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A 45-year-old member asked:

Crusty, red , irritated, itchy , dry, puffy, swollen, lips, what do you suggest?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 25 years experience
Must rule out cancer: Must rule out squamous cell carcinoma! are you in the sunshine state or like to stay out in the sun? Usually all lesions on the lip should heal within 5 days or at most 1 week. If the lesion stays longer, please consult your dentist/pathologist! its (squamous cell carcinoma) occurrence is rare and probably unlikely, but that is the number one lesion that i must rule out in all my patient.
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Dr. Kristin Outlan
Dentistry 30 years experience
Two possibilities: Difficult to say without a complete history, but may possibly be an allergic reaction (anything new lately?) or even oral candidiasis (yeast infection). Advise seeing your dentist or physician to diagnose and prescribe needed meds.
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Last updated Sep 15, 2016

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