Eczematous Cheilitis

Eczematous cheilitis is otherwise known as lip dermatitis. It causes dryness and flaking in the lips. It is caused due to infections and exposure of lips to allergic materials. Eczematous cheilitis is treated by avoiding allergens, moisturizing, and steroid creams.

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Can Tacrolimus ointment be used for peelings lips?

Query: Hi doctor, I have peeling lips for past one year. It started over last winter when I applied moisturizer. Even after I stopped applying the moisturizer it is peeling still. I went to a doctor and he gave me a vitamin tablet. But, I did not get any cure with that. Then I visited a dermatologist and h...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and can very well understand your concern. I would recommend you to upload the photographs of your lips so that I have a clearer picture of your condition and can guide you in a better way. I would also like to ask you few questi...  Read Full »

What heals chapped lips faster?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past two months, I had severely chapped lips from the cold weather. I tried O’Keefe's, Blistex, La Roche-Posay cicaplast lips, Vaseline, coconut oil and plain slices of cucumber, all of which resulted in burning itchy lips. I then decided to stop using anything at all fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This condition is called cheilitis. It is due to vitamin B deficiency, low level of iron and zinc. Also, environmental exposure, licking your lips, eating spicy foods, cold, dry weather may lead to chapped lips.  Read Full »

Are my lips raw and swollen due to allergy from tooth fillings?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having lots of problems in my mouth and the VA clinic is struggling to help me. I am a 36 year old male and have no significant health issues besides this. I am really struggling because my lips are constantly raw, peeling, and swollen. They also burn and hurt almost always. I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your clinical picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If I just look at your lips, it looks like severe cheilitis. Considering the history, I would like to rule out oral lichen planus. Amalgam is known to cause lichen planus. Check in your mo...  Read Full »

What could be the cause of a red rash above the lip line?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a red rash slightly above my lip line. It is dry and sometimes a little itchy. I did not use to have it, but it started around the time my partner got on acne medication and it does not go away, with the exception of when I traveled abroad for vacation. For some reason, it went ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is perioral dermatitis. It may be secondary to cheilitis as well. Also, It may be due to: Cosmetics like lip balm. Contact allergens like a new toothpaste. An irritation secondary to mouthwash and dentrifices. An exposure to an extreme enviro...  Read Full »

Why do my lips get tender and swollen every two months?

Query: Hi doctor,I would like to give an insight into my problem, with started ending of last year. I noticed that I have some dry skin on my lower lip and a very small scab just underneath it. I ignored the same and thought it is due to winter. Five months back, I had a tender lower lip, which eventually ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is more for folliculitis over the chin area with cheilitis over the lips. From your image, the lesions do not appear herpetic at present. The investigations also support the same. Also, the repeated use...  Read Full »

The skin on my lips are dry and turn dark as if they are dead. What is my condition called?

Query: Hello doctor,My lips have been dry, and the skin is senseless and tight. I cannot smile or move them. Eating has become a problem because the corners are cracked. I am not using any products, as they only seem to make it worse. They peel off after many days, but the new skin also drys out and again...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your condition is called eczematous cheilitis. But, still please upload 2 to 3 photos of the area, so that is easy to diagnose the condition.Try applying topically Mometasone cream mixed with some moisturizing lotion, 2 to 3 times a day for two weeks.Avoid licking your ...  Read Full »

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