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Lip Burning* Sensation – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

Editor's Note: This article has been recently updated with latest information and research studies.

What is Lip Burning* Sensation?

A sensation that your lips are burning* could either be a totally harmless annoyance or could be a sign of a more serious underlying condition. It can range from causes such as dry or chapped lips or nerve problems. In this article, the symptoms, causes and natural ways of treatment of a lip burning* sensation will be discussed.

Symptoms

The main symptom of this condition is of course a burning* sensation on the lips. This symptom will also be couple be pain or swelling of the lips. Dry and chapped lips may also be present. In instances where the lips are so cracked that they start bleeding, this could also be a sign of lip burning*.

Causes

It is always best to consult with your dermatologist first. Certain symptoms of chapped lip burn can signal a more serious underlying disease. It is thus important to first rule out any serious infection or illness that can be causing your lips to become chapped.

Treatment for dry brunt lips can vary. The first consideration should be the cause of the burning* sensation on your lips. Burnt lips can be treated using special ointments and creams prescribed by your dermatologist. Constant moisturization of your lips can also cure* the drying.

The following are common factors that cause the burning* sensation on the lips.

  • Lip Injury
  • Over exposure to the sun
  • Neuropathy
  • Chapped and dry lips
  • Chemical Burn
  • Thermal Burn
  • Mouth Trauma or Injury

Natural Ways

Treatment will always vary from the cause of your burned lips. In more serious and chronic situations, special treatments and ointments have to be recommended by your dermatologist to alleviate* any dryness on your lips.

According to Doctor Oz, you should look out for certain ingredients such as lanolin, beeswax, shea butter and Vitamin E since these components will not only moisturize but also locks in moisture to keep your lips healthy and luscious.

In order to avoid the appearance of unsightly chapped lips, the following tips should be of great help to you:

  • Always moisturize lips using lip balms containing beeswax and other natural lip moisturizers.
  • Drink Plenty of Water: Water not only keeps your body hydrated but it will also keep your lips moisturized and healthy looking. It is also important to drink more water during the winter times since the weather is a little bit harsher during this period.
  • Eat Healthy: You should always be careful when it comes to the kind of food you take in or in this instance the type of food that you don’t take in. A deficiency of B vitamins can trigger dry lips. A good way to ensure that you are getting enough B vitamins in your system is by always opting for unprocessed foods since these are jam packed with this vitamin. Also, in the book on Biochemical, physiological, molecular aspects of human nutrition, it has been stated that meats such as turkey, tuna and liver are also rich in B Vitamins.
  • Don’t Lick Your Lips: Stop* the lip licking! Stop* it right this instant! Licking your lips can dry out your lips even more than they were before you started licking them. The enzymes in your saliva are there to aid* your digestion. When these enzymes come into contact with you sensitive lips, this in turn makes your lips drier and more sensitive.
  • Rubbing Your Lips with Sugar: Exfoliate using a special sugar and honey blend. Sugar will serve as your natural exfoliant while honey is an all around moisturizer. The combination of these two will have your lips feeling soft and moisturized in no time.
  • No Biting: Simple habits such as habitually biting your lips can also be detrimental to the health of your lips. You see, saliva is rich with enzymes that are supposed to aid* in your digestion, having these enzymes come in contact with your lips a little bit too often will cause them to dry out. Doctor Oz (of Oprah fame) also recommends having family members periodically check on you when you are sleeping since some people also do this without even noticing it in their sleep.
  • Exfoliate Lips Regularly: Exfoliate your lips by using a sugar and honey mix or by just using your regular toothbrush and creating soft and small circles. These routines will encourage* the circulation of blood into your lips.
  • Protect* Your Lips from Sun Damage: When lips are exposed to the harsh rays of the sun for too long of a time, your lips will become sunburnt, dry, swollen and may even end up bleeding. Always remember to have a lip balm with sun protection on it to guard your smackers from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

Verdict

Always remember to check the cause of the burning* sensation on your lips because in certain cases, immediate medical attention is a must!