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A 31-year-old female asked:

what could be the cause of my top lip feeling bumpy and kinda dry?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
May be lip eczema: Persistent dry bumpy lips can be lip eczema, which may be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream (twice a day for 1 week) plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes lip balm or lip sunscreen chemicals cause an allergic reaction. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's her habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can help.

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