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I have really bad chapped lips. I also have a red ring around my lips. Is this due to allergies?

I have really bad chapped lips. I also have a red ring around my lips. Is this due to allergies?

Lip eczema treatable: Persistent chapped lips is lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream plus vaseline or aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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I've been having this red circle around my mouth now for 2 months...It can be itchy at times. It's not an allergy or chapped lips. I got mirena in oct?

I've been having this red circle around my mouth now for 2 months...It can be itchy at times. It's not an allergy or chapped lips. I got mirena in oct?

Dermatitis: Do you have nasal alergies and feel congested? Do you apply chaptix or other lipstick on your lips? The rings can be from skin dryness of contact allergy to a cosmetic product. Apply vaseline daily and no other products and if your nose if congested see an allergist to get it treated. You may be mouth breathing at night. ...Read more

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From past 15 days I am suffering from lip allergy. There is slight discoloration around my lips and swelling and redness in my lower lip.pain and itch?

From past 15 days I am suffering from lip allergy. There is slight discoloration around my lips and swelling and redness in my lower lip.pain and itch?

May be lip eczema: Persistent irritated 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. ...Read more

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Do allergies cause dry/chapped lips and thiristiness? I am constantly clearing my throat and re mositurizing my lips. Is this alleriges?

Do allergies cause dry/chapped lips and thiristiness? I am constantly clearing my throat and re mositurizing my lips. Is this alleriges?

Maybe: If you have constant nasal congestion and mouth breathing you can end up with dry lips and mouth. See your doctor for a proper evaluation. Clearing your throat constantly can indicate post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Allergy attack already taking Zyrtec, for 1 week been waking up with itchy eyes, mainly right eye is red and swollen, having eczema flare ups all over body,, cannot take Benadryl during the day I am driving. Lips are chapped and swollen, itchy. Usually

Allergy attack already taking Zyrtec, for 1 week been waking up with itchy eyes, mainly right eye is red and swollen, having eczema flare ups all over body,, cannot take Benadryl during the day I am driving.  Lips are chapped and swollen, itchy.  Usually

Needs Face to face: EXAM by the Physician. Or Video Consult via health Tap Prime. You may need Stronger Treatment than just Anti Histaminic . e.g. Oral or Injectable Steroids. Or may be Topical Steroids if very localized Eczema Flare up. ...Read more

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Chapped Lips (Definition)

Chapped lips is a common medical finding in patients whose lips have lost their natural moisture. The most common causes include dehydration, dry environment, ...Read more