It seems like someone over a year ago reported using lanolin (aka sheep's wool grease, brand names Supralan, Lansinoh) though they may have had eczema or psoriasis if it was spread outside the lips. Pjay are you still following this thread? Has anyone else tried this natural emollient? Some people have an allergic reaction to lanolin, but for others this may be the non-toxic liquid bandage treatment we were investigating some months ago.
pjay 14 mon
Subject: Re: So what has worked?
Username: pjay contact pjay
Date: 8/3/2007 10:28:11 PM ( 15 mon ago )
"Last year I had a problem with my lips and I am not sure if this is what it was or not. They were horribly dry, scaley, peeling, and it extended to the skin around my lips as well. NOTHING helped, it just made it worse when I put chapstick, vaseline, anything that used to moisturize and heal them when they were chapped. I was trying EVERYTHING I could think of, and found some glycerin in my cabinet. I also had some lanolin from when I breast fed my son. So I started putting the glycerin on, then putting on the lanolin a few minutes later. Now I only use lanolin at night and I can wear lipstick again. Occasionally it will feel like it is starting to come back and I will slap some glycerin and lanolin on and in few days back to normal. They are still very sensitive, and I have to keep something on them all the time. I do not know what triggered this. I switched toothpastes, stopped all flouride, and that didn't seem to help. Only the glycerin and lanolin combo.
I see that another user tried it unsuccessfully, but said it wasn't used for very long. The consistency of Lansinoh is a lot like Aquaphor, but it is 100% hypoallergenic lanolin with no other chemicals. I first put Vitamine E Oil and pure Aloe Vera oil on my lips before applying the lanolin.
So how long did you try it before you decided it wasn't helping? What do you use to moisturize now, if anything?