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How does cheilitis affect women differently than men?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There are two types of cheilitis that affect men differently than women. Actinic cheilitis, caused by prolonged exposure to the sun, affects men more than it affects women. This is because women are more likely to apply lip balm that contains sunscreen. Therefore, they are more protected from sun exposure than men who don't wear any sunscreen at all. Exfoliative cheilitis affects women more than it affects men because it is caused by high stress levels and emotional behaviors. Young women are more prone to being stressed and emotional so they are more tempted to bite and pick their lips excessively.

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