How do i get rid of a dry winter rash on my sons top lip

Alexii - posted on 02/15/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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logan has this aweful looking and dry rash on his top lip we have family pics coming up and i just dont know how to get rid of it. i know its worse when its wet and he wont stop licking it!!!

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Hi, I am in my early teens and have an ugly looking rash or something on the top and bottom of my lips. i also have Exima due to a dairy intolirance. i have tried< Aveeno cream, simple mosturiser and vasiline, however nothing seems to be working! i dont lick my lips and am really puzzled as to why i have this. unfortunatley i had this last year but it went away very quikly! please help me as i fear that the ichy red rash will never go away! i was also wondering if anyone would be able to tell me what type of rash this is? Thank you!

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Tessa - posted on 07/29/2009

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Aloe Vera gel straight from the plant.... Work wonders on ALL rashes and burns. We used instead of nappy rash cream. Completely natural and healing.... best thing is it tastes absolutely disgusting so will discourage you some from licking his lips again.... You may get a few complaints when he first licks it, but it wont take long for him to learn. It dries quickly, so reapply throughout the day until its healed. You'll find that one leaf of aloe will last ages with such tiny lips. Store it in the fridge to keep it cool and soothing.

Kasey - posted on 07/10/2009

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I used to put a pin in a vitamin e capsule and rub some of the liquid on my upper lip to relieve dryness. lip. It doesn't taste great, but it doesn't taste horrible, either.

Janet - posted on 07/08/2009

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I use Lanolin for diaper rashes, chapped lips, waterproofing my wool covers, you name it, I use it. All natural, and safe to ingest if your little one does lick his lips.

Karissa - posted on 05/01/2009

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I would second the Vaseline. I am not big on Petroleum products but my son had very chapped hands and checks (after our horrid MN winter) and even the most gentle natural lotion we tried would sting his chapped hands and make him cry. The Vaseline works great. As odd as it sounds I bet that the nipple balm (which is Lanolin) that you use during breast feeding would work really well too.

Kari - posted on 03/30/2009

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Vaseline, just a dab is what I would say also- it keeps the moisture in and cold out.

Kimberly - posted on 03/15/2009

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Oh, that's too funny Anastasia! I was going to recommend the Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm and say the same thing, "this sounds kinda odd, but...." :) I have that around the house for my son's bum and we've used it on dry cheeks, foreheads, minor scrapes, etc. It seems to heal everything real fast. The bottom balm (and probably the nipple butter) from EMAB are olive oil based.

Anastasia - posted on 03/15/2009

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I would add - a little odd sounding maybe - Earth Mama Angel Baby Nipple Butter worked wonders for us. I used it on my dry cracking lips when I was in the hospital, and on my nose when I got a bad cold. It helped really quickly. I think it's an olive oil base, and it's all natural. I won't use A&D anywhere he could reach it to lick it off because it's in a petroleum base as well. My 2 cents, but especially where they can eat it, I'd rather go with something I wouldn't mind licking either.

User - posted on 03/14/2009

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Burts Bee's makes some great safe products...even they chap stick would help

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OK I HATE Vaseline, so i use at bedtime A & D Ointment, this is miracle stuff, normally used or diaper rash, any rashy dry spot it will help! I use it alot, get the reg not the lotion style.
Also Cocoa/Shea Butter is great on dry skin, you can find it in the lotion section ours is on the bottom shelf, but it is called "Palmers Cocoa Butter" they make different versions, commonly you'll see the kind for stretch marks, this is where I initially started to use it when I was pregnant is solved the itchy belly problem. My kids say it smells like chocolate but not a strong smell. If you get this, it's about 4 bucks, either get the stretch mark style, the thickest I think, or the jar, the pump is not as effective i don't think. Another is Eucerin creme in the jar, you can get the generic version of this also.
But definetly try the A&D ointment (yellow and white box)

Lindsay - posted on 02/26/2009

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Petroleum jelly is not exactly a natural product, and not one I would use on my children.  I use shea butter on them when they get dry skin or chapped lips, and it works beautifully.  You can add a little lavender essential oil for a pleasant fragrance.    

Wendi - posted on 02/22/2009

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My daughter gets gnarly chapped lips and ends up with dryed, cracked and sometimes bleeding lips this time of year... Every night she puts on Petroleum Jelly where it is dry and soar... It doesn't heal instantly, but keeps her from licking and making it worse....

Alexii - posted on 02/22/2009

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he's 3 but i will try the vaseline the chap stick i got seems to be too much for his lips

Sarah - posted on 02/22/2009

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When we get colds, and I know the kids will get chapped noses, I use vaseline -this works quickly but i wouldn't use it long term, or on skin so chapped that's it's broken. Vaseline is inert, so it doesn't make asore,  chapped spot hurt.  I don't know how old your son is, but if he's nursing, put breastmilk on it a couple times a day.

Sara - posted on 02/19/2009

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My kids all suffer from that in the winter and the only thing I found that works is shea butter-a little hard to fine but I put it on their lips as often as I remeber and soon enough it is gone. It moisturizes and has some healing properties as well.

Valerie - posted on 02/18/2009

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I don't have an immediate solution for you since your family pictures are coming up soon.  But I have found a lotion that I use for my daughters for the same problem.  It's called Renew and it's from a company called Melaleuca that sells non-toxic, safer products for your home.  If you're interested, let me know.

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