Last year around this same time, I went to my family doctor and he said I had Emphitigo (i dont think i spelled it right) and at that time, my lips
werent red on the surrounding areas, they were cracked
and turning orange, along with a dark brown crust forming on the right side
. He prescribe amoxicillian and some ointment, after about 2 weeks my lips
looked completely normal, I didnt use any chapstick at this time. After I went through the cycle he said I would no longer need it. He was wrong.