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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

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Very dry lips for a week white breastfeeding could I be pregnant my period is due after 8 days thanks for your help?

Very dry lips for a week white breastfeeding could I be pregnant my period is due after 8 days thanks for your help?

Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. Dry lips are not a symptom of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Had a baby sep 18 I don't breast feed never tried it. My breast are itchy, flaky dry and peeling and hurt. What is the cause?

Had a baby sep 18 I don't breast feed never tried it. My breast are itchy, flaky dry and peeling and hurt. What is the cause?

? eczema: You need to be seen by your doctor or a dermatologist, most probably eczema and may be the underlying breast tissue is affected too, best wishes ...Read more

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Can I use peeling oil ONLY ON MY KNEES even if im breastfeeding?

Can I use peeling oil ONLY ON MY KNEES even if im breastfeeding?

Peeling oil: Appears to contain a combination of acids that are commonly used in many acne combinations, which are generally considered safe for use during pregnancy and lactation. Be sure to wash your hands well after application to avoid transferring any of the product to your baby. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a glycolic peel while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to have a glycolic peel while breastfeeding?

Yes: It is okay to have a chemical peel to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin and breast feed. This would include the Alpha and beta hydroxy peels. ...Read more

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Why is it not safe to use green peeling oil and bleach your underarm when you are breastfeeding? What can be the effect on the child? Thanks!

Why is it not safe to use green peeling oil and bleach your underarm when you are breastfeeding? What can be the effect on the child? Thanks!

Green peeling oil: The peeling oil and bleach are whitening agents that ca cause damage to the underlying skin the skin can get red and blistery making it difficult for the baby to nurse. Also the agents are toxic for the baby if ingested. ...Read more

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When I first started breastfeeding, my nipples were peeling and some got on my baby tongue. He is 3 weeks old now. How can I get it off his tongue?

When I first started breastfeeding, my nipples were peeling and some got on my baby tongue. He is 3 weeks old now. How can I get it off his tongue?

Epithelial cells: Your epithelial (skin) cells will not hurt the baby's tongue. However, make sure that you do not have a developing breast infection which will cause nipples to crack and peel by seeing a md. ...Read more

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It does affect to the baby if I use peeling oil on my legs only because im breastfeeding?

It does affect to the baby if I use peeling oil on my legs only because im breastfeeding?

General rules in BF: Only meds that enter your blood in some quantity can affect the milk. Topical meds/lotions/oils do not. Of the meds you ingest, some will enter the milk and some not, each must be assessed individually. ...Read more

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I have dark discoloration under my breasts. No itching, peeling, or pain. I have small breasts and I am breastfeeding have been for almost 2 years.

I have dark discoloration under my breasts. No itching, peeling, or pain. I have small breasts and I am breastfeeding have been for almost 2 years.

Melasma: Melasma on the chest is not as frequent as in the face. The patches are usually symmetric and may have a "moth-eaten" appearance to their borders. Melasma due to pregnancy usually regresses within a year after delivery; however, areas of hyperpigmentation may never completely resolve. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a facial with retinol products including a chemical peel while breastfeeding? Will it affect the breastmilk?

Is it safe to get a facial with retinol products including a chemical peel while breastfeeding? Will it affect the breastmilk?

Should not: Based on the products used, your aesthetician should be able to give you the final word. All the best. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding for 3mos now and my left breast particularly the areola- is peeling and somewhat itchy. What could it be?

I am breastfeeding for 3mos now and my left breast particularly the areola- is peeling and somewhat itchy. What could it be?

Cracked nipple: Your nipple is probably irritated from Breast feeding. Youight want to apply a lotion, called lanolin lotion to help preventing cycling and bleeding from the nipple ...Read more

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Spot on dry lips peels every other day, corners have pinkish in wrinkles now an itchy bump. Unseeable bumps in roof of mouth come and go.

Spot on dry lips peels every other day, corners have pinkish in wrinkles now an itchy bump. Unseeable bumps in roof of mouth come and go.

Consult: This requires a one on one clinical exam by a dentist for evaluation and treatment (if necessary). Please schedule an appointment. ...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 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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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.

Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. Http://htap. Us/28qexs ...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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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.?

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'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 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

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Painful Cracks At The Corners Of Mouth (Definition)

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