What should I do if my baby has chapped lips in winter?
The care of the child requires a lot of care from the mothers. Only in this way can the child's pain be reduced and the child's health can be protected. In winter, you should prepare some lipsticks and the like for your children, usually pay attention to reduce going out, and add moisture to the children in time. So, today I will take you to talk about this topic, what should I do if my baby has chapped lips in winter?
Lips are mucosal tissue. Compared with the skin, the stratum corneum is relatively thin, and the sebaceous glands are not as abundant as the skin, and the secretion of sebum is relatively small. Therefore, the lips are more "squeaky", weaker, and more susceptible to damage than the skin. . Especially in winter, due to windy, dry weather, reduced air humidity and other reasons, children’s lips are more likely to become dry due to loss of water. If the care is not done properly, the dryness will be aggravated, causing the lips to peel, crack, and even worse. In severe cases, it can cause tongue licking dermatitis.
How to prevent baby's chapped lips in winter?
1. Pay attention to lip care. Wash the child’s lips and skin around the mouth with warm water every time after eating a meal or fruit to avoid the irritation of the lips and skin caused by the remaining vegetable soup or juice. When the weather is cold and windy, you can wear a small mask to your child when going out to reduce the irritation of the cold wind to the lips and reduce the evaporation of moisture on the lips. You can prepare a lip balm or chlortetracycline eye ointment for an older child in his pocket, and let him take it out to wipe his lips whenever he is dry.
2. Eat a balanced diet and drink plenty of water. To prevent your baby’s chapped lips, we must first ensure that the baby’s diet is balanced, drink plenty of water, eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, and eat moderate amounts of meat. When necessary, supplement B vitamins under the guidance of a doctor. Correct bad habits, correct children's bad habits of sucking fingers and licking lips. Eating fingers and licking lips will cause saliva to irritate the lips and surrounding skin for a long time, and it is more likely to cause chapped lips.
Lips and skin are different in nature. They belong to mucosal tissue. The stratum corneum is relatively thin, and the sebaceous glands are not as rich as the skin. They cannot secrete sebum well to moisturize. Therefore, compared to other parts of the body, lips are more prone to dryness and cracking. Licking lips repeatedly. In dry and windy weather, babies tend to lick their lips unconsciously. You should know that the baby's saliva stays on the lips, which is only a momentary "moisturizing". When the water evaporates, it will absorb water from the lips and make the lips dry. Moreover, the saliva also contains some digestive enzymes, which may cause the corners of the mouth to become dry and cracked.
In summary, after the above introduction, everyone must know how to reduce the problem of cleft lip in children. However, it should be noted that some cleft lip problems are not simply caused by the weather, and are also related to the child's physical condition. If such symptoms occur for a long time, they should go to the hospital for treatment in time.