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Bright Red Chapped Or Cracked Lips
What would you recommend for extremely dry, cracked lips with a red ring around the mouth. Been this way for 6 months and used doxycycline and elidel (pimecrolimus).
Lip dryness: First you need to stop using all topical stuff on your lips, such as lip balm, lipstick, etc. It can be a contact dermatitis. I would only use vaseline and Elidel (pimecrolimus) twice a day. Do you have skin rashes anywhere else? If so, seek the opinion of an allergist to find out the cause of your problem. ...Read more
I've been having a recurring redness around the mouth, swelling of the lips in the morning, every thing red iches, cracked skin in the corners of the mouth, it's like a red ring around the mouth to my nose and to the bottom of my chin I've tried many thin
Sensitive skin: It may help to discuss with a physician because a lot of questions come to mind that would help differentiate possible causes. A common situation is contact sensitivity often to cosmetics or lip products, especially if there are fragrances or plant extracts contained in the products. Try avoiding these and take care to moisturize to promote healing (using frangrance/additive free product). ...Read more
Can I use vaseline instead of chap stick on my 4 yrs old son's repeatedly cracked lips? Is it safe as he will lick some of it in?
Yes: Chapsticks contain vaseline too. It might be called petrolatum but that's what it is. The small quantities that you would put on the lips should not cause any harm even if ingested. ...Read more
Lump from end lip to cheek.grows and shrinks since 2yrs old.has worsen.very red and cracked still grows and shrinks.dc says clogged vein.advice?????
See a Specialist: A Facial Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist should examine you to determine a diagnosis. Congenital skin cyst or vascular elements may display the characteristics you are having. A specialist is more familiar with these types of issues and should be able to offer treatment to prevent or eliminate the recurrent inflammation you are describing. ...Read more
4 yrs old son has severly dry cracked lips bleeding now. Olive oil and kids chap stick not helping. Can I use glycerin or any other suggestion please.
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Cracked my neck wrong, now I have 4 red lumps and knots running from my middle of my head to my clavicle.
I think I have angular chelitis since both corners of my mouth are cracked and red. They also itch and burn. What should I do to treat them?
Hello i have a very sore and cracked foreskin there is also red patches on the head what could this be since its impossible for it to be a STI?
Dryness : Use lotion twice a day and that should help. ...Read more
Corners of mouth crusty and crack.peel top layer off and red skin appears and stays. Better after B&C vitamins but not gone. Could be stress?
Sensiodyne, burts: Brutes bees products with beeswax are helpful.Change toothpaste to sensodyne. Avoid alcohol containing mouthwash- therafresh can help with dry mouth. Also if this is associated with dry mouth co q 10 has been reported to be useful. Moth greatness can have very dry lips so reason for mouth breathing must be addressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry lips: Most people with dry lips seem to lick their lips a lot. Licking the lips makes it worse, so try to stop that habit. And don't pick at them, either. Try to use a lip balm (like aquaphor healing ointment or vaseline lip therapy) a few times a day. Consider something with an spf as well. If it's just to corners of the mouth, you may have a fungal infection that needs a prescription cream. ...Read more
Many answers: First , if mouth-breathing is the issue especially from a clogged nose, you need to get the nose open so that your lips do not get chapped from processing too much wind. Chipstick after each meal may also be helpful. Be sure you are not allergic to your lipstick. ...Read more
Beeswax: Beeswax would be a better choice. It'll treat the dry cracking lips but is non-toxic if swallowed. ...Read more
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