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I use Burt's bees lip balm and now I have sore lips it is not a canker sore. If you look at my profile picture you will see them. Please help ?

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Dr. Duane Gels
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Best be seen

In general, given the dry weather after the snowstorm, irritant dermatitis of the lips is common; worsened by lip licking.
Furthermore, lip balms often trigger allergic reactions, exacerbating the condition. Steroids may be needed, but get checked first for virus/cold sore or cheilitis; see primary care/urgent care, or video chat. Can't diagnose here.

In brief: Best be seen

In general, given the dry weather after the snowstorm, irritant dermatitis of the lips is common; worsened by lip licking.
Furthermore, lip balms often trigger allergic reactions, exacerbating the condition. Steroids may be needed, but get checked first for virus/cold sore or cheilitis; see primary care/urgent care, or video chat. Can't diagnose here.
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