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Dry Lips Quiz
by Staff
Test what you know about dry lips, from whether or not applying lip balm will help heal them to what it might mean if you have dry lips and red eyes.

What is the most common cause of dry lips.

  • dehydration
  • vitamin deficiency
  • applying too much lip balm too often
  • chronic illness

Which is more dehydrating to lips: wind or sun?

  • too much wind
  • too much sun
  • both rob moisture from the lips
  • neither cause dehydrated lips

Which vitamin might you be deficient in if you have dry lips?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

Which of the following isn't known to cause those cracks at the corners of your mouth?

  • folic acid deficiency
  • riboflavin deficiency
  • carotenoid deficiency

Who is most at risk of developing dry lips due to a B-vitamin deficiency?

  • the elderly
  • people with chronic illness
  • people with alcohol dependence
  • All of these groups are at risk.
  • None of these groups are at risk.

In addition to a possible indication of a vitamin deficiency, dry lips can also be a sign of what disease?

  • Bright's disease
  • Tay-Sachs disease
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Addison's disease

While red, dry lips can be a symptom of Kawasaki disease, which of the following isn't?

  • a high, persistent fever
  • swollen, red skin on your hands and feet
  • red eyes
  • progressive kidney failure

Between what ages does Kawasaki disease commonly appear?

  • infancy
  • between ages 2 and 5
  • between ages 12 and 15
  • between ages 22 and 25

True or false: Dry lips that won't heal may be a warning sign of another health condition.

  • 1
  • 0

Why do lip balms help heal dry lips?

  • They seal in moisture.
  • They exfoliate lips with retinols.
  • They contain collagen.