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What could be causing my skin and lips to taste gross?

What could be causing my skin and lips to taste gross?

Medications: Are u on any meds they can change taste - smoker, alcohol, and allergies can also cause this. If u have sinus infection it might be contributing. ...Read more

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Dry, flaky skin on the outer skin of lips all the time. Why does this happen?

Dry, flaky skin on the outer skin of lips all the time. Why does this happen?

Dry flaky lips: See an allergist or dermatologist to see if it is related to something you contact. Many cases we don't know. Burt's beewax lip balm contains over 95% natural organic materials, which is extremely important for lips with our conditions.

Read more: skin forum - what can cause dry flaky lips that peel -? http://ehealthforum. Com/health/topic110235.html#ixzz2jxo3nuim. ...Read more

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Hello, what is it mean with dry flaky skin around lips mean? Flaky skin around lips.

Hello, what is it mean with dry flaky skin around lips mean? Flaky skin around lips.

Doctor can examine: Persistent chapped or damaged lips 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. ...Read more

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What causes scab like skin on lips?

What causes scab like skin on lips?

Cold sores: Generally it is a cold sore, although people can have dry lips that crack and scab over and I would recommend some kind of lip balm or chapstick to moisten the lips! ...Read more

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What kind of perscribed medicine can cause skin and lip dryness?

What kind of perscribed medicine can cause skin and lip dryness?

What are you taking?: All different medications have different side effects. I would have to know what medications you were on to check there side effects. The medication should have a list of possible side effects. If they do not you can call the doctor that prescribed them to you and they can tell you. ...Read more

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For days my skin glows, lips are red, face looks healthy. Then skin becomes dull, lips darker and face looks emaciated for a few days. Cycle repeats.

For days my skin glows, lips are red, face looks healthy. Then skin becomes dull, lips darker and face looks emaciated for a few days. Cycle repeats.

Dermatologist: You need an objective eye to see what you are describing to work on a treatment for your skin and body. Nutrition is a big part of good skin, but science, specifically dermatology, can work wonders with what your DNA has given you for life. Genetics is what we're born with, but if this is not a systemic illness, a dermatologist could help. I suggest you see a GP when your skin is dull, to start ...Read more

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How to stop peeling dead skin off lips?

? topical: May be due to dryness, so a good cream may help. May be due to allergies (mouth breathing/snoring) antihistamines may help that. Avoid irritants -, esp bright/white toothpastes. ...Read more

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5 months old baby fontanelle slightly sunk. No dry skin or lips. Should I be worried?

5 months old baby fontanelle slightly sunk. No dry skin or lips. Should I be worried?

Probably not but...: Likely no worry as long as the baby is drinking well and making wet diapers (at least one every 8 hours). But if any other concerns, then please get baby checked. ...Read more

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Any ways to remove pigmented skin on lips? Its on my lower lips. A small dark dot and so obvious.

Any ways to remove pigmented skin on lips? Its on my lower lips. A small dark dot and so obvious.

Lips: Any pigmented or dark spot should be evaluated by a dermatologist to rule out skin cancer (melanoma for instance). A dark spot could represent a simple freckle or an abnormal mole for example. At times a simple biopsy is recommended to remove the spot and allow for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dry skin around lips. Also dry fingers. What are best OTC products for lips, for skin? Or, what ingredients should I look for?

Dry Skin: Moisturizers provide a seal over your skin to keep water from escaping. Thicker moisturizers work best, such as over-the-counter brands eucerin and cetaphil. Aveeno (oatmeal) lip conditioner essential moisture spf 15 and blistex lip infusion spf 15 for dry lips. Don't lick your lips and try to moisturize your hands right after a shower. ...Read more

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I've been using accutane for a while (almost 150 tablets) Now I'm experiencing dry and sensitive skin (also lips)could I stop taking it for like a month?

Need details: Dry skin, especially LIPS, is normal with this med and shows it is working. How many pills a day? How long on it so far???? Acne gone? For most people it is given at 2 a day for 20 weeks. Prescribing Dr must guide you through the side effects. Avoid multivitamin pills. Get your nutrition from food. Vit A in pills (not food) makes the side effects worse. Stop if severe headache. Avoid pregnancy. ...Read more

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I was partying last night and tried snus. Now my lip is painful and red and the skin of lip look weird. Is these changes permanent or dangerous.

I was partying last night and tried snus. Now my lip is painful and red and the skin of lip look weird. Is these changes permanent or dangerous.

No: This is an irritant reaction that will resolve in a day or two. Not recommended to continue as snus increases risk of mouth cancer. ...Read more

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My lips have been very dry the last few days and now my bottom lip is swollen where the skin and lip meets not sure if there related. Any ideas?

Licking lips swellin: Licking dry lips constantly causes bruising your lower lip. Other causes: allergic reaction to foods, makeup etc. herpes sores of lips causes swelling with pain. Skin disease can cause lip swelling (chielitis) sun burn, changes in temperature & Vitamin B deficiency Apply cold compress, / apply thick paste of baking soda/ aloe Vera/ Vit E oil / use antibiotic ointment if infected. Avoid lip balm ...Read more

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Used gloves touched bare skin and lips when pulled pants up not sure if body fluids on gloves, slight cuts on skin licked lips HIV or hepatitis risk?

Used gloves touched bare skin and lips when pulled pants up not sure if body fluids on gloves, slight cuts on skin licked lips HIV or hepatitis risk?

Wimpy Virus: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many things to stay active and need living cells to reproduce and survive. Unless there was gross blood, mucous or some other organic substance on that glove and it got into a cut, your mouth, vagina or anus, the odds are very unlikely. ...Read more

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How to take care of nails, hair, skin and lips in winter season (India)?

How to take care of nails, hair, skin and lips in winter season (India)?

Use hydrating cream: Cold weather tend to dry up the skin. Hydrating lotions, oil or body butter will help right after shower when body is still damp ...Read more

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Vaginal fluid touched lip, does the skin on lips protect against std?

No: Skin does not protect against STD. You can also get STD from the lesions themselves such as herpes. ...Read more

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I have dry skin, chapped lips, fatigue, and nausea. What causes these symptoms?

Many reasons.: If its of new onset, most possible could be a viral infection, but without seeing you and doing a proper evaluation, its hard to give you all the reasons. ...Read more

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What to do to prevent heel rashes in winter? Also suggest ointment or medicine for dry skin and lips also. Thank u

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

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Genetically sensitive skin, vagina lips/anus gets raw if I wipe w/ tissue too many times, anything to help? Like switiching to unscented baby wipes..

Genetically sensitive skin, vagina lips/anus gets raw if I wipe w/ tissue too many times, anything to help? Like switiching to unscented baby wipes..

Baby wipes:: As a baby doctor I often advise people to stop wiping baby bottoms with baby wipes. Gentle soft tissue wiping is best, possibly with a topical cream as well at your doctor's discretion. ...Read more

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I have been having pale, if not clear urine. I have cut back my water and having more sports drinks with little success. Have dry skin, chapped lips.

I have been having pale, if not clear urine. I have cut back my water and having more sports drinks with little success. Have dry skin, chapped lips.

Are you taking: A diuretic, or drinking alcohol or excessive caffeine? This can cause clear and frequent urination. If not, clear urine is a sign of being well hydrated. I would not alter your fluid intake based on having very slightly yellow urine. If your urine was very dark, that’s often an indication to drink more fluids, but the reverse situation you describe requires no change in consumption. ...Read more

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Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Not usually: No, this could be an indication of another problem such as dehydration or autoimmune disease. More information is needed to make a better diagnosis, but not typically associated with fungal infections like jock itch or toenail fungus. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My lips were already chapped. Got hard ball under skin on lip. Tender to touch. Not blister. No fluid. Tried to pick it. Now it stings.?

Mucocele: Sounds like you have a mucocele. This is a collection of fluid in the lip. It should resolve within a few weeks. Keep an emollient on your lips - this will help with the discomfort.

And try to avoid biting/messing with it - that will just irritate it. ...Read more

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2yr old dry skin above lip and top lip irritated and or dry. Regular cetaphyl atopic stings. Is it ok to put vaseline?  it's red, irritated. Other?

2yr old dry skin above lip and top lip irritated and or dry. Regular cetaphyl atopic stings. Is it ok to put vaseline?  it's red, irritated. Other?

Vaseline is ok: Persistent dry or chapped lips is lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream plus vaseline or aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lip sunscreen chemicals can cause 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, juices, & saliva. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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Blue vein showing across the lip. BP, blood test, heart n lung examination-all fine. Could it be that skin on lips is getting thin as part of aging? 60yrs

Blue vein showing across the lip. BP, blood test, heart n lung examination-all fine. Could it be that skin on lips is getting thin as part of aging? 60yrs

Possible: "Spider veins" are common as we age, and some times different people are more susceptible to getting these little veins that pop up and are more unsightly than anything else. Consider seeing a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can treat the problem (sometimes with hypertonic saline or a laser procedure), but it is considered cosmetic and will be costly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What skin issue causes lips to darken?

Need exam: It is difficult to determine without seeing the discoloration. I recommend seeing a dermatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more