Cracked lips not healing

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Avatar m tn What can I use on my bottom lip? Currently cracked open, not healing, and can't keep anything on it for long. Eating or drinking it causes it to open again. Use aquaphor at night, but nothing stays on during the day.
Avatar f tn My nipples are SEVERLY cracked . Bleeding scabbing ECT. Any of you mommies on here know of anything I can do to help the healing process ? I've been speaking with a Lactationist and she has me only pumping right now . She said my nipples should have healed after 48 hrs and they still havnt . I've been using lanolin & also she prescribed be Bactroban it's an antibiotic ointment . But omg they hurt soooo bad and I feel like there not getting any better .
Avatar n tn Lip products I used to wear before now irritate my lips immediately, causing only the red itchy ring around my lips. I am wondering what caused this all of a sudden this year? I do not lick my lips so it wasn't that...
Avatar m tn This layer though looks bad should be left as such so that the skin underneath it can get time to grow and cover the lips. If you peel this dry skin, the healing process starts all over again with dry skin on your lip. Dehydration is the commonest cause of dry cracked lips. Drink plenty of water and see. The other possibility is iron and Vit B deficiency. Along with multivitamin B (not a multivitamin which also has other vitamins) take an iron preparation and see.
Avatar n tn I feel i have slightly different symptoms to your cases. My lips are not sore or itchy at all. Although they have the apperance of being very sore. When I had eczema of the lips before, it effected the whole layer of both lips and was incredibly itchy. So does anyone have any ideas as to what this condition could be? Has anyone had patch testing for their condition and did it give any helpful results? Any help is much appreciated as you can probably imagine.
Avatar n tn I found that the ointment Aquaphor (you can find at WalMart) gives relief and healing, but still not sure of the cause or how to prevent. I can't identify and conditions that make one week different from the next.
Avatar f tn This layer though looks bad should be left as such so that the skin underneath it can get time to grow and cover the lips. If you peel this dry skin, the healing process starts all over again with dry skin on your lip. Dehydration is the commonest cause of dry cracked lips but you appear to be taking enough fluids. The other possibility is iron and Vit B deficiency. Along with multivitamin B (not a multivitamin which also has other vitamins) take an iron preparation and see.
Avatar m tn try using savlon and spread it thick across your lips coz you need a skin healing cream wiv moisturiser and not just a moisturising cream hope this info was a little usefull
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I do not smoke, I exercise frequently, I eat a diet rich in vegetables, lean proteins, and unrefined foods. I do not lick my lips, I do not have any allergies, and I drink at least 10 glasses of water a day. I eventually had to abandon most commercial lip balms and moisturizers, eat only bland foods in small bites so they wouldn't come into contact with my lips, and drink everything but water with a straw. It was horrible. Several different doctors could not figure out my problem.
Avatar f tn After using the topical analgesic a few times, I purchased a container of Carmex and began using it. While I'm not sure it sped up the healing process any (not knowing what it was, I couldn't tell you how long it would have taken to heal otherwise) it did numb the pain some, and have the added benefit of softening the cracks. The first few times I applied it, I peeled off a good portion of dead skin each time. We both healed in a week or so, and didn't give it any other thought.
Avatar n tn My other 3 siblings do not get cracked weeping lips. Also since my lips have cleared up my dating life has drastically improved, and am able to kiss or make out with my bf. I guess what I'm saying is I don't believe that this is contagious? Because by now all of my siblings would have this infection. I also don't think its herpes, because I had this problem since I was a little girl, and before I was sexually active. My sister also has this problem up to now. And she has dental issues.
Avatar n tn Hi amesw, Did you ever figure out what the tiny bumps on your lips were? My symptoms sound exactly like what you have. I also have thought that it could possibly be Fordyce, but the small patch of bumps on my lip are sooo tiny and are the same color as my lip that it doesn't seem to match the Fordyce symptoms. Like you, my lips are dry (they normally are not) and the small patch of very tiny bumps feels scaly when i run my tongue over it.
Avatar m tn In an ideal situation, a loose bony fragment should be removed (not difficult--it's already loose) so proper healing can take place and the tissue heals properly. you do not want problems under the bridge.
Avatar n tn This layer though looks bad should be left as such so that the skin underneath it can get time to grow and cover the lips. If you peel this dry skin, the healing process starts all over again with dry skin on your lip. Dehydration is the commonest cause of dry cracked lips. Drink plenty of water and see. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn I have only been using the mycolog and my lips are not red or rashy at all. However, They split/cracked pretty badly in 2 areas from either the allergic reaction or not moisturizing them enough since I didn't put anything on them, and those cracks/splits have been there for about 2 months, healing off and on and then splitting again. I really need to use something that is safe on my lips, especially because I cannot use the mycolog forever! (i'm sure that's unsafe).
Avatar f tn Lip Moisturizer (it's in the blue tube) almost constantly and drinking about 8 glasses of water a day. My lips were the opposite though. They split and cracked on the outside but itched and swelled on the inside. It may seem like a pain but the chapstick really help- and I do mean specifically that one. Mine got so bad that neosporin, abreva, blistex, carmax, even bagbalm did nothing for it. I tried everything and that's all that works if I let it get bad.
168732 tn?1311715679 I'm sure another Riba rash, but thought to ask for suggestions. Doc says not herpes, but also thinks Riba sx. But has spread an inch or so from each corner of mouth and is irritating. Have tried Neosporin, balms and a steroid cream, but not much help. Could it be fungal or yeast??? What products would anyone suggest? Thanks, G.
Avatar n tn std's such as herpes and warts are on top of the skin, as I said there is a big difference. not saying that's what you're worried about, but I know if it were me, I'd be thinking worst case scenario. you do have glands on each side of the vagina, and they are under the skin. They can swell up if infection is present. all it takes is one nic from a dirty razor........just keep waiting it out, and go to the doc if it doesnt seem to go down.
Avatar m tn I get worried and make an appointment with my healthcare provider, who said it did not look like herpes at all, stating it looked more fungal. I was prescribed a cream called Naftin and instructed to use once a day. Fastfoward another five days, I've been using the cream, and it hasn't made much progress. It now includes a series of red dots on my pubic area just above my penis.
1217855 tn?1266582782 Our lips are the most sensitive part of our face and need to be nurtured with care. Proper lip care is crucial to avoid dry, chapped, cracked looking lips. Not only do cracked lips cause extreme discomfort they also spoil the look of our face, making it seem pale, dull and unattractive. Taking good care of our lips is a constant and daily process. Regular applying of Beeswax Natural Lip Balm ensures that lips look fresh and healthy.
Avatar n tn My son is five years old. He does not eat enough but now since his lips are hurting due to dryness and cuts. he has not eat almost for two days now. what should I do?
Avatar f tn I shared her straw but afterwards noticed like chapped skin on the inside of my lips. Sort of like a sore or healing cracked lip not sure. When I sipped from the straw, the straw was wet because she had just sipped from it, so I'm assuming it could have been her saliva. Could I be at risk of HIV?
Avatar n tn I scratch and by morning its huge and red, sometimes painful. My left eye is very different. It is not as sensitive. Gets itchy higher, not as much or as often and never swells. After the "itch, scratch and swelling episode" the swelling goes away and I am left with VERY dry skin. I apply lotions at night and after a day or two, I am left with wrinkles!
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn The healing and then the removal and thereafter partial healing may have caused these lesions and it is not uncommon to see them, usually when the natural process has been stopped in between. The body should be allowed its ow course, avoid itching and scratching and use OTC medications such as anti-infective creams in your case for this lesion. Hope this helped.
Avatar m tn Hello Doctors, Since I was young probably 8 I remember my lips getting dry and I found that I would lick them and when the skin peeled or cracked I would press my lip inbetween my teeth and bite that layer off until my lips were without that top layer of dry skin, I also went through acuttane around 15yrs old and I could actually peel large pieces of dry skin off at that point, as time went on being around girls, kissing ect, It would be embarrasing if they were dry so I continued this habit o
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Avatar m tn This layer though looks bad should be left as such so that the skin underneath it can get time to grow and cover the lips. If you peel this dry skin, the healing process starts all over again with dry skin on your lip. Dehydration is the commonest cause of dry cracked lips. Drink plenty of water and see. If it does not help please consult a skin specialist. Take care!
Avatar m tn Tiny white and red bumps similar to pimples but much smaller were just around the edge of my lips; not on my skin, but still on my lips. They don't hurt but they feel bumpy obviously, and when I touch them with my tongue they feel a little raw. I don't know what I'm allergic to in lip balm, and I'm starting to feel that self-conscious 'i look awful people can see every single bump' feeling again. Has anyone else successfully combated this? Will the Lasinoh stuff help here?