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Sore or dry lips


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Things that can help if you have sore or dry lips include drinking plenty of water and covering your lips with a scarf when it’s cold.

Common causes of sore and dry lips include cold weather, dry air, sun damage and dehydration.

Dry or sore lips are a common problem, especially during hot or cold weather. There are things you can try yourself that may help.

Page last reviewed: 23/12/2021
Next review due: 23/12/2024