Cheilitis Treatment Based on Cause and Symptoms

Effective treatment of cheilitis depends directly on the cause and symptoms. If drying is the chief cause of irritation, simply moisturizing with a lip balm may be sufficient.

For sun exposure related to cheilitis, a doctor may prescribe topical imiquimod or suggest a procedure such as cryotherapy to treat the problem and of course you ought to use a sunscreen lip balm as well.

If the cause is allergic consult with an allergist or dermatologist to identify and avoid products that irritate the skin. As an alternative choose skin care and personal products that are allergen free and made for sensitive skin.