Chapped Lips: Symptoms, Causes & Risk Factors
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What causes chapped lips? 2 possible conditions

Chapped lips can be caused by the weather, licking your lips too much, and even some medications. It can develop into a more severe form called cheilitis.  Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Dehydration

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Dehydration takes place when your body loses more fluid than you drink. The most common cause of water loss from the body is excessive sweating.

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2

Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki disease is a rare but serious illness that causes heart problems in children. It is a form of a condition called vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels). The blood vessels include arteries, veins, an...

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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