Cheilia is a medical term that refers to the condition of having dry, cracked, and/or inflamed lips. This can occur due to environmental factors such as cold weather or wind, excessive licking of the lips, dehydration, nutritional deficiencies, or certain medical conditions.
Cheilia may be associated with symptoms such as tightness, pain, redness, and flaking of the skin on the lips. Treatment typically involves addressing the underlying cause, using lip balms or ointments with moisturizing properties, staying hydrated, and protecting the lips from harsh environmental conditions.
If the condition is persistent or severe, it’s important to consult a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and targeted treatment.