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Chapped And Peeling Eyelids And Lips
~12 days ago, swollen patch above lip cleared after 2 days, then corners of mouth peel slightly w wet feeling. Min redness, no pain/sores/fluid. Right eye slightly irritated. Lips/mouth feel dry.
Have had cracked peeling lips since childhood. Tried all chap sticks and nothing works. Thin layer of skin tears right off. Cause and treatment?
Lately, one spot on my lip has been dry and peeling. I always wear chap stick and use a soft lip exfoliator occasionally. What could be causing this?
Most likely benign: This is most likely benign at your age but should be evaluated by your dermatologist or dentist. ...Read more
See dentist: Peeling of inside of lip is not usually due to dryness. See your dentist to find out the cause of the peeling. ...Read more
Dry lips: Peeling lips usually from dryness. Try to moisturize and see if this helps. If not, then see doctor. ...Read more
My lips are peeling from the inside edge in little strips, I'm pregnant, what is it and how can I treat this?
I woke up with my lips swollen and peeling after puting on some chapstick. It is pretty painful what should I do?
How can I treat chapped lips and they have become big because of peeling the skin off...I want to make them thin again?
Patch testing: You may be licking your lips as a habit and do not even realize it. It is also that you are using a lipstick or lipbalm that you are allergic to. Find a dermatologist that does patch testing. ...Read more
Is there any product I can use to fix the issue of pink lips on dark lip color? I've been this way since 5 by peeling my lips? I am 19 now
Depends: Schedule an appt with a dermatologist to review your options. This may be a normal color variance. Try to stop peeling your lips ...Read more
Have had chapped peeling lips for almost 25 years. Nothing seems to help and last all year never stops peeling. What is the cause and treatment?
I have small places on the left side of my lip that seems to be swollen slightly and bleeds if I peel the skin off. Not sure if I should get it checke?
The skin in my lips is peeling and flaky. It's been happening for months. Chapped lip medication helps but after use it just comes back. It doesn't hurt but is irritating.?
Chelitis: Lip-licking cheilitis is best treated with avoidance of the licking behavior. Drug-induced cheilitis is treated with avoidance of the offending drug, but if this is not possible, frequent application of aquaphor ointment, which is over the counter, may help ease lip pain and irritation. Other possible causes of chapped lips include high fevers as well as environmental conditions, such as cold weat. ...Read more
Eczema: Eczema can present in the lid fold, often being exacerbated by dry heat. Sometimes the flaking can be an allergic reaction to something you are touching. A mild topical cortisone cream should control the symptoms. Be careful if it is not an ophthalmic preparation to not get it in the eyes. ...Read more
Moisturizer: Moisturizer will help peeling lips if it is caused by dryness. If this doesn't help see your doctor because this may be symptom of another medical problem. ...Read more
Over the Counter: Over the counter remedies are usually sufficient. Part of it is personal preference, but if any of these seem not to improve things in a week perhaps trying a petroleum based product such as vasoline for a week might be helpful. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Peel and chapped lip: By its nature, the peel removes older damaged skin. It reconstitutes from deeper skin structures. The new skin is often delicate, tender, and dry at first. If not properly moisturized, it can feel chaffed, dry, and irritated. Hopefully you did not do your own peel. Moisturize with a petroleum-based ointment like Aquephor. Medicated ointments may be the cause of irritation and inflammation. ...Read more
Dry peeling lips for 3 months. No other symptoms and no change to beauty routine. What could it be?
Allergy?: I would write a journal of what you are eating to see if something is irritating the skin and make sure you are using all perfume free items. ...Read more
My lips are very wrinkly when I peel them they become smooth and red bt again after one or two days the condition is same? What shud I do?
Stop the cycle: I think they look smooth and red because they are a bit swollen and inflamed. This leads to the later peeling, so it's kind of a vicious cycle. It would be better not to peel, but keep them moist with plain Vaseline applied several times a day. Avoid licking lips -- saliva is irritating to lips and can dry them out. ...Read more
I've notice some tiny cluster of bump on my upperlips on the inside to each side in the moist areas also lips peeling and splited please help
See a dermatologist.: No way to know exactly what the bumps are without seeing them; see a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis. For dry lips, apply a good OTC lip balm several times a day and don't lick your lips too often. ...Read more
Dry patch on upper eyelids. I peel flakes off, comes back next day. Went away with tanning bed, but stopped going. How to make it go away permanently?
Hold off on products: Sometimes this can be a skin reaction to make up or other skin products. If you use make up or cleansers in the area, try using nothing for at least a week. If the dry patch continues, see your doctor. ...Read more
I have seb derm. My lips peel off every time I take a shower. They'll peel off anyway even if I don't shower but it'll take them more time. What is this?
Chap stick, vaseline: Chap stick and vaseline are two good moisturizers for lips. You can also use a lip gloss or lip stick as long as there isn't anything in it that would further dry your lips. ...Read more
There's some redness just below my lips. It looks like skin peeling. What is it? What could have caused it?
See below: This sounds like a contact reaction from some sort of exposure to an irritant or eczema. It could be from biting your lower lip or from licking your lips or sucking on your lower lip. It also could be from anything that you are placing in your mouth and is sticking out and rubbing below your lips. Have your doctor take a look to be sure. You can try some Vaseline or Aquaphor on the area first. ...Read more
I have a thing that looks like a stye. But its also making the inside of my eyelid peel.& it hurts and bothers?
STYE RESOLVING: Seems like a stye which is partly resolving on its on. But I will suggest you have it checked by your doctor or an ophthalmologist as you might need antibiotics if indicated. ...Read more
If my lips are chapped or if I bite my lips and peel skin is it possible to have a white hallow spot from healing. I also dip once in awhile?
Don't Wait: Worrying about this spot will not help you at all. You should see a dentist and have it checked. There is no online advice that can take the place of an oral exam by a trained medical professional. The sooner you have this checked out, the better. If it is a problem, it can be treated more easily. If it is not a problem, you will feel less anxious about it. ...Read more
EXTREMELY dry and peeling lips with inflamed red and itchy vermillion border for a month now. Nothing has helped, have to apply balm every 30 min.
I would look at diet and any meds that you are on first but if nothing is out of the ordinary I would seek help from my local MD/dermatologist to get to the bottom of this issue. No worries.
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2 years ago I took medication know as accutane. My lips have been severely chapped and peeling since. I haven't been on it since. Collagen Sups help?
I can't properly explain in 150, So basically part of my lip's 1stLayer won't heal, it just keeps peeling and has thinned part of it out. AnySuggestions?
Sorry to hear about your lips. If you mean the outside of your lips are dry and chapped, the first line of therapy is usually topical moisturizers such as "chap stick" and petroleum jelly. It also helps to keep your body hydrated by drinking enough water and if you are exposed to sun, to consider a lip balm that contains sunscreen. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have psoriasis. I do have it under control with over-the-counter methods. However, my lips constantly peel. What over-the-counter treatment can help?
OTC ointment: I'd suggest using a petroleum jelly based ointment like aquaphor (similar in theory to chapstick). If you aren't getting any relief with otc meds, talk to your dermatologist about using a mild topical steroid - you can also find these otc, but it's good to talk with your doc first before trying steroid treatments on the face or other sensitive areas. ...Read more
My lips are regularly cracking and peeling off, and often bleed a little even though I use lipgloss, & drink lots of water, please help wid cause +cure?
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