Cracked lips that don't heal

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She did say that it is thought that it can sometimes be brought on by too much lip balm. I will say my lips 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.
I have the same problem! Dry, cracked skin that 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.
However, after stopping using the cream, my lips were cracked 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?
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 that 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.
I've been using Abreva and lip balm together, to keep my lips moist. Possible cold sores? Just dry lips? Would Abreva help to heal sore lips 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.
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 lips but I did. So the next day, I woke up and saw that my lips 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.
Two or three years ago, I started developing sores that 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.
Our saliva contains enzymes which are protein substances that may irritate the lining of the lips. The lips 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?
I recently have experienced the same symptoms of the weeping, yellow crust on lips. It started with cracked, chapped lips, and applied Blistex to help heal my lips. 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.
Then later after 4 months, I started noticing this peculiar problem with my lips. Although the doctors say that these two are not related, something makes me feel that 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.
My mother-in-law uses them for cold sores, she says the L-lysine helps dry them out faster), idk if that helped my lips heal faster, or whatever it was just out ran its course though.
They can not be noticed as much, but they are there. My lips 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='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/248366'>tiny white dots on my lips</a>.
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 lips 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.
Other symptoms develop years later, so it is very important that you find out just what it is that 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.
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 heal). There were sores, but they were flat with clear stuff that 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.
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
I don't bite my lip and I've used cocoa butter to heal them. Is there a cream that I could use to heal the pigmentation in my lip?
I don't know what the blister is from but you need to start drinking a lot more water. dry cracked lips need lots of water to heal. The blister may be a cold soar and go to any drugstore for a medicated lip balm.
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 lips are so dry and it cracked and bled and now its covered over kinda looks like a small ulcer is that normal??
Or a bad case of Chapped lips , a condition whereby the lips become dry and possibly cracked. 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.
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?
I did ask him what I can do so that I don't get this again, he just said to drink plenty of water. Is there anything else that prevents the angular cheilitis?? Why do u get it anyways?? Thank you much for your help!
Then I read about hydrogen peroxide and started wiping my lips with that and let it dry and then I covered my lips with vaseline and left it on for as long as it would stay on, after every meal I wiped my lips with the hydrogen peroxide and put the vaseline on it. After 3 days all the redness of the "clown mouth" is gone! And with each time I wiped my lips with hydrogen peroxide the dry skin came off, as if the HP was dissolving the bacteria/fungus. It did not hurt very much.
Instead, the corners of my mouth cracked, then I got small bumps all over my lips which caused my lips 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?
I'm so glad that there are people who understand the extent of this problem. I am 14 years old and have had dry, cracked, peeling lips that are raised in the corners and also split. I enter into a 3-4 day cycle of them being really sore and splitting and then peeling extensively and bleeding. This has been occuring for about a year now. I am sick of people offering me lip balm as I know it dosn't work.
Several days after the extraction I did develop a partial dry socket that 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.
Please what is the risk of HIV from oral sex? Without and with dry/cracked lips(the dry/cracked lips is from hsv 1).
Or a bad case of Chapped lips , a condition whereby the lips become dry and possibly cracked. 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.
Once the lesions begin to heal then you should always keep the lips moist, dryness can lead to chapped lips. Use a sunscreen on the lips to prevent allergic reactions. ref:http://www.cha.state.md.us/edcp/factsheets/herpes.
Don't scratch i did and it got so raw the skin cracked like when you get really dry lips now i have an open cut from my clit to the top of my vj :(
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