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Children with chapped lips in autumn, drinking water is not enough, but also pay attention to these two points

Posting time:2022-12-02 07:36:40

Children with chapped lips in autumn, drinking water is not enough, but also pay attention to these two points

When autumn arrives, many parents start to worry: the child's tender little mouth is easy to dry and peel at this time. Children do not protect themselves like adults. When their lips are chapped, they still have to open their mouths to cry and laugh, or tear their mouths with their hands when they feel uncomfortable in their mouths. I have already given my child a lot of water, so why is this still happening? In fact, drinking water alone is not enough for children to take care of their lips in autumn.

Why are my child's lips dry?

  • Seasonal reasons
In fact, it is not just that children are prone to dry and chapped lips. Many adults will also have symptoms such as dry and cracked lips and peeling skin in autumn. Drinking water or applying lip balm and lotion can only relieve temporary dryness, and the long-term effect is not great. This is characteristic of the autumn climate. Dry air dehydrates the skin quickly, especially on the lips, where the cuticle of the skin is thin and the oil secreted is less, and it is easy to dry and peel when blown by the autumn wind. In particular, children have delicate skin, weak resistance to dry weather, and will not protect themselves. If parents are not careful, children's lips and surrounding skin will be prone to lack of water and dryness. Children will lick their lips involuntarily when they feel uncomfortable with dryness, but saliva can only moisten the lips briefly, and when the moisture evaporates, the lips will be drier. So the more the child licks the lips, the drier they become, the more dry they want to lick, and the more they can't help tearing the dry skin on the mouth, after a long time, not only will the lips be "horrible", but even the surrounding skin will become itchy, red and swollen.
  • Lack of vitamin B2
This reason is easily overlooked by parents. When the body lacks vitamin B2, it will cause metabolic disorders and cause inflammation of the lips, the corners of the eyes, and the external genitalia. The lean meat, pork liver, eggs and other ingredients we eat every day are rich in vitamin B2. Parents usually pay attention to supplementing their children with foods rich in vitamin B2, which can effectively prevent and reduce the occurrence of chapped mouths.
  • Newborn babies breastfeed frequently
After the baby is born, he needs to feed 8-12 times within 24 hours. The cuticle of the baby's delicate lips is not fully developed. The lips are soaked in milk for a long time, and it is easy to bulge a thick "milk skin" in the middle of the upper lip. Generally speaking, this layer of milk skin on the baby's mouth will not feel pain and will fall off on its own. Parents don't need to pay attention to it, let alone tear it with your hands, so as not to damage the baby's skin and cause infection.

How can I prevent chapped lips in my child?

The child's lips are dry and chapped, and the pain and discomfort will greatly affect the child's appetite and mood. In this season, parents should pay more attention to their children's lip care, and do preventive work in advance: maintain indoor humidity. Dry air not only aggravates the dryness of the child's lips, but also has a great impact on the child's respiratory tract and skin. When the seasons change, parents should maintain the air humidity of the indoor environment, generally between 50% and 60%. If necessary, a humidifier can be used to increase the humidity. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as the above-mentioned lean meat, pork liver and eggs that can supplement vitamin B2. Every morning, let the child drink a small glass of warm water to add water, pay attention to a light diet, eat less or no fried spicy food. At the same time, we should pay attention to let children develop good work and rest habits, and sleep will help the skin to repair and heal itself. Parents of newborns should master the timing of breastfeeding, and clean the baby's lips and surrounding skin in time after each feeding.

How to care for chapped lips?

If the child's lips have been chapped and bleeding, and the lips are itchy, red and swollen, parents can provide daily care for the child from the following points to relieve the child's pain: 1. Keep the child's lips clean and moisturizing. After cleaning the child's lips with warm water every day, use a warm towel to gently cover the lips, slowly wipe off the dandruff, and then apply cod liver oil or honey to moisturize the child until the lips slowly regain moisture. When playing with a smaller baby outdoors, in addition to feeding the baby more warm water, parents can also prepare a small box of wet cotton balls, and often use the wet cotton ball to wipe the baby's lips to keep the baby's lips moist. Parents must pay attention to controlling the water temperature. Water that is too hot or too cold will aggravate the baby's pain. After causing the baby to cry, it may tear the skin of the lips and cause more damage. 2. Under the guidance of a doctor, give children a simple emollient such as Vaseline, or apply lip balm and silicone cream for children. These can increase the oil on the lips, lock in the moisture, reduce the evaporation of moisture on the child's lips, and keep the lips moist for a long time. Never put an adult's lip balm on your child, so that the child does not accidentally eat it in the mouth. In addition, parents should also guide their children to quit the habit of licking their lips and tearing dry skin, and remind their children not to forcefully open their mouths to speak, so as to avoid tearing their lips and causing bleeding.

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