Originally Posted by alh419
I know this may seem like a trivial problem but it been well over a year now and i cant handle it. My lips has been split in the same spot for well over ayear and i use chap stick all the time drink soo much water and whenever it begins to heal it just cracks again. is there anythign anyone can recommend to make this thing heal already!?
I remember that a dermatologist once gave me two sample of these two different creams because I had a large split that wouldn't moisturize and or close. Apparently, the reason it was not healing was because it was infected ... AND dry ... so one took care of infection and the other took care of the dryness. You may want to see a dermatologist ... even just stop by an office and try to get some little sample creams that are suposed to disinfect and moisturize.
Yoou could also go get some neosporin anti-biotic. This will moisturize and disinfect. I used this for maintenance for a while and it work very well.
For over a year now I only use Vaseline Advanced Lip Therapy petroleum jelly in the little lip-stick size dispensers. I always try to keep one around.
I also use Eucerin when I get out of the shower, on my whole face .. not forgetting the lips. BNo more problems.
Chap-stick never did anything for me really. Every brand of chap-stick, even the Neutrogena, always seems to make my lips more chapped.
Hope this helps.