Doctor insights on:
Cheilitis: I need to see pictures to make diagnosis. Cheilitis can be caused by vitamin deficiency or candidiasis. Vitamin B deficiency is a common cause. Vitamin B can be found in beans, yeast, etc. if fungal, you need treatment, plus it's better to take multivitamins for possible vitamin B deficiency. Topical Nystatin or clotrimazole are helpful in fungal cheilitis. ...Read more
I have exfoliative cheilitis.how to cure this ?.how will u differentiate between actinic and exfoliative ?.my case is it started with lower lip and th
The management of: ..this condition may depend upon the underlying cause. Poor oral hygiene, allergies, vitamin deficiencies, a weakened immune system, long term antibiotic use & yeast (thrush) can contribute to it. By contrast, actinic cheilitis is a result of long term exposure to sunlight. If there's a specific cause of exfoliative cheilitis, this must be treated. If not, it can only be managed symptomatically. ...Read more
How to cure exfoliative cheilitis?,have this for 8 years now,also because of this fordyce spots appearing in my lips & spreading parts of my face,why?
See below: Exfoliative cheilitis(EC) is made worse by: lip licking. Try to avoid this. Anxiety and depression both may cause or worsen EC. *Thyroid dysfunction can cause EC>>check thyroid blood test. Do not use petrolatum-based lip balms until an infection with Candida is ruled out>>fungal culture. Avoid medicated lip preparations and toothpaste with strong flavoring. Go to http://bit.ly/1pgW3B4 ...Read more
My lips look like they have exfoliative cheilitis but I think I got it from kissing a girl- can it be contagious?
Unlikely: Cheilitis can have infectious causes such as candida (usually at the corners) and strep, but candida usually affects those with compromised immune systems (such as people with diabetes, hiv, or taking chemotherapy), and strep usually is a secondary infection if there is broken or irritated skin. I believe that the chances of developing cheilitis from kissing is low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My lips suffer from a condition called exfoliative cheilitis. Is there anything that i can put on my lips to stop my lips from peeling permanently?
exfoliative cheiliti: Unless a predisposing or associated condition can be identified and treated, exfoliative cheilitis is typically resistant to treatment. Unsuccessful use of keratolytic lip balms, sunscreen, antifungal creams, topical ; systemic steroids, antibiotics, and cryotherapy have been described. There has been one report each of the successful use of topical tacrolimus and calendula officinalis ointment 10%. ...Read more
Are exfoliative cheilitis and dry skin, indicates dendritic cell death on people with HIV infection? Are the two of those were HIV symptoms?
No: Hiv infects the t-helper cells and leads to their depletion. It does not affect the dendritic cells. Cheilitis or linear ulcers at corner of lips has a lot of causes including zinc deficiency and not necessarily indicative of hiv. Neither is dry skin. It's no more common in persons with HIV than the next person. ...Read more
Peeling lips: There are several reasons to have peeling lips. Irritation or allergy from lip balms or lipstick is common. Avoid these products until resolved. 1% Hydrocortisone ointment two to four times daily often works within 7 to 10 days. If not, seek medical attention. Precancerous and cancers can cause localized scaling. ...Read more
What are symptoms of exfoliative chelitis?(im seeing a doctor tommorow to evaluate my lips)can over lips exfoliation cause this?
Yes: You should never exfoliate your lips the skin is too thin and there are not enough sebaceous glands to tolerate this. ...Read more
I've had exfoliative cheilits on my lower lip for 8 years. It gets worse every year. And, is taking over my lower lip. Topical steroids haven'tcuredme?
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Exfoliative cheilitis treatment
- Exfoliative keratolysis treatment
- Cheilitis granulomatosa
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Actinic cheilitis
- Is cheilitis a symptom of oral thrush?
- Cheilitis causes and symptoms
- Angular cheilitis natural remedy
- Talk to a dermatologist online