Dry or sore lips are a common problem, especially during hot or cold weather. There are things you can try yourself that may help.
A pharmacist can advise you about:
If your GP thinks you have an infected lip, they may prescribe an antibiotic or antifungal cream to treat the problem.
If you have a small, fluid-filled blister on your lip, you may have a cold sore.
Most people with cold sores get a tingling, burning or itching feeling on their lip before the blister appears.
Read about how to treat cold sores.