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Updated: 2023-11-08


Dry, cracked the lips.


Cheilitis is dryness and cracking of the lips. Causes may include irritated skin, allergies, a lot of sun exposure, infection, and conditions where the immune system attacks the body in error.


Lip swelling, redness, dryness, cracking, crusting, and itching are some symptoms.


Treatments depend on the cause. Options are using petroleum jelly or creams that fight fungi and bacteria and avoiding whatever is causing the symptoms.