What Causes Chapped Lips?
Chapped lips can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose chapped lips, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "chapped lips" as a symptom. For example, vitamin A toxicity.
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
minor joint pain/swelling/stiffness
severe emotional instability
... and so on
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of chapped lips.
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Mouth/Oral Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about chapped lips:
Do you suffer from chapped lips?
→ No / don't know
→ Occasionally / moderately
→ Often / severely
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate chapped lips, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as Vitamin A Toxicity
. Chapped lips and dry skin, which may be early symptoms, will generally occur in the majority of patients, particularly in dry weather.
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