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Eumovate Ointment On Lips
I put on whitfield ointment on my lips and developed tiny bumps that won't go away. I've had it for over a year now and it's still there.?
Cysts or comedones: I doubt if it had anything to do with the whitfield's ointment. You either have comedones (plugged oil glands) or milia (tiny epidermal cysts), either of which a dermatologist can easily treat for you. ...Read more
I use neosporin ointment instead of lipbalm when my lips are really chapped and it works. Is this ok to do?
My lips are severely dry and chapped. No ointment I have used is helping. What is the next step? I have used aquaphor, Vaseline, and vaniply
Lip allergy & eczema: 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. Hydrocortisone for 1 wk helps. ...Read more
Angular cheilitis: A cracked corner lip is called angular cheilitis in medicine. There are many factors that can contribute to the development of this condition, including dry skin, salivation irritating the area, skin disorder, nutritional deficiency, fungal or bacterial infection. When not healing despite over-the-counter creams and ointments, it's time for you to see a doctor to address the underlying cause. ...Read more
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Acyclovir Ointment: Only if used at the first sign of cold sore symptoms. ...Read more
My lips got dark in colour I think due to smoking now I quit smoking but lips r still dark what to do any help or creme or ointment plz help?
Mostly time: It is not unusual to see discoloration of the lips in smokers due to decreased oxygen in the those tiny lip blood vessels. The best thing: what you've already done. Quitting smoking! Hopefully a more normal color will return with better oxygenation. Generous water intake, sun block to lips, & maybe lime/lemon may bleach a bit. You also might try putting whitening toothpaste on your lips. ...Read more
In winter I have very dry, flaky n chapped lips. Drink alot, tried oils n balms. Nothing seem to work. Please suggest any ointment for quick recovery?
Lip eczema treatable: Persistent chapped lips may be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream, and 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 her habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can help out. ...Read more
I have hyperpigmentation (darkspot)on middle of lower lip. I used elecon and orregel to remove pigmnen, but noresult. Is there any ointment to remove this?
I have had the corners of my lips cracking and bleeding since 2014. It hurts and it’s embarrassing. I do wear a retainer but I take it out that night. I have tryed a lot of ointments and Chapsticks. I don’t lick my lips cuz it hurts. Help?
Iam female of 22. Day by day my skin around mouth near uper lip and chin are becoming dark in colour. Please help me out by any cream or ointment?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This has to be seen physically to start treatment. ...Read more
Hello, I have a rash + dryness on my lips (mainly top) that the dr prescribed fluocinonide ointment for, but it is not really working, can you help?
Rash on lip: Need to avoid the irritant in order for the treatment to work. Steroid ointment prescribed by your doctor is excellent choice, however if you have the habit of licking your upper lip and hence the rash and continue to do so while applying his prescription---it's not going to work. 2 steps needed-- avoid irritant and apply ointment ...Read more
Iam female of 22 years. My skin around my mouth, under lips, chin and. Upper lips are dark in colour. Please suggest me a ointment or medicene. Help me?
You must: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This is the only way to get the treatment you need. ...Read more
For what reason?: And is the ointment made for intraoral use? Is the wound infected? See your physician if there is a problem with the healing. The infection would not be on the surface, but in the deeper tissues. ...Read more
Got a sun blister on my lip the other day and it looks like it has r opened. What is best ointment to use for fast relief?
Was given Desonide Ointment 0.05% for really chapped lips caused by Claravis. Was wondering how does this work for my lips? Is it a moisturizer?
I'm on isotretinoin. I used a little bit of tetracycline ointment 1% on my lip just once time during isotretinoin course. Is it serious for my health?
No: Although there was no reason to use this on your lips I do not think any damage was done given the minimal absorption. ...Read more
I have vitiligo spots on the two corners of my lip. No had a biopsy done to confirm. Applied cutivate ointment for 6 weeks but no changenext options?
Tacrolimus...: ...Ointment may be helpful, according to some studies (requires prescription). If still no improvement, you should have some blood tests to rule out any internal causes. Vitiligo is very difficult to treat in any case; there may not be an effective treatment in your case. If not, special makeups such as covermark and dermablend are quite effective in concealing it. ...Read more
Female 22 years old fair complexion. I have got a pigmented lips by heridity. Now in 2years pigmentation has increased. Am now using tacrolimus ointment?
Hyperpigmentation: Eliminate dark areas on the lips with a fractional laser treatment. A fractional laser uses tiny pinpoints of light to penetrates both the top and middle layers of the skin to burn away the pigment. While many lasers only eliminate surface hyperpigmentation, this type of laser treatment is effective for people with dermal melasma, a type of melasma that penetrates beyond the top layer of the skin. ...Read more
Zorivax: Yes it should over the first 5 days. Also try lysine, 1500 mg a day x 5 days to promote healing, to prevent cold sores try lysine, 500 mg a day, if you get them often (3 or more times a year). ...Read more
Allergic eczema: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. Check your soap and shampoo and switch. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more
What to do to prevent heel rashes in winter? Also suggest ointment or medicine for dry skin and lips also. Thank u
Aquaphor: Aquaphpr, vaseline, cerave sa lotion or u-lactin creme, for the feet are good. For the lips only use vaseline or aquaphor. Also limit the use of soap. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with staph infection on bottom left lip I've been using the ointment for three days but it looks worst then what it did before meds?
Ointments not right: Ointments for a staph infection? Did a physician recommend such a treatment. Regardless it is not working. You are experiencing treatment failure. Staph can turn dangerous very quickly. Ointments will not treat staph infection. Please get to a competent physician urgently. ...Read more
I have a small wart on my top lip. I've been wondering what ointment to use on it to make it gone that you can get in miami. I also have on my hands?
Wart Removal: For common warts and plantar warts an over the counter wart removal method can remove the wart without a doctor visit. Two popular methods of wart removal are with salicylic acid as in dr. Scholl's clear away, duofilm salicylic acid wart remover and walgreen's wart remover) and with freezing methods using dimethyl ether (as with compound w freeze off and dr. Scholl's freeze away). ...Read more
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