I am 55 year old woman. My skin is very sensitive and dry. Since last 1 year I have this problem. My lips are very sensitive, itching and very irritant. Please advise a home remedy to cure this problem.

Lips are one of the most sensitive parts of the human body. If your condition has lasted for a year, we hope you have already made a visit to your general practitioner. If not, please do so. Dry, itchy lips are an open invitation to infection. Here are some pointers to keep in mind till you get to the doc's door.<

The important thing that you control right now, that can greatly benefit your lips is the amount of times you lick your lips. Do you lick them very often? Do you never lick them because of your condition? Both extremes are not recommended. So please ensure that you lick your lips every once in a while - but definitely not TOO often.

If you have been using any lip products, we recommend you try switching. Lots of skin treatments are achieved simply by changing the type of cream/ointment/balm that is being used. Look out for products that contain lanolin. This ingredient is present in a lot of skin care products and is known to cause increased sensitivity in some cases.

Your condition could be diet related too. Vitamin B2 is one such vitamin, that when ingested in deficient amounts, gives rise to dry, scaly lips. Consult with your physician and try out a daily dosage of vitamin B2 for about 30 to 40 days and see if you benefit from this treatment.

answered by M W

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