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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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My lower lip is always dry... even thoui peel the skin off. They come back so quickly. Its been a week! M so frustrated. What is the causes it?

My lower lip is always dry... even thoui peel the skin off. They come back so quickly. Its been a week! M so frustrated. What is the causes it?

Lip dryness & eczema: Persistent dry lip 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. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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There's a spot on my lip that's always dry and peeling and I find little cuts inside my lower lip?

There's a spot on my lip that's always dry and peeling and I find little cuts inside my lower lip?

Screen for cancer: Chronic dry peeling appearing lesion with cracked lips may be an early sign of skin cancer from too much sun exposure. Get this checked out by your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm having dry & peeling lips (slightly above d corner of both upper and lower lips) even though I drink a lot of water, use lip balm & take vits.

I'm having dry & peeling lips (slightly above d corner of both upper and lower lips) even though I drink a lot of water, use lip balm & take vits.

Might be lip eczema: Persistent chapped lips might be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone 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 her habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by some foods and juices. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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I have white blisters on my lower lip, never had them before. My lips have been very dry of late so I have been peeling the skin off them lately also.

I have white blisters on my lower lip, never had them before. My lips have been very dry of late so I have been peeling the skin off them lately also.

Infection vs inflamm: Blisters could be there because of an infectious process or inflammatory process. A dermatologist may help clarify the correct diagnosis. A lip biopsy may be necessary. Alternatively it could be related to the reason you have dry lips. ...Read more

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I have white blisters on my lower lip and I have been having really dry lips, so I have been peeling the skin off my lip as well. Any way to cure it?

I have white blisters on my lower lip and I have been having really dry lips, so I have been peeling the skin off my lip as well. Any way to cure it?

Cause???: The cause of this lip issue is very important. Has this happened before and in what severity? I would keep some type of diary noting foods, stress, meds, facial products, toothpaste, etc. Could be an allergy too. I would see your doctor or dentist to ask about what they would suggest. ...Read more

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Peeling skin inside mouth on cheeks and inside of lips both upper and lower. Almost look like blisters, and or dry skin painful lasts about a week?

Peeling skin inside mouth on cheeks and inside of lips both upper and lower. Almost look like blisters, and or dry skin painful lasts about a week?

Depends: There are multiple conditions that may cause your skin to peel inside your mouth. Including infections like hand and mouth disease, drug reactions like stevens johnsons syndrome, immune system disorders like pemphigus go to a doctor for evaluation. They can do labs and biopsy the skin to find out why. ...Read more

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How to. Prevent dry peeling lips?

How to. Prevent dry peeling lips?

Over the Counter: Over the counter remedies are usually sufficient. Part of it is personal preference, but if any of these seem not to improve things in a week perhaps trying a petroleum based product such as vasoline for a week might be helpful. ...Read more

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My lips have been peeling constantly, they are never chapped and it's only on the outside, what causes that?

Lips peeling: I don't have a simple answer but strongly recommend you see your Primary doctor about this.
An alternative is to go to a nearby Pharmacy and they will show you some creams that will help your lips.

My opinion is that you go first to the Pharmacy. ...Read more

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Dry peeling lips for 3 months. No other symptoms and no change to beauty routine. What could it be?

Dry peeling lips for 3 months. No other symptoms and no change to beauty routine. What could it be?

Allergy?: I would write a journal of what you are eating to see if something is irritating the skin and make sure you are using all perfume free items. ...Read more

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What can I use on my dry and peeling lips in pregnancy?

Chap stick, vaseline: Chap stick and vaseline are two good moisturizers for lips. You can also use a lip gloss or lip stick as long as there isn't anything in it that would further dry your lips. ...Read more

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EXTREMELY dry and peeling lips with inflamed red and itchy vermillion border for a month now. Nothing has helped, have to apply balm every 30 min.

EXTREMELY dry and peeling lips with inflamed red and itchy vermillion border for a month now. Nothing has helped, have to apply balm every 30 min.

Meds??: I would look at diet and any meds that you are on first but if nothing is out of the ordinary I would seek help from my local MD/dermatologist to get to the bottom of this issue. No worries.

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I have psoriasis. I do have it under control with over-the-counter methods. However, my lips constantly peel. What over-the-counter treatment can help?

I have psoriasis. I do have it under control with over-the-counter methods. However, my lips constantly peel. What over-the-counter treatment can help?

OTC ointment: I'd suggest using a petroleum jelly based ointment like aquaphor (similar in theory to chapstick). If you aren't getting any relief with otc meds, talk to your dermatologist about using a mild topical steroid - you can also find these otc, but it's good to talk with your doc first before trying steroid treatments on the face or other sensitive areas. ...Read more

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Can peeling your lips on a constant basis be bad for your lips?

Can peeling your lips on a constant basis be bad for your lips?

Recommendation: Peeling your lips constantly definitely not good habits and not good for lips. You have to stop it and use lubricant constantly. ...Read more

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My lower lip is always chapped & peeling for 3yrs now. Lip balm doesn't help either. Help?

See dermatology: There are many causes of chapped/peeling lips. Long-standing dry skin can be due to dehydration or a reaction to an allergen (whether it's a chemical in lip balm or in food). But it's important to make sure with a dermatologist that there isn't an underlying inflammatory disorder or, less likely, a premalignant/malignant condition. In the mean time, use a thicker ointment like vaseline or Aquaphor ...Read more

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When is a mole on your lower lip concerning? I do struggle with extreme peeling of lip but that's been for years. Mole seems new.

When is a mole on your lower lip concerning? I do struggle with extreme peeling of lip but that's been for years. Mole seems new.

Moles: Any mole that is new, changing and irregularly shaped or irregularly colored is concerning for a skin cancer. if you have any doubt, see a doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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Lastnight during rough sex I got a little dry, today I noticed white toilet paper looking skin peeling on my inner lips. What should I do? Help!

Lubricate: Don't panic! I t is just the irritation in the vaginal lips. Use some lubricant such as KY jelly and this should disappear. ...Read more

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Why have my lips (mouth)been dry and tingly for over a month and now they are itchy. This came on suddenly with occasional peeling but no sores.?

Food allergies. See: Your doctor and get this worked up. This isn't normal and will continue as long as you keep eating something new in your diet for the past month that you may be reacting, or allergic to. It's worth exploring. Not unless you have some time of exposure to Herpes Simplex 1 virus that hasn't produced a cold sore yet. Watch stress levels & too much UV sun rays as that can provoke it. Wear UV lip balm. ...Read more

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Have always had dry cracked peeling lips. No chapstick has helped. Last all year round. Been going on for over 20 years now. Cause and treatment?

Dry skin: Several possibilities come to mind, including chronic dry skin that has a genetic component. Medication reactions and vitamin deficiency can cause cracked lips. The most common cause of dry cracked lips is excessive licking and repeated drying of the skin of the lips. ...Read more

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I have bipolar disorder and I am on laponex and abilfy, my lips are constantly drying and peeling terribly what can I do to stop them from peeling?

I have bipolar disorder and I am on laponex and abilfy, my lips are constantly drying and peeling terribly what can I do to stop them from peeling?

Dry lips: emollients: Thank you for your question. Dry lips could possibly be the result of weather changes, your medications and/or another condition. Treatment with effective emollients (i.e. petrolatum, lip balm, etc.) is a good first start, however if it persists, having a thorough examination and evaluation performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnoses and treatment. ...Read more

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I waxed my upper lip and at first it was just red like normal. But now it's dark, very dry, and peeling. How long will it take to heal? What should I do

I waxed my upper lip and at first it was just red like normal. But now it's dark, very dry, and peeling. How long will it take to heal? What should I do

Depends: It depends on how deep the injury is and how dark your skin color is. Skin discoloration/darkening after an injury or inflammatory event can take as short as a week to as long as over a year to resolve. The worse the injury & the darker the skin, the higher the potential for prolonged discoloration. Keeping it protected from the sun and applying an ointment-based moisturizer (e.g. Vaseline) helps. ...Read more

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I peel off part of my dry lip it left an open sore I ate and it began to swell now its turned white like its infected. What can I do to reduce swellin?

See a doctor!: You will need an antibiotic as all open sores are susceptible to infection. In particular, an open sore on any part of your oropharynx (incl. Lips). Plus, you should invest in some lip balm or discuss your chapped lips with a Dermatologist. Do NOT peel your skin! This leads to an infection, which is what you probably have. See a doctor! ...Read more

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Outer lips of vagina are peeling and feel dry. I am sexual active and always use a condom, what is this?

Outer lips of vagina are peeling and feel dry. I am sexual active and always use a condom, what is this?

Perhaps from: hair removal. Removing hair with wax or depilatories can sometimes cause dryness of labia. Use moisturizer. You may wish to stop hair removal for a while to see if that helps too. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My lower lip always peel unless I take my daily vit c tablet. Is there anyway else to prevent. Most lip balms don't work for me?

My lower lip always peel unless I take my daily vit c tablet. Is there anyway else to prevent. Most lip balms don't work for me?

Change?: Why change? Daily vitamin c at a reasonable dosage 500-1000 mg won't hurt you and if effective I would stay on it. ...Read more

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My lips keep getting really dry/ peeling. I sometimes get a white residue. I take 2 medicines gabapentin & glycopyrrolate. Is this a side effect?

Glycopyrrolate: Dry mouth and lips is a known side effect of this medication. Be sure to moisturize your lips with lip balm and use a mouthwash like biotene to help salivary flow ...Read more

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Out of the blue, my lips are so dry that they are swollen, peeling and red beyond the margins of my lips. I have tried every lip treatment.

Out of the blue, my lips are so dry that they are swollen, peeling and red beyond the margins of my lips. I have tried every lip treatment.

Lip dryness & ec: Persistent dry lip 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 her habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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What brand is best for vitamin E since I am on Zenatane (accutane) and lips are dry and peeling. Only on 40mg so what will happen when I'm at 70mg?

What brand is best for vitamin E since I am on Zenatane (accutane) and lips are dry and peeling. Only on 40mg so what will happen when I'm at 70mg?

Nothing useful:
While some topical preparations containting Vit E might be helpful, best source of most vitamins is foods of natural origin, not processed foods & not pills, counter to lots of marketing. To sell processed food waste. See: https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/1398533 https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/1392217
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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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The area around my mouth and lips have been very dry, rough, and peeling a lot. I wear a lot of moisturizer daily, but doesn't help? What could it be?

The area around my mouth and lips have been very dry, rough, and peeling a lot. I wear a lot of moisturizer daily, but doesn't help? What could it be?

Dry mouth: Try a super b complex vitamin. Use ion moisturizer and then drink a lot of wAter. Have your family doctor check you for diabetes although I do not think you have it.
Feel better.
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Scab on top lip no past of cold sores or dry/cracking lips. 2 wks now, keeps scabbing & peeling (not picking) Have tried keeping wet 1wk then dry 1wk?

See your doctor: Since it is persisting for 2 weeks, you should see your doctor to have it evaluated. In the meantime, look for any changes in products you use on lips, toothpaste, facial cleansers to make sure no new ingredients have caused an issue. ...Read more

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Yellow constant flakes on chin, peeling lips. What is this? Been dx'ed with perioral dermatitisd (1), seb derm (2), and eczema (1).

Yellow constant flakes on chin, peeling lips. What is this? Been dx'ed with perioral dermatitisd (1), seb derm (2), and eczema (1).

Contact dermatitis: A dermatitis confined only to the chin and lips suggests possible contact dermatitis. Perioral dermatitis has red papules and eczema and seborrheic dermatitis should have dermatitis in other areas consistent with the diagnosis. I suggest another opinion by a dermatologist if this persists. ...Read more

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I have a terrible purple dry rash under my bottom lip and my nose has been peeling for 4 consecutive years. What kind of lotion do u recommend.

I have a terrible purple dry rash under my bottom lip and my nose has been peeling for 4 consecutive years. What kind of lotion do u recommend.

Rash: You need to see a dermatologist to diagnose the cause of the purple dry rash and the nose peeling. They may need to do a biopsy. Perhaps it is related to the discoid lupus. The appropriate treatment will depend on the diagnosis of the rash. ...Read more

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Will zilactin-l make an undeveloped cold sore look worse, before it makes it better? Cause im not sure if its a cold sore. I was peeling the skin off of my lips and that's what caused the sore. So if its not a cold sore I sure hate to dry it all out and ma

Will zilactin-l make an undeveloped cold sore look worse, before it makes it better? Cause im not sure if its a cold sore. I was peeling the skin off of my lips and that's what caused the sore. So if its not a cold sore I sure hate to dry it all out and ma

No: It won't. Herpes lesions follow a normal course of development and healing. Sometimes the lesion can be subdued, shortened, and suppressed. Zovirax ointment, Valtrex (valacyclovir) loading dose, or laser treatment at very first prodrome can all be successful at this. I have many "usual" recurring patients who come in at first sign and laser treatment does wonders! ...Read more