Chapped Lips

My 7 year old with SPD has developed severe chapped lips because he can't stop licking them. Has anyone else experienced this and if so what did you do to treat it?

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Mar 28, 2011
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While he is sleeping
by: Anonymous

Our 3 1/2 year old is a kiddo who will not put anyting on his lips and will get them to the red bloody stage. So we just put on Aquaphor when he is sleeping. Sounds terrible but it works.

Mar 08, 2011
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by: Anonymous

My son is 4 and he does this as well. he is always licking his lips and then when they are realy sore he starts to pick at them. We use chapstick & vaseline at night. We have also brought him to a mirror to show him his lips... when he sees that he is hurting himself he will stop for a few days. Also we make a huge deal if he is not licking his lips, telling him what a good job he is doing & clap for him.

Jan 14, 2011
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bag balm great for chapped lips
by: Anonymous

My daughter is 5 and has spd as well mostly affecting her hearing but I have to tell you if you can find it its called Bag Balm and it's like Vaseline but works so much better! I apply it before she goes to bed and in the morning before school because the outside weather usually makes it chap also. Bag Balm is my go to product good luck!

Jan 11, 2011
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name of medicine?
by: Anonymous

What is the name of the medicine that your doctor prescribed? My son won't let me put anything on his lips. I wait for him to fall asleep at night and then have been applying an over the counter lip renewal but it hasn't completely healed. Thank you so much!

Jan 11, 2011
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Chapped Lips for Years
by: SDP Family of Boys

I have 22 yr old Stepson w/SPD who had yearly outbreaks of chapped lips that would become infected since 3rd Grade. Vaseline works great if they are not resistant to the "slimy" & "heavy" feeling of the lotion. My 6 yr has recently begun to show signs of the "chapped lips" ordeal & I had the Doc write a script for a lotion that within 2 days healed them. Then nightly we place the lotion on the lips using a q-tip to ensure the lips stay smooth & moist. Drink plenty of water. Say " Your tongue needs to stay in your month" for conditioning purposes.

Nov 14, 2010
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chapped lips
by: Anonymous

here's what we do. . . make sure he is drinking enough water every day, and is on a good multivitamin, use germolene on his lips as often as possible. We also put waterproof sunscreen on every day, don't know if that makes a difference or not.

Nov 14, 2010
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Chapped Lips
by: Anonymous

We have the same issue every winter with our 5 year old. Luckily, he has always been good at taking medications, so at bedtime, I explain that we are going to put "lip meddies" on and I put plain vaseline on his lips. Amazingly, it works for us!

Find a fun way to slab a non taste/non smell ointment on his lips at bedtime, when he is less likely to rub or lick it off. Good Luck!!!

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