Which STD Causes Chapped Lips?
August 23, 2016
Chapped lips are not caused by a sexually transmitted disease.
Chapped lips are characterized by cracking, fissuring, and peeling of the skin of the lips. In order to prevent chapped lips, avoid too much exposure to the sun, drink fluids and stay hydrated, use lip balm or lipstick when going outside in a dry cold weather, use a sunscreen lip balm when going outside in sunny weather, and moisten the air at home with a humidifier.
The cold sores caused by herpes are different from chapped lips. Cold sores are tingling or painful fluid-filled blisters on the edge of the lip where it meets the skin of the face.
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