Would Deep Heat (muscle rub) work on lips?

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  1. Ed Lee

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    My concoction to relieve sore lips is ingestable as well as being still kissable. I just squish some anhydrous lanolin into a dab of aloe gel and apply with a bit of massage at night when I go to bed. Mostly, I can do without the massage ... I said I was still kissable.
     
  2. PINCHUNO

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    I've never heard such a ridiculous question. If deep heat makes the stronger muscles feel as hot as hell, can you possibly imagine it on your lips?
     
  3. DaTrump

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    Hey, another lanolin user, that stuff works on everything, it's like the duct tape of the brass world! I use it for a lip balm, mix some of that, some vitamin E, vaseline all together, put it on before bed and you wake up with baby soft lips.

    Edit: I also have this same mixture with arnica gel in it too for hard days of playing
     
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  4. Ed Lee

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    Yeah, you certainly could add vitamin E to my concoction but forget the vaseline (it's not on my menu to ingest).
     
  5. DaTrump

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    I wouldn't eat it, but it does wonders on the lips!
     
  6. fuzzyhaze

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    I use Arnica cream for the muscles in my cheeks, on those days when I have overdone it. It is great stuff for muscle pain and is completely natural too. Do not ingest it though!
     
  7. gmonady

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    Go natural... No creams... no topicals... All you need is concentrated massage to get blood flow into the lip. If you feel swelling, sucking on ice can help minimize the swelling.

    Do not use chemicals intended for skin on the lips. They are mucous membranes and have enhanced absorption power. All that is absorbed by-passes first pass liver flow and goes directly into central circulation. This is why a physician asks a patient to put nitroglycerin under the tongue and not to swallow.
     
  8. Vulgano Brother

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    My father played basketball in the early 1930's and they got their rub-downs on a balcony overlooking the gym. Somebody poured a topical rubefacient heat rub down the crack of his fanny, and he leaped over the balcony and was off to the showers.

    I preferred cute flute or saxophone players back in the day. Organic, as opposed to violists.
     

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