What helps split lips?

elisha cuthbert

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Ok so i have a really deep and wide split in my bottom lip and it hurts like hell. Is there anything i can do to help it heel or at least numb the pain? or will I have to see a doctor/pharmacist
 

elisha cuthbert

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mactastic said:
Like split because your lips are dry, or like from an injury?

If it's just dry lips, lip balm works wonders.
i have a feeling its from dryness but i cant remember most of the weekend
 

elisha cuthbert

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it feels a bit deeper than the usual split though it doesnt look like a cut but it is fairly deep
ok so ill try lip balm today
 

Ashapalan

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I did my lips in on a skiing holiday and would have jumped from the ski lifts were it not for the soothing protection of vaseline!

But that was due to cold/chapping, not a wound...
 

0098386

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Body Shops own, now I don't know the name but it's the lip version of their "Body Butter". Very nice.
 

elisha cuthbert

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just an update for you people, i tried the Vaseline and about 5 mins ago when i sneezed my lip fully split as in blood, more than usual and now it hurts like hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

DZ/015

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A couple of Percocets and a glass of bourbon will work wonders for your pain. To heal the split lip, try chapstick.
 

Foxglove9

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I experience split lips (that break and bleed) often in the winter so I know what you are going through. I usually use vasaline as others have suggested. It typically doesn't help during the day, especially if you do a lot of talking like i do, but put a thick layer on at night before you go to bed and by morning the breakage should have healed up a bit ..like a paper cut. Sometimes it could take 3 or 4 days.