Category Archives: True Stories

True Stories: Mosquito Allergies

This month’s true story comes from Cecilia Henson, who has long suffered from allergic reactions to mosquito bites.

Hi, my name is Cecilia Henson and this message is regarding the Dr. Dan’s Anti-itch Stick and how it has helped me immensely these last few days. I was relaxing in the backyard with my friend, Danny Devries, when I abruptly started to itch my leg and I immediately knew I had been bit by a mosquito. Being allergic to them, I suffer all summer long with tennis ball sized swells on my legs that are consistently itching for days. Normally, I take a Benadryl and rub cortisone cream on the bumps almost hourly while resisting the urge to itch. So, I asked Danny if he had any cortisone that I could use and, surprisingly enough, he gave me the Anti-itch Stick. Never having heard of Dr. Dan’s products before, I was skeptical but very relieved and desperate at the same time. I rubbed the Anti- itch stick on all three mosquito bites and it worked instantly, alleviating both the itch and the swelling. I was in complete disbelief! Nothing has ever worked this well. I will always continue to purchase Dr. Dan’s from now on and recommend it to everyone I know.

Got a true story of your own? We’d love to hear it! Leave it in the comments, or send us an email at info@drdanslipbalm.com.

True Stories: Lip Licking

Just as adults have chapped lips, children can also have problems with dry, painful lips. We have all seen children with the red ring around their lips. That red ring comes from children repeatedly licking their lips. In an effort to keep their lips moist, they lick them over and over. This tends to make the problem worse by producing a red, dry, painful ring around their lips. No matter what you try, it just doesn’t seem to go away including Vaseline and regular lip balms.

lip-licking-beforebefore CortiBalm

lip-licking-afterafter CortiBalm

The patient seen here no longer suffers from a red ring thanks to CortiBalm. With Dr. Dan’s CortiBalm, those red lips were gone in just 2 to 3 days. Within 24 hours, CortiBalm begins to relieve the pain, itching and redness, reducing the need to repeatedly lick your lips. Then CortiBalm keeps on working to help moisten and heal the skin, solving the problem of the red ring from lip licking.

True Stories: Safe & Effective at Any Age

Today’s true story is from a real patient of Dr. Dan’s who has suffered painful lips due to Psoriasis his entire life – all eight years of it! After just one week of using CortiBalm, his lips have already shown marked improvement.

No matter your age or how long you’ve been suffering, you too can have relief with Dr. Dan’s CortiBalm!

Review Roundup

This week we’ve rounded up some of our favorite reviews from across the web from doctors, patients, and others who are tired of suffering from chapped lips.

My Lips Are Cracked During Accutane Treatments, Which Lip Balms Would be Best?

“Accutane can be excessively drying (which is the point!), but can lead to dryness of the nose and lips, particularly. Dr. Dan’s Cortibalm is the best for the lips because it contains hydrocortisone, which helps soothe, heal, and take away redness. You can find it online or your pharmacy can order it for you. It should cost about $5-$8 for a stick. Aquaphor is great too, but isn’t as easy to…” Read more

“My favorites are Dr. Dan’s Cortibalm (which has Hydrocortisone) for calming inflammation in combination with Natural Ice Sport spf 30 lip balm (which contains aloe and vitamins A, D & E). Accutane causes sun sensitivity, so we recommend any SPF 15 or higher lip balm daily as needed.

If excessive dryness, redness and cracking are present or persist, we recommend a topical…” Read more


Makeup Alley: Dr. Dan’s CortiBalm

“I joined this website specifically to sing the praises of this product! This lip balm is truly a miracle for me!!! I suffered from eczema and dry lips that constantly itch, peel and burn! I may have one good day in a long while, where my lips are well-behaved, but as soon as I dared put on any lipstick or get foundation near my lips, I would pay penance with a major breakout. Numerous research into why I was suffering this badly has lead nowhere. I’ve tried everything from La Mer to plain old Blistex, to no avail. If you can name a brand or product, I can tell you that I’ve already tried it! My situation was so bad, I wouldn’t leave the house without some sort of a lip balm for fear of my lips throwing a tantrum. Then I discovered the Dr. Dan’s Cortibalm and my life changed.” Read more

“This is the absolute BEST lip balm I have ever tried, and I’ve tried them all. It does what it says. I’ve tried EVERYTHING and nothing works for my dry lips. If you visit their website and send a self addressed stamped envelope they will send you a sample to try.” Read more


Bestcovery: Best Lip Balm

“Dr. Dan’s CortiBalm is a highly effective medicated formula that instantly relieves all chapped lips, regardless of the cause. It uses 1% Hydrocortisone to reduce inflammation and heal delicate lip skin. This lip balm is so potent, it works immediately and doesn’t require constant application.” Read more

“If you have a severe skin condition that is causing lips to crack – or if the cause is from topical medications used to treat acne or psoriasis, then try Dr. Dans. This balm contains hydrocortisone to relive pain and heal the skin. It is a hypoallergenic formula, and could very well be the best option for you.” Read more

True Story: Bugged No More in Florida

This week’s story comes from Florida, where summertime means heat, humidity, and bugs. Thankfully, our new Advanced Anti-Itch Stick is just with the doctor ordered!

Living in Florida we have tons of insects and issues with bug bites. From mosquitos, sand fleas, fire ants, and even the occasional random spider bite we get a few bug bites! Your new Anti-itch Stick has been put through the test in my family. We have tried it on every type of insect bite you can think of – it relieves the swelling within hours and takes away the itch and irritation almost immediately.

The most amazing part is that after being bit by what we think was a spider, my Mom’s calf had an area the size of a soft ball that was swollen and red. We applied the anti-itch to the affected area and within three hours the swelling had gone down and the red was only about the size of a quarter. After one more application the bite was the size of a pencil eraser. Very effective product – We love this product and can’t wait to try the others and hope to see more products to come from you all. We have confidence every product you make will be very effective and affordable.

Being bugged no more – Florida

Danny Devries: Our Newest Fan

From being the top Junior Bassmaster angler in northern Arizona, to successfully competing as a pro in team tournaments and the Bassmaster Opens, to appearing on multiple television shows for his accomplishments; at the age of 23, Danny DeVries is taking leaps and bounds in the bass fishing industry.

Photo courtesy of Animal Planet.
Photo courtesy of Animal Planet.

Since taking tournament fishing by storm he has become a well known personality on the TV screen, being featured on shows such as BassWestUSA, and Animal Planet’s “Top Hooker”, where he finished in the top 3 of the reality competition fishing show. It is safe to say that he has already achieved more than most anglers hope to do in a lifetime and is not backing down anytime soon.

Here’s what Danny had to say about Dr. Dan’s CortiBalm:

“I love the product! I used it today and at first I think I put too much on because I’m used to reapplying it constantly, but after I rubbed a little off it was perfect! … I’ve only used it twice, maybe three times, I definitely get what you were saying about how well it works because honestly my lips aren’t chapped at all! I’m very impressed!! Its a great product!”

Thanks Danny – we love that you love it! So much so that Dr. Dan’s is going on the road with you this summer, so look forward to hearing more from Danny!

Split Lips: Before and After

Here’s another example of how effectively Dr. Dan’s CortiBalm works to heal the most difficult lip issues. Split lips can be extremely painful, and thanks to Dr. Dan’s, this customer achieved dramatic relief in just 48 hours. If it works this well for split lips, imagine how well it can work for you. Thanks to G. Slayback for the pictures; as always, Dr. Dan’s is happy we could help!