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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have extremely dry,cracked lips for 2 years now. i apply eucrisa crisaborole nightly and aquafor 4 times daily to keep the dryness contained. some dermatologists say incurable eczema and some say not. i just want my lips to heal. please help me.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It is unlikely to be eczema limited to lips. You could have an allergic reaction to something you eat or apply to your lips regularly. Try switching to a natural emollient like butter to see if that helps. It may also help to take a multivitamin supplement.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Can try another Dr.: Persistent chapped lips may be lip eczema, and can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream plus Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes lipsticks or sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's her habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. Can try another doctor for another opinion.
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Last updated Dec 11, 2019


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