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    Does she suck on her lips a lot? Also, look for inner-lip biting, nail-biting, and biting off the skin around the nails.

    I did this when I was young, and so does my son. I honestly believe it's caused by anxiety – I'm not a doctor, though.

    Use chapstick or coconut oil before bed. It should look better in a couple of days.

    Please have her checked for anxiety. Kids are put under so much pressure nowadays.

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      Yes, and for the heck of it, use lavender oil in a defuser. We use wood for heat, and I always need to compensate for having balance. That said, we love ours after washing coconut lavender baths.

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    Skin problems usually come from a lack of boundaries. I use 2-3 spoons Coconut oil + 2 drops Tea Tree oil + 3 drops Rescue Remedy (Bach Flower essence). Stir it and put this on the skin area several times a day. And when it is gone, put it on before going out in the sun, wind, cold weather. This helps me.

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    I had this when I was little often sometimes, and my mum would just give me loads of Vitamin C in water, and I had to stop licking. I still wonder why this happens/ed.

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    I tend to agree with the doc. Apply coconut oil frequently. Check out any new foods or herbs added recently. Stresses? Keep a close eye on it. Try good quality honey to dry it out. It makes up a propolis and honey ointment. This honey ointment is much better as it's just made with three ingredients, i.e., coconut oil, beeswax, and honey, and in a ratio that you’re not wasting stuff, and it’s just a really excellent ointment. It is also very safe for babies.

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    I've had this before. I went to the doctor to test it & found that there are different things which cause this. Mine was from yeast. I was put on oral and topical antifungal. Coconut oil also works.

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    It's from licking lips in winter. Many children get this, my son does. He has it all the way around. I usually put a healing salve on it when he falls asleep. When I put something on there while awake, he just licks it more, causing it to get worse.

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    Check for yeast. My son always had this, and his yeast was 10x the normal range. In the meantime, coconut oil around the clock to heal it plus lip balm. I put it in his backpack and have the teacher remind him. Biocidin works well. Grapeseed extract, Olive Leaf – All are antifungal. Cut sugar consumption. Good luck!

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    When I was young, I would get lips like this in the winter from licking. Get her some good lip balm. Since I started using lip balm as an adult (cause there wasn't any when I was young), I hardly ever get chapped lips. Lips don't have fat cells in them, and so they dry out more quickly.

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    Put some Neosporin on the sore to the side. Have her drink more water or coconut water. She's licking her lips because they are dry. In winter, the moisture in the air freezes and falls to the ground. Neosporin will take care of impetigo.

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    Your doctor is probably right, for they are a doctor. But for me, I got something like this past year, but it was a little worse then your daughters is at the moment. It wasn't caused by licking my lips, though; I don't do that. Mine was caused by using some old makeup products I had on hand at the time. It didn't occur to me; it could be so painful afterward.

    But I used Abreva for a few days because nothing else worked for mine, and I couldn't take the pain of it anymore. It went away, and I've never had it again, but it was horrible. I threw out all my makeup products too.

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    My granddaughter gets the same from kicking her lips. In winter, the cold air is drier, and if we lick our lips too much, it takes the skin oils off; then, the dry air pulls moisture not just from the saliva but from the upper layers of skin as well.

    Many have dry skin issues in winter. Frequent applications of lip balm will allow it to heal. At night and after bath time, try a little olive oil. Try the simple things first before you put anything with chemicals near your child's' mouth.

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    My child's face looks like this from time to time. His sensory processing disorder/autism causes his licking. I generally keep gum with me so that I can keep his mouth busy.

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    My daughter gets the very same thing. She also has extremely sensitive skin and licks her lips a lot. We use Lansinoh brand lanolin cream, which works wonders, and it's safe, as it is for nursing mamas to use.

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    No, it's just licking her lips. I use to do it as a child. And my son did it too. My nephew also does it. Heck, our lips looked much worse sometimes. Carmex Lip Balm was the only thing that helped. It burns a little, but it got me and my son's lips better, and we stopped licking our lips!

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      Carmex actually makes chapped lips worse by drying.

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        Maybe for some but worked on my daughter.

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          Might be the difference in the climate. I live in the arid Southwest USA. However, I used to be a Mary Kay dealer, and I was shown studies that show it dries. But maybe the slight drying component is good in some cases. I would think it does have some disinfecting properties.

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    Too much licking could happen because she is feeling discomfort around the lips. The discomfort could be caused by food allergies/sensitivities.

    Put some coconut oil, calendula oil (or cream), for now, and eliminate the major allergens such as soy, wheat, eggs, dairy, and corn. While doing so, take a diary.

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    Eczema is usually candida related gut-related leaky gut, diet change, and cod liver oil help with eczema. It's available in both, i.e., Capsule & straight up the oil. Since cod liver oil doesn't taste good, so I'm sure you can give her capsules or gummies available on amazon. 

    My son gets that too, because of allergies, and he also does lick his lips. I have to stay strict with him, and his younger brother as both have allergies, not deadly allergies, just rashes and whatnot. My other kids don't have allergies, but I don't cook different meals. Grain and dairy-free are ideal and no lectins, but it gets pricey.

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    I remember being told by my parents to stop licking my lips & picking my nose when I was around four years old, I had sores just like that & it hurt so much & licking them felt good, but I don't know what the original cause that instigated it.

    They gave me these awful chewy vitamin C tablets & it went away. I've not had it since & I really heard them & stopped licking them. I just didn't know it would make them worse being so little. I think they applied some salves to it too.

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