Chapped lips, caused by a number of factors, is a condition that happens to just about everyone. Some people, however, have a condition known as chronic chapped lips or Cheilitis. Many times this condition, unless it is severe, can be avoided or soothed by proper moisturizing of the lips.
Cost and Financing of Chapped Lip Treatments
Treatment of chapped lips and Cheilitis is often inexpensive and the average person can usually find a treatment or medication that is best suited to their needs and budget.
If you have been diagnosed with Cheilitis, the cost can be a little more expensive, because a medication is often prescribed that may not be able to be purchased over-the-counter.
Over-the-Counter vs Medical Treatments
Over-the-counter treatments can be used to soothe chapped lips and can be purchased at almost any convenience or drug store. These are the most inexpensive treatments, however, actual medications that will help to treat severely and chronically chapped lips are usually prescribed by a doctor and cost more than over-the-counter drugs. Over-the-counter drugs range from $3 to $30 compared to the $60 to well over $300 for prescription medications.
Because the cost is so inexpensive and often this condition can be prevented with proper treatment and care, insurance companies under most circumstances will not cover the cost of these treatments.