's Bees, so I am going to get some today and try it. I would try stepping up your fluid intake and you may even want to try exfoliating your lip. Good luck...
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