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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

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Swelling in lips. Moved to right side of face. Now have a red spot hot spot on right cheek. Was first told infection and then allergy? Opinion?

Swelling in lips. Moved to right side of face. Now have a red spot hot spot on right cheek. Was first told infection and then allergy? Opinion?

See doctor again: Medicine is not an exact size since everyone is unique in his own ways. If things don't go the way one expected, it needs to be reevaluated. See your doctor again since only a direct exam and perhaps some blood tests are needed. ...Read more

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Dry, red skin over upper lip. Crusts over& drys out& flakes. Not a cold sore or impitego. Started out as chapped lips& has been there for 2 months?

Dry, red skin over upper lip. Crusts over& drys out& flakes. Not a cold sore or impitego. Started out as chapped lips& has been there for 2 months?

Get it looked at: You need someone to look at it to diagnose it. How do you know it isn't a cold sore, impetigo, or something else? Answer: have a physician look at it. ...Read more

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Shrimp allergy? Ate some & within minutes my lips were bright red my face red and a rash on cheeks also lips numb. Will it get worse, I rarely eat it?

Shrimp allergy? Ate some & within minutes my lips were bright red my face red and a rash on cheeks also lips numb. Will it get worse, I rarely eat it?

It's possible: It is possible that you could have developed a shrimp allergy later in life, although this is not common. The lip swelling/numbness and face flushing/rash seems to be a give-away, especially immediately after eating it. Of course, you could be responding to any other ingredient in the dish, as well. Take antihistamine now, as it could get worse. (your reaction in the future could worsen as well!). ...Read more

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Chronic dryness on lip and sensitive red line under lip for 4 years. I have tried everything. Vitamins, moisturizers, the red line is resistant to corticosteroid. I don't lick anymore, food allergy?

Chronic dryness on lip and sensitive red line under lip for 4 years. I have tried everything. Vitamins, moisturizers, the red line is resistant to corticosteroid. I don't lick anymore, food allergy?

Yeast?: Yeast is a common offender around the mouth, and if you have used a lot of steroids, and have excessively moist skin around the mouth (such as with lip licking), then yeast will thrive. It's also possible that you have used so many things on the skin that it's chronically irritated. Plain lanolin is probably the best to protect and not irritate. Unlikely to represent food allergy. ...Read more

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Have really bad pollen allergies. Get swollen itchy bumpy red lips, tongue and mouth when I eat random fruits. Could this turn into a severe reaction?

Be cautious: Could just be oral allergy syndrome or might progress, avoid eating those fruits that cause you problems, and better check with an allergist, good luck ...Read more

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I have a breakout of white painful spots with red outlines on my chapped lips, on the back of my throat on my gums and on my tongue. What should I do?

See a doctor: Hard to determine without a clinical exam. Start with your dentist or physician. They may refer you to an ear, nose and throat doctor as well. ...Read more

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I have had a series of small red bumps around outer edges of my lips. Don't turn into pimples. Sometimes whole lip burns and feels swollen. Allergy?

I have had a series of small red bumps around outer edges of my lips. Don't turn into pimples. Sometimes whole lip burns and feels swollen. Allergy?

No: Allergy usually causes itching which you don't have. Have these bumps been present all of your life? The burning and swelling points more to an irritant to which the lip has been exposed. Consider changing toothpaste, mouthwash, or lip preparation etc to see if it helsp. ...Read more

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Suffering from allergy (indian):red rashes, itching eye, swelling (lip, finger);since 1yr taking betesol, atarax, (hydroxyzine) sizon. Nothing is helping out, please advice?

Suffering from allergy (indian):red rashes, itching eye, swelling (lip, finger);since 1yr taking betesol, atarax, (hydroxyzine) sizon. Nothing is helping out, please advice?

Seek out allergist: With all of your symptoms, you need a specialist. An allergist is a doctor specializing in your condition. Please make an appointment today and feel better! ...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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Red and burning in mouth area? Is it food allergies?

Red and burning in mouth area? Is it food allergies?

Relation to food?: Sounds like "oral allergy syndrome." it is an allergic reaction to usually fresh fruits, nuts, & veggies. Most folks have a history of allergic rhinitis-hay fever. It is considered a "true" allergy with the scientific name-ige type 1 mediated response. 60% of sufferers also have a cross reaction between foods and inhalative allergens. Elimination diet followed by food challenge makes the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps under my tongue on the base of the mouth. Allergies have been bad. Are these little bumps cause for concern?

I have little red bumps under my tongue on the base of the mouth. Allergies have been bad. Are these little bumps cause for concern?

Allergies: What are you taking for your " allergies that have been bad"?
the bumps are probably from inflammation but you should see your doctor to rule out any infection. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause a sore red patch on the roof of the mouth?

Allergy symptoms: Seasonal allergies may typically affect the eyes and respiratory mucosa (nasal passages and bronchial tubes). Rarely it may be associated with other dermal or mucosal reactions, such as hives or eczema. It would be unusual for pollen to cause inflammation of the palate. I would think of another cause before considering allergy. ...Read more

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I have a couple painless red bumps on the roof of my mouth. I have allergies so I thought it could be that. But it's been over 24 hours now.

I have a couple painless red bumps on the roof of my mouth. I have allergies so I thought it could be that. But it's been over 24 hours now.

Consult your dentist: I would advise you to have the red bumps on the roof of the mouth examined by the dentist, to find out the source of the bumps to determine what treatment is necessary, if any. ...Read more

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For 5 days, mouth has irritation dark red dots. Mouth itchy for 15 min after eating (anything) discomfort persists afterwards;never had food allergies?

For 5 days, mouth has irritation dark red dots. Mouth itchy for 15 min after eating (anything) discomfort persists afterwards;never had food allergies?

Need doctors exam: There is no way to be certain what is occurring to cause your symptoms. A virus or a reaction to food or medicine or another irritant or allergen could be to blame. You should have a history and exam by a physician. Ent is a reasonable choice. Try to take a duary of what helps and what makes it worse. ...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