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What would you recommend for extremely dry, cracked lips with a red ring around the mouth. Been this way for 6 months and used doxycycline and elidel (pimecrolimus).

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Lip dryness

First you need to stop using all topical stuff on your lips, such as lip balm, lipstick, etc.
It can be a contact dermatitis. I would only use vaseline and Elidel (pimecrolimus) twice a day. Do you have skin rashes anywhere else? If so, seek the opinion of an allergist to find out the cause of your problem.

In brief: Lip dryness

First you need to stop using all topical stuff on your lips, such as lip balm, lipstick, etc.
It can be a contact dermatitis. I would only use vaseline and Elidel (pimecrolimus) twice a day. Do you have skin rashes anywhere else? If so, seek the opinion of an allergist to find out the cause of your problem.
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