Cracked lips that don't heal

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Avatar n tn She did say <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> it is thought <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> it can sometimes be brought on by too much lip balm. I will say my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s are _better_ without putting anything on them, but they don't seem to be improving much, and we've had 60-100% humidity here in Boston lately. I'm interested to read the above posts saying that stress can be a cause as well.
Avatar n tn I have the same problem! Dry, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>crack</span>ed skin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> I have to peel off of my upper eyelids. It comes in waves. It might be bad for a week and go away for a month, or vice versa. It seems to be worse when the weather is hot or dry, but sometimes that makes no difference. And sometimes it cracks so badly it bleeds, like chapped lips. I went to my doctor and he said that I had a "skin condition." I'd never wanted to beat someone so badly.
Avatar f tn However, after stopping using the cream, my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s were <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>crack</span>ed and dry and tingling. I tried different lip balms, such as Carmex and Burt's Bee, to heal them, but then the burning and itchiness came back! I then start taking lypsine and applying the zovirax cream. They seemed to be working and now I don't feel the burning and itchy sense,just occasional tingle, but my lips are very very dry and cracked. Should I use the lip balms again?
Avatar n tn in the mean time, you need to regularly put on some kind of cream to keep it moist - I use vasaline - patrolium jelly. Don't know if you have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> where you are, but ask pharmasist for something similar - if you can keep it moist, it won't crack in the mornings and will be able to heal. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I've been using Abreva and lip balm together, to keep my lips moist. Possible cold sores? Just dry <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s? Would Abreva help to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heal</span> sore <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s in general, or just cold sores? What else could these sores and circular dry patches be, besides cold sores? V. confused. Will be quite sad if they are cold sores. Thanks.
Avatar m tn I went and got my prescription and they told me to just get the real yeast infection medicine… well I felt kind of strange putting it on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s but I did. So the next day, I woke up and saw <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s had broken out into a kind of red rash. (actually it was the yeast trying to escape my mouth…aka causing the rash.) So later I went to another doctor and he wasn’t really sure about it so he prescribed me an antibiotic called Sumycin. With insurance it was still $28.
Avatar f tn Two or three years ago, I started developing sores <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> somewhat appear to be cold sores, but don't really run the course of what I know of cold sores. I never had cold sores before in my life, but, one of my sons suffers horribly with them, so, I was familiar with the what they're like.
Avatar n tn Our saliva contains enzymes which are protein substances <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> may irritate the lining of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s unlike the skin has a thinner outer layer and may easily be irritated. in your case, refrain from the habit of frequently licking the lips. A consult with a dermatologist may be able to help. A fungal infection may also be an underlying cause. However let me clarify, is the peeling only associated with the lips and does not involve the corners of the mouth?
Avatar n tn Then later after 4 months, I started noticing this peculiar problem with my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s. Although the doctors say <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> these two are not related, something makes me feel <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> the problem with my lips could have been triggered by Herpes Zoaster(because when I search the internet for diseases related to lips, in some links I find a mention of Herpes). I just hope that someone finds a cure for this.
Avatar m tn Flared up all of a sudden accompanied with dry and chipping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s. No, I don't lick my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s neither do I smoke nor drink nor did anything different or ate anything different that would have caused this. It came out of the blue! I was given a cream which I applied and which helped get rid of the pink ring (inflammation). But, I applied the cream just once a day at night. However, the moment I stopped applying the cream, the redness returns within days.
Avatar n tn I recently have experienced the same symptoms of the weeping, yellow crust on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s. It started with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>crack</span>ed, chapped <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s, and applied Blistex to help <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heal</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s. Only my lips did not heal. They started appearing swollen, with reddness on inner lips, yellow crust on tops of lips, no pain but about as uncomfortable as a badly chapped lip. On the 4th day I went to go see a doctor; he diagnosed me with a condtion called Impetigo which is a bacterial infection that is very contagious.
Avatar n tn My mother-in-law uses them for cold sores, she says the L-lysine helps dry them out faster), idk if <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> helped my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heal</span> faster, or whatever it was just out ran its course though.
Avatar n tn I have been sufferiing now for 2 yrs, my lip swells , tongue does 2 .I get it in the day or night , i know what I think it is but all my allergist say is that I test neg. to everything , now do you believe that? I have been very allergic to steer, cows , the animal ,( not the meat ) & they gave me a series of shots that was yrs.
Avatar n tn They can not be noticed as much, but they are there. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s feel dry and sometimes they hurt me. I don't know how I can do something to remove them or heal the area. Does someone know something about it? This discussion is related to <a href=''>tiny white dots on my lips</a>.
408312 tn?1202062473 I'm in my 40s and started having swollen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s around May 2012 followed by chapped and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>crack</span>ed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s. All I could do was apply petroleum jelly. When it got bad I used Hydrocortisone Butarate and that helped. This went on for 6 months with the only relief being the 3 weeks we were on vacation and camping most of the time (not a lot of fancy cooking). in Nov 2012, I developed small blisters around the perimeter of my mouth that popped then crusted.
1353650 tn?1429466974 I am 48 at 165lbs. (lost 20) 5 '4'' I have had a long journey battling illness and I can say <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> candida has always been the cause. I was given many rounds of antibiotics for chronic bladder infections as a 5 year old. With in five years of this I became fatigued, and obese by the age of 10. From this point on my health was always a problem for my parents.
Avatar f tn This has happened to me before, and also happened to my brother at the same time. Beginning on my top lip with a kind of fuzzy feeling of dryness, within a couple of days my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s were red, cracking, itchy, and when examined closely in a mirror, covered in tiny white pinpricks. Not quite bumps but texturally different. It was painful to eat or even open my mouth.
Avatar n tn Other symptoms develop years later, so it is very important <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> you find out just what it is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> is causing your symptoms. Don't be too quick to brush it off as nothing, Behcet's disease affects people of every age and every race. It is important you see a doctor who know's enough to help you. Ask them about Behcet's Syndrome, if they don't know enough to tell you, they won't be able to tell you if you have it or not.
Avatar n tn Anyway, the confusing thing is that it felt similar to herpes, but wasn't like the herpes usually get (big blisters which crust over and eventually <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heal</span>). There were sores, but they were flat with clear stuff <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> would ooze out if the skin cracked, and the skin was cracking as well. I had my first outbreak of this when I was pregnant (for the first time) last year (2008) and had another episode just after baby was born and more since. One doc at the time said eczma and another said herpes.
Avatar f tn 8 very I'll untreated infection in my bone and broken teeth I can barely see I'm in a scary delirium I can barely function to write or see this I been untreated for a serious bone infection top and bottom teeth broken exposed I done have insurance I've been waiting a year or so for a church to help me I'm bed ridden my head hurt my bone teeth ringing in ears and head blurred triple vision I'm so weak I can't get up I'm using my cell phone text to reach out for help I can't see hardly I'm confuse
Avatar f tn I'm not sure the other out of range parameters are out far enough to be significant unless you're taking medications or have other conditions <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> would make them so. They don't relate to thyroid. I agree <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> the way your T3 is being prescribed is completely wrong, as it does no good to alternate dosages like that. I'd also add that most of us on a T3 med find that it works best if we split the dosage into 2 smaller doses/day, rather than taking it all in one large dose.
Avatar n tn I don't bite my lip and I've used cocoa butter to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heal</span> them. Is there a cream <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> I could use to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heal</span> the pigmentation in my lip?
1641803 tn?1300761891 I don't know what the blister is from but you need to start drinking a lot more water. dry <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>crack</span>ed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s need lots of water to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heal</span>. The blister may be a cold soar and go to any drugstore for a medicated lip balm.
Avatar n tn I want to know where this is coming from, because I have been testing for HIV lately and have finally accepted my negative status but this rash freaks me out a bit. Also, i have like a fat cut/ulcer in the middle of lip because my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s are so dry and it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>crack</span>ed and bled and now its covered over kinda looks like a small ulcer is that normal??
Avatar n tn Or a bad case of Chapped <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s , a condition whereby the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s become dry and possibly <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>crack</span>ed. It may be caused by the evaporation of moisture. lip balm can often provide temporary relief, though it should not be used extensively. One should avoid licking their lips as saliva contains the enzyme amylase, which can damage the already compromised lip tissue. Honey can be used on the lips as a natural remedy.
Avatar f tn I was able to stop the bleeding and hasn't been a problem since, but they aren't very becoming and don't want to risk something like that happening again. Also makes me worry if I go into a hot tub/spa, maybe the hot water will soften the skin too much and problems could develop. I would try to attach a picture but iOS devices don't work?
Avatar f tn I did ask him what I can do so <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> I don't get this again, he just said to drink plenty of water. Is there anything else <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> prevents the angular cheilitis?? Why do u get it anyways?? Thank you much for your help!
Avatar f tn instead, the corners of my mouth <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>crack</span>ed, then I got small bumps all over my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s which caused my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lip</span>s to swell immensely and become very lumpy, red, and sore to the touch... and they were extremely chapped/cracked. Now, it's funny you say you don't think my incident is herpes related. What do you think it could be? I understand you may not have an answer for me on this, but do you recommend I post about this on a skin forum? Should I see a dermatologist?
Avatar m tn Several days after the extraction I did develop a partial dry socket <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> has since felt much better and the open hole is shrinking now. As the gums around the tooth socket continue to shrink/heal I have developed a very sore spot on the lip side of my gums 4mm below the edge of the socket. Upon feeling & looking at it it appears that the top part of the tooth socket cracked and there is now a rough edge along this fracture with a sharp edge below the gums.