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A 47-year-old member asked:

what causes scab like skin on lips?

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Dr. Michael Green
Dentistry 9 years experience
Cold sores: Generally it is a cold sore, although people can have dry lips that crack and scab over and i would recommend some kind of lip balm or chapstick to moisten the lips!

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A 23-year-old member asked:

What could be causing my skin and lips to taste gross?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Medications: Are u on any meds they can change taste - smoker, alcohol, and allergies can also cause this. If u have sinus infection it might be contributing.
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Dr. Vasu Brown commented
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Provided original answer
it is a severe reaction then when there is histamine release locally this will swell up - need meds
Oct 9, 2011
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown commented
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
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need to see your doctor to figure this usually allergy to lips is serious we worry about breathing
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A 23-year-old member asked:

Why dose the skin on my lips look bluish and peel ?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care 38 years experience
Thin and oil free: The skin on the lips is different from skin on the rest of your face. It appears bluish because capillaries and very small veins called venules all together give the appearance of more circulation than the rest of the facial skin. The peeling happens because there are no oil gland in the lips causing them to be chronically dry. Regular use of chap stick or something similar will decrease peeling.
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A female asked:

Why does skin on lips grow so quickly?

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Dr. Stephen Weber
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Highly vascular: The lips heal quickly because the tissue has a great blood supply. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What skin issue causes lips to darken?

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Dr. Stephanie Saxton-daniels
Dermatology 20 years experience
Need exam: It is difficult to determine without seeing the discoloration. I recommend seeing a dermatologist for further evaluation.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

2cms of skin all around my lips inflames, irritates & turns very red, very often, then becomes flaky and dry. Not sure what the cause is. Please help?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Inflamed lips: You may be having some type of contact dermatitis due to lip stick or lip gloss sensitivity, or something you are using on your face. Try stopping everything, even change toothpaste you use on your lips or face to see if it helps. You may also be having seborrheic dermatitis or some skin disorder. If it continues see your doctor or a dermatologist for diagnosis and help.

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