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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)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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 (levonorgestrel) 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 (levonorgestrel) 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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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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Glossy bump appeared on center of lower lip. Have had severe allergies and chapped lips past few days. What could it be??

Inflammation: Of your lip, due to infection, ? Viral, keep your lips moist, can use lip balm, drink lots of fluids and rest, ...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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After eating anything I go pale, red lips, redness in cheeks, extremely sleepy. This can last from 30mins - a few hours. Not allergy related after I allergy test came back negative for everything.

After eating anything I go pale, red lips, redness in cheeks, extremely sleepy. This can last from 30mins - a few hours. Not allergy related after I allergy test came back negative for everything.

Get checked: The first thing that came to mind is mastocytosis or mast cell activation syndrome. This can usually be diagnosed by a blood test. If the test is negative, other options need to be considered. ...Read more

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Paleness, excma, acne, chapped lips, bags under eyes all go away after living on a diet of just soy milk and water for 3+ days. Allergy related?

Paleness, excma, acne, chapped lips, bags under eyes all go away after living on a diet of just soy milk and water for 3+ days. Allergy related?

Most likely: But you cannot survive for long on this diet and thus should consider adding back other foods individually at weekly intervals to find out the actual culprit. I suspect that milk is the most likely culprit and thus should be added at the tailend of the diet. Consult an allergist if you need any help ...Read more

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Lips (mainly inside area)red, slight burn, feels swollen, doesn't look swollen. Sensation as if eaten a bag of salty chips. Had it all day. Chapped lips?

Lips (mainly inside area)red, slight burn, feels swollen, doesn't look swollen. Sensation as if eaten a bag of salty chips. Had it all day. Chapped lips?

Allergy: "chapped" lips would be cracked and/or peeling, you would be able to tell easily. That would be due to dryness; however, your description is suspicious for contact dermatitis from something that has touched your lips recently. I suggest applying OTC cortisone cream and keep the lips covered and avoid dryness and irritation. If not improving in the next 24-48 hours, see you dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red, swollen, flaky, numb lips - been going on since may 2013. It's very irritating and painful. No allergies. I can't find anything online about it?

Red, swollen, flaky, numb lips - been going on since may 2013. It's very irritating and painful. No allergies. I can't find anything online about it?

Need examinations: Could be a side effect of medications, a sign of a systemic problem, the result of mouth berating, and so many other choices. You must be examined by both your general dentist and your general physician do find an answer. If you haven't seen them since may 2013 you're overdue. ...Read more

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Sore, red, blistered, slightly swollen lips with no previous allergies. What could it be?

Sore, red, blistered, slightly swollen lips with no previous allergies. What could it be?

A few possibilities.: It may be an allergy that just developed. It could be over indulgence of citrus fruits, particularly grapefruit. It can be a viral infection (such as herpes simplex i. The best advice I can give you is to see a physician if it persists more than a day or two. ...Read more

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Redness, itchy, & bumps around my mouth? Could it be ffrom hydrocortisone allergy?

Redness, itchy, & bumps around my mouth? Could it be ffrom hydrocortisone allergy?

Perioral dermatitis: Yes, this can be caused by steroids, or it can be caused by other substances, like toothpaste, cosmetics, shave cream, etc. Here's a website by doctors: http://fromyourdoctor. Com/topic. Do? Title=perioral+dermatitis&t=2102 this website is written by patients, not doctors, but it has some good ideas. Check it out and then see your doc if you need more help: http://www. Epinions. Com/content_966500484? ...Read more

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I have flaky skin around mouth. It gets irritated and red. I don't have chapped lips. Tried everything!

I have flaky skin around mouth. It gets irritated and red. I don't have chapped lips. Tried everything!

Dermatitis: This could be perioral dermatitis or sometimes a yeast infection can be present. First line of therapy is to not to irritate it. A topical low-med potency steroid will probably clear it up. May need antifungal if it is determined that this is a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash border of lips. Sometimes covers entire lips and lips swell. Can last weeks or months. Happens with allergy season and weather change.?

Itchy red rash border of lips. Sometimes covers entire lips and lips swell. Can last weeks or months. Happens with allergy season and weather change.?

See allergist: It would be best for you to consult an allergist to find out the cause. The symptoms you described are not common manifestation of allergic diseases but the seasonal pattern plus the itching point to allergy as a potential cause. Thus you need some expert advice. ...Read more

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