LIP HEALTH

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Treat Me Right: The Cold Sore Quiz

Cold sores can be a real nuisance. And since they're caused by a herpes virus, there's no cure -- just ways to get you through the latest flare-up. How much do you know about their cause and treatments?

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  • 5 Famous Pairs of Lips

    5 Famous Pairs of Lips

    Lips are the most sensual part of the body that's out there for all the world to see. And while some celebrity lips are admired for a while, others become icons. What are five of the most famous sets? See more »

  • Are dry lips a sign of a major health problem?

    Are dry lips a sign of a major health problem?

    Usually, dry lips signal a loss of moisture because of exposure to the elements. Could severe dryness point to a more serious health problem? See more »

  • Are lips the most sensitive part of the body?

    Are lips the most sensitive part of the body?

    Touch receptors in your lips allow them to feel many kinds of sensations, but those receptors are located all over the body. How is your lip sensitivity different? See more »

  • At a Glance: Fever Blister Treatment

    At a Glance: Fever Blister Treatment

    Chances are, if you develop a yellow crusty sore on your lip or around your mouth, you have a fever blister. What caused it, and how should you treat it? See more »

  • Can cold temperatures damage my lips?

    Can cold temperatures damage my lips?

    The skin on your lips is some of the thinnest on your body, and as such, often requires some extra protection. How does cold weather present a threat to this delicate area? See more »

  • Can cracked lips be a sign of dehydration?

    Can cracked lips be a sign of dehydration?

    As winter comes along, lips that are cracked and dry can became a painful reality for months on end. Although there are several factors that can cause your lips to chap, could poor hydration be one of them? See more »

  • Can I get skin cancer on my lip?

    Can I get skin cancer on my lip?

    Although many people take the time to put sunscreen on their arms, neck and most of their face, there are a few spots on the body that are easy to neglect. The lips are one of them. See more »

  • Can medication affect the health of my lips?

    Can medication affect the health of my lips?

    When lips dry out, become chapped or develop sores, it can be painful, frustrating and unattractive. Some lip conditions are caused by dehydration or infection, but medication can also be the culprit of a calamitous kisser. See more »

  • Can too much kissing damage your lips?

    Can too much kissing damage your lips?

    People like to kiss and to be kissed, but can too much kissing hurt your lips? Let the field experiments begin! See more »

  • Does my diet affect the health of my lips?

    Does my diet affect the health of my lips?

    Many people apply topical treatments, such as beeswax, when their lips are dry or damaged. But certain foods may help promote lip health from the inside out. Which ones work best? See more »

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