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What causes the red ring around my lips?

For many people, the skin near their mouth can become itchy and irritated, forming a kind of red ring around their lips. What causes this, and how can it be treated?


Getting Rid of Cold Sores Image Gallery

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus, which is believed to lie dormant i­n certain nerve cells of the body until it is activated by stress, anxiety, a cold, or excessive exposure to the sun. Scroll through these photos to learn how to get rid of cold sores.

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?

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?

Lip Augmentation

For some folks, a little color and gloss isn't enough to get the desired pout. What is lip augmentation, and can it go wrong?

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!

What do cold sores have to do with Alzheimer's?

Cold sores are annoying and Alzheimer's disease is a devastating and fatal condition. It might surprise you to learn that these two seemingly disparate conditions are linked.

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?

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?

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?

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?