Blistex Lip Ointment contains four medications to provide relief from the pain, itching and discomfort of lip sores and blisters. The moisture base in Blistex Lip Ointment hydrates and softens lips to alleviate cracking and seriously dry lips. It is so effective, it's clinically proven to elevate lip moisture, heal dry, chapped lips, and improve overall condition.
There are many other causes of chapped lips besides just being exposed to high winds or extremely dry weather.
Hidden Causes of Chapped Lips:
- The ingredient propyl gallate in lipstick may be causing a contact allergy.
- Your toothpaste may be to blame if it contains guaiazulene or sodium lauyl sulfate.
- A little known (or seen) condition known as chelitis granulomatous may require a biopsy for diagnosis.
- Being allergic to nickel may surface on the lips too. Remember; don't put metallic items like paper clips in your mouth!
- The blood pressure medication propranolol may cause chapping as a side effect.