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Dry Lips

Brrrrr, it is cold and winter can take its toll on your body and cause dry lips. It is very common in young children to walk around this time of year with very chapped lips. Let’s discuss some of the causes of dry lips and the remedies available to treat this pesky problem. In my orthodontic practice, I frequently see children not only with dry lips, but also present with very dry skin right around the mouth. It appears red, irritated and chapped. This happens because the child licks the dry lips and the skin around the lips in an effort to moisturize them. The saliva temporarily makes the lips feel better, but it then quickly evaporates which draws out the moisture. The lips and skin feel e

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