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How do I get rid of dry flaky skin on my upper lip from waxing?

How do I get rid of dry flaky skin on my upper lip from waxing?

Dry skin upper lip: You are likely experiencing a short period of reactive dermatitis (inflammation) after the waxing treatment. It should respond to topical treatment of over-the-counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream at night, with aloe or moisturizer during the day. If it persists, have your dermatologist examine you. Www. Hovecenter. Com. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Dry, flaky skin on the outer skin of lips all the time. Why does this happen?

Dry, flaky skin on the outer skin of lips all the time. Why does this happen?

Dry flaky lips: See an allergist or dermatologist to see if it is related to something you contact. Many cases we don't know. Burt's beewax lip balm contains over 95% natural organic materials, which is extremely important for lips with our conditions.

Read more: skin forum - what can cause dry flaky lips that peel -? http://ehealthforum. Com/health/topic110235.html#ixzz2jxo3nuim. ...Read more

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Hello, what is it mean with dry flaky skin around lips mean? Flaky skin around lips.

Hello, what is it mean with dry flaky skin around lips mean? Flaky skin around lips.

Doctor can examine: Persistent chapped or damaged lips may be 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. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had skin on my neck that had pus, like the skin from acne or dry lips. Flaky skin?

What do you advise if I had skin on my neck that had pus, like the skin from acne or dry lips. Flaky skin?

See your PCP: Some conditions like flaky skin also may require further assessment; tests and your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your PCP first. ...Read more

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I have dry, cracked, black, and flaky skin around my lips. I was wondering what cream can get rid of the blackness and the cracking-ness.

I have dry, cracked, black, and flaky skin around my lips. I was wondering what cream can get rid of the blackness and the cracking-ness.

Inflamed Lips: Lips may be inflamed, cheilitis, because of an allergy, toxin, medication or injury.
Eczematous cheilitis,
allergic contact cheilitis,
pigmented contact cheilitis,
cheilitis in musicians,
contact reactions to lipsticks and other lipcare products,
irritant contact dermatitis,
allergic contact dermatitis,
smoking and its effects on the skin,
sunburn,
medications,
denture stomatitis. ...Read more

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I have small patches of dry flaky skin on my head, what is it?

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I have small patches of dry flaky skin on my head, what is it?

Seborrhea: Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory rash along the scalp, secondary to a yeast. The rash can have a spectrum from mild dandruff, to severe red itchy plaques. Treatments can consist of over the counter shampoos that contain zinc pyrithione or selenium sulfide. There are prescription shampoos that can treat the yeast or the inflammation. ...Read more

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Hi, I have dry flaky skin around my mouth what should I do?

Flaky skin treatment: Flaky skin around the mouth could represent a number of conditions. There could commonly be a mild inflammatory process such as dermatitis that responds to an over the counter hydrocortisone cream. You may also have some yeast colonization as a possibility. Finally make sure you are getting adequate b vitamins and zinc in your diet. ...Read more

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Why do I have dry, flaky skin around the corners of my mouth?

Why do I have dry, flaky skin around the corners of my mouth?

Yeast and drool: This is a common problem. It is referred to as perleche. Try brushing the top of your tongue when you brush your teeth. Also wash out any saliva that accumulates over night first thing in the morning. Go to the pharmacy and buy lotrimin (clotrimazole) and Hydrocortisone 1 percent ointment and apply one right on top of the other twice daily for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How would I get rid of extreme dry flaky skin around my mouth?

How would I get rid of extreme dry flaky skin around my mouth?

Depends...: It all depends on what is causing it. It might be related to dry skin or dermatitis so I would recommend to try a chap stick which you can get over the counter in many pharmacies. If not better with that it might be related to a skin condition that may require other type of treatment so you would need to see your provider in order to have something prescribed. ...Read more

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Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Penile dermatitis: There are too many possibilities to make an educated guess. Most genital rashes are not STDs, and this doesn't sound like one. Best to see a doctor sooner rather than later. Start with your personal physician, or perhaps a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 13 month old has very dry red flaky skin around his mouth and nose. I have tried baby oil baby lotion. But nothing helps. What do I do?

My 13 month old has very dry red flaky skin around his mouth and nose. I have tried baby oil baby lotion. But nothing helps. What do I do?

Lotions and meds: Try aquaphor lotion. There are many other lotions over the counter that can help like johnson's creamy baby oil, cetaphil, arbonne's abc lotion, etc. Your baby may have eczema. See your primary care doc if it doesn't go away. There are some prescriptions as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the flaky skin under my lips?

How can I get rid of the flaky skin under my lips?

Cerave, hydrocortiso: Cerave will work. If inflammed may use hydro rationed short term. This amy represent sensitivity to toothpaste or saliva. Change toothpaste to sensodyne and see if it makes a difference. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the flaky skin of my lips? I'm a smoker.

I'll bet...: ...You can guess what I'm going to say: stop smoking! If you continue, dry lips will be the very least of your worries. If you quit, your lips and the entire rest of your body will feel immeasurably better. I know that from personal experience. Do yourself a huge favor. There are plenty of organizations that can help you quit, and your doctor can help too. ...Read more

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Red dry skin on my eyebrow and upper lip?

Red dry skin on my eyebrow and upper lip?

See a Dermatologist: Lesions and eyes and around mouth can be due to compulsive and excessive use of soap or cleaning the face, eczematous dermatitis, and occasionally infectious dermatitis.
If only contact dermatitis or eczema can be treated with anti-inflammatory creams but if you have papules or pustules with it may need anti-biotic. Must see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a patch of small painless bumps on my upper lip. They just feel like dry skin and are barely visible. They appear frequently, what are they?

Pattern?: Please keep a log book to see if there is relation to certain type of food intake or use of toothpaste, mouthwash or lipstick/chapstick that is associated with the appearance of the bumps. ...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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Swollen red lips and skin around mouth for weeks not improving getting worse. Looks Rae and burnt with flaky skin?

Swollen red lips and skin around mouth for weeks not improving getting worse. Looks Rae and burnt with flaky skin?

Doctor can examine: Persistent chapped or damaged lips may be 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. ...Read more

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Have red, dry skin above upper lip that comes and goes. Looks like kool-aid stain. Haven't changed anything or used any new product. What could this b?

Have red, dry skin above upper lip that comes and goes. Looks like kool-aid stain. Haven't changed anything or used any new product. What could this b?

Worth a look: It's worth looking at and depending on the length of time this has been going on and if it's worsening, possibly taking a small biopsy. ...Read more

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Red skin & dry chaffing around upper lip area. Cant shave moustache?

Red skin & dry chaffing around upper lip area. Cant shave moustache?

Rash in moustache: Seborrheic dermatitis is common in the moustache/beard area as well as scalp, central face, chest and back. Washing the area gently with a dandruff shampoo may help. If this does not help or if there are open sores or pustules, please see your dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Which std can cause lips to be chapped and dry gray and then upper Lip get a little dark like the skin wants to peel off?

No STD: No STD is a likely cause of these symptoms. The only remote possibility might be syphilis, which can cause a wide variety of skin problems, which might on rare occasions affect the lips. But even this seems extremely unlikely. You and your doctor need to look into non-STD explanations for this. ...Read more

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What are some common allergens that trigger contact dermatitis around the mouth and lips? Goes away with baking soda. It appears like flaky skin.

What are some common allergens that trigger contact dermatitis around the mouth and lips? Goes away with baking soda. It appears like flaky skin.

Perioral flaking: Not all skin flaking is due to contact dermatitis. Conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis & "ringworm" have flaky skin. A dermatologist can better determine a cause by examining the area as well as the flakes to r/o fungus, etc. & provide treatment. ...Read more

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My skin on my face gets severely dry, red, & flakey, esp on my chin, under my eyebrows, & above upper lip. Any suggestions, besides aveeno (oatmeal) & aquaphor?

My skin on my face gets severely dry, red, & flakey, esp on my chin, under my eyebrows, & above upper lip. Any suggestions, besides aveeno (oatmeal) & aquaphor?

Dermatitis: It sounds like you have a condition called seborrhic dermatitis. It is caused by over active skin oil, glands in the areas you describe. Infrequent use of a cortisone cream your doctor can prescribed is the best way to keep it under control. Cortisone should not be used for more than a week or so at a time on the face. Consult with your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...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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The tip of my penis is red and sometimes it gets flaky skin around the lips and my lymph gland on the right in my thigh are swollen what could this be?

Go to your doctor: Go see your doctor for an appropriate physical exam and history. He may run some tests as well. That is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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I have dry red skin on my upper lip and around my mouth. I work in the sun but sunscreen and lotion seem to burn. I've had it for 3 weeks, what is it?

I have dry red skin on my upper lip and around my mouth. I work in the sun but sunscreen and lotion seem to burn. I've had it for 3 weeks, what is it?

Infection: We all touch our face and mouth thousands of times a day. If this hasn't changed with lotion, lip balm, etc, the it is likely an infection. A yeast infection may cause white patches at the corners of your mouth. Bacteria stays red, burns, spreads, and can ooze pus. I recommend that you start with Bacitracin ointment three times a day. If still not better, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Flaky Skin (Definition)

Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Flaky skin can break off in thin, ...Read more