Dry air conditions can cause chapped lips in toddlers. Toddlers who experience chapped lips often react by licking their lips. While this provides temporary relief, it actually makes the condition worse, drying out the lips even more and often causing cracking and bleeding lips. You may not be able to stop your child from licking her lips, but there are things you can do to cure chapped lips.
Things You'll Need
- Cocoa butter or beeswax
- Hydrocortisone cream
- 1-2-3 Ointment
Apply lip balms with cocoa butter and/or beeswax to the toddler's lips.
Apply petrolatum to the toddler's lips.
Give your toddler a multivitamin supplement daily. The extra vitamins will help with healing.
Offer the toddler more water.
Add a humidifier to your home or in the room of the toddler.
Apply a hydrocortisone cream to the toddler's chapped lips. This decreases inflammation and may be used in conjunction with a lip balm or petrolatum.
Apply a prescription strength ointment called 1-2-3 Ointment or Rosen's Ointment: 10 cc Burrow's Solution, 20 g of Aquaphor and 30 cc of zinc oxide paste. A pharmacist can mix this for you.
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