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Why do people lick their lips?

Patient: Is it a bad habit for people to lick their lips?

 

 

Symptoms: Dry lips

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for your question. No, this is a normal behavior. Often times, licking the lips is performed because they are dry and saliva is used to moisten them.Thank you for consulting AskTheDoctor.com

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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