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My lady's area is a bit itchy (as in the inside lips etc) and has some sort of white stuff all inside. What could it be?
Yeast infection?: It is a good time to see a family or gyn doctor to make sure you are otherwise doing well. No need to suffer. Go get check up. ...Read more
Chapped lips: also called cheilitis is a common, treatable and preventable condition. Stay hydrated, apply lubricant, do not lick your lips and use your nose for breathing. No other treatment is necessary. If you are concerned, always ask your PCP. ...Read more
Consider allergy?: Perhaps there can be some type of allergy? My suggestion would be to keep a food diary of everything you eat along with how you feel after those meals. See if there is a correlation with nectarines and your symptoms. You may find it could be something else you are eating as well! ...Read more
The corners of my lips are very dry and itchy, and around my lips it is dry and itchy, I don't know what is causing this?
See Your Doctor: 17 yr old with "dry & itchy around lips". Your symptoms can be caused by prolonged moisture from saliva around the lips such as would occur with excessive lip-licking. The chronic wetness can break down the skin causing redness, inflammation, & itching. However there are chronic inflammatory conditions that can present with these symptoms, require medications & further investigation. See your Doc ...Read more
My lips turned from its natural tone ... Light brownish pink to black after feeling itchy and tingly.What's the cause and how do I get it back natural?
Allergies, smoking..: Lips can turn darker due to smoking, dehydration, allergic reaction to makeup or sun exposure. It is best to not smoke but if you must, first apply petroleum jelly. Discontinue you lipstick and make up for 48 hours to see if color returns. Make sure to drink at least 48-64 oz of water a day - more if you drink a lot of caffeine. Always apply sunscreen to lips. If no improvement, see you doctor. ...Read more
Rritated, itchy , dry, puffy, swollen, lips, what do you suggest putting on them to help them heal?
Could be a cold sore: "cold sores" are usually caused by the herpes simplex type 1 virus. They respond to antiviral medications. If it's not healing, then an office visit may be worthwhile. More concerning, though, is that a basal cell skin cancer can have a similar appearance, particularly if the lesion is not healing and doesn't respond to treatment after some time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bag Balm: Bag balm is an old vermont formulation that was originally made for cow udders. (yes, cow udders - that's the "bag" part.) it comes in a little square green 1-ounce tin; some drug stores carry it, and i think you can get it online. Nothing works better on chapped lips, in my experience. Good for really dry hands and feet, too. (no financial interest.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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