I seem to have an allergic reaction when using any type of chap stick, it cases cold sore and fever blisters when I try to use them. I am guessing I may be alergic to beeswax
Can I use Bacitracin Antibiotic whater-jel for chapped lips/cold sores?
Question posted by mpennings on 15 Nov 2013
Last updated on 15 November 2013
You may have an allergy to petroleum jelly, beeswax or lanolin. All three are in all Chapstick and all three are common allergens. If you are allergic to petroleum jelly, and the common reaction is blistering and redness, any ointment is going to do this because they are petroleum based. You can try dabbing a bit of Crisco shortening on your lips which is mainly soybean oils and will work about the same as Chapstick. It may not taste and smell as good but it will protect your lips and give them a bit of gloss.
Bacitracin wouldn't be very moisturizing. Watch whatever you use that it doesn't have something in it that will burn. I've used lotion that had a scent, like hand lotion and it burned like the devil. What about something like baby oil?
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