Home » Dictionary » lip-licker’s dermatitis

lip-licker’s dermatitis

lip-licker’s dermatitis
 n.— «When you lick your lips, the temporary moisture evaporates, leaving the lips further dehydrated. Too much moisture around the lips can sometimes lead to what’s commonly called lip-licker’s dermatitis—a rash that develops around the mouth from too much licking. Next time you get the urge to lick apply a lip balm instead.» —“Keep lips from getting chapped this wiinter” by Jennifer Dean Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California) Dec. 17, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Blue Dolphin (episode #1634)

How can you kick the verbal habit of saying you know and um so many times in a sentence? For one thing, get comfortable with pauses. There’s no need to fill every silence during a conversation. Also, a doctor who treats patients in Appalachia...

Off the Turnip Truck (episode #1532)

It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time when people disagreed over the best word to use when answering the phone. Alexander Graham Bell suggested answering with ahoy! but Thomas Edison was partial to hello! A fascinating new book about...

Recent posts