The most common cause of a painful lip is the impact of weather (or meteorological cheilitis). For example, the sun thins the protective layer of the skin of the lips, which often leads to dry, cracking and wounds. The negative impact of cold and wind that may provoke the development of inflammation of the mucous membrane of the oral cavity.

As a rule, meteorological cheilitis is manifested not only by dryness of the lips, but also the appearance of itching and burning, the formation of swelling and redness of the skin around the lips. In the absence of treatment and poor hygiene, the disease can turn into malignant form, which is fraught with negative consequences in the appearance of the rotting sores as a result of penetration of dangerous infections into the body.

Most often the negative impact of weather can be reduced by taking vitamins of the group PP and, using the mitigating and protective products for the lips (a lip balm, lip balms). For those who are constantly exposed to external factors (while outdoors), it is recommended to use sunscreen creams and ointments, which writes out an experienced dermatologist.

The second reason may be the presence of an allergic reaction to something (cosmetics, product, toothpaste, cigarettes, etc.). This is called allergic halidom, to eliminate which it is necessary to identify the allergen and try not to interact with him.

Also cause painful sensations are different diseases (e.g., exacerbation of herpes of the skin and mucous membranes. For elimination of symptoms it is advisable to consult a doctor, he will put an accurate diagnosis. In any case, no need to self-medicate.