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Peeling Lips

Peeling lips or chapped lips is called cheilitis. Your lips are exposed continuously to the sun and cold winds, and as the skin on the lips are thin, they become dry and crack easily. Use a good and moisturizing lip balm, drink a lot of water, use lip scrubs to remove the layer of dead skin, and avoid smoking to prevent your lips from peeling.

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My lips are chapped and get crusts more often. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My lips are always getting crusts. It is almost as if they keep regenerating the skin for some reason. They will get soggy and yellow if in contact with water (the crusts) and if I remove them they will grow back two or three days later. I have been having this for four to five months. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. With your descriptions, it seems you have cheilitis of lips or cracks in lips. I suggest you use lip bless cream after consulting your general physician. Common ingredients of this cream are Kojic Dipalmitate, Niacinamide, ...  Read Full »

Suggest medication for rashes, dryness, and itching under my lips.

Query: Hello doctor,I have got some rashes under my lip due to dryness. Both sides of my lip are cut. My chin area was itching at first, but now there is a pus-like liquid coming out. My upper and lower lip is dry, and there is skin peeling. I have had this problem before, but it was not as bad as it is no...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would suggest the following. Apply Mupirocin ointment (T-Bact cream) twice daily for 10 days. Take Tablet Ciprofloxacin 500 mg once a day after food for 5 days. Apply Cetaphil cream twice daily for 10 days. Please attach the clinical pictures so that I can assess t...  Read Full »

Can Tacrolimus ointment be used for peelings lips?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had peeling lips for the past year. It started 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 he...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 questions like...  Read Full »

How to resolve the infection present on my lips?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an infection on my lips. I honestly do not know what it is. Two weeks ago, I got tests for syphilis and chlamydia, which were negative. Since then, I have had a sore on my lip. But I notice that when I saw this sore with a flashlight, my lip there was yellow. There is no pain. I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is not an infection. This is an ulcer formed probably due to irritation and excoriation due to repeated licking. Your whole lower lip is erythematous, which indicates your lip is g...  Read Full »

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