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Yes, You would need to use Elidel cream once at night till the lips are healed. you should continue to use the cream for around 3 weeks after they are healed.
You can apply Vaseline or neutrogena lip cream over and above that .
If you are using vaseline or Neutrogena you dont need to use Hydromol . You can use either of them i/.e Vaseline or Hydromol ointment.
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The Elidel cream can be diluted with the moisturizer and applied . It will reduce the irritation.
However , if the redness irritation does not settle in 1 week , you would need to apply Cortaid cream ( steroid ) based to heal the redness.
You should put a drop of Elidel cream. You may have used a little more than required .
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You would need to use it for atleast 2 weeks to see a change on the lip inflammation.
You can dilute it with the standard moisturiser you use for your face. Vaseline is good enough.
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Yes , it would take two weeks for the dryness to subside.
However , if it does not subside even a little within a week and it is still irritating you , then you should use the other Cortaid cream to help it heal faster.
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try Elidel cream for 2 weeks: The healing should happen in 2 weeks.
during the 1 st week of application of Elidel if the irritation and redness is unbearable Use Cortaid cream for one week to heal it faster. During that week when you apply Cortaid cream do not use the Elidel cream .
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Yes , Cortaid is hydrocortisone cream safe during an acute inflammation of the lips area.
CORTAID is available over the counter.
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You can get these creams Cortaid (Hydrocortisone ) from Boots / Tesco / Sainsbury pharmacy.
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It may be mentioned to not use on the face without a physicians advise. However , if you have an inflammation on the lip and it needs treatment you can definitely use it for 5 days to reduce the acute inflammation that you have got.
Do stop Elidel cream for those 5 days .
Use Neutrogena Lip care balm two or three times a day .
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Stop Elidel cream for now.
Use hydrocortisone cream for now.
Use the lip balms you've mentioned .
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This cream is to just treat the inflammation burning and redness.
You would need to use the lip balms for additional hydration
The dryness will also resolve with the hydrocortisone cream .
The inflammation burning redness and dryness are all linked.
What I meant to say is that you cannot use Hydrocortisone for the rest of the life or on a regular basis to treat the dryness.
For now it is fine to use for a short while .
YOU CAN use it once a day to begin with and as an when you see that it is improving you can use it twice a day to three times a day for maximum 5 days.
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Irritation is due to which cream in particular?
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can you resend me a photo ? I will advise you what can be done .
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I do understand that you are having this problem for a very long time .
As the level of cheilitis or dryness is more intense in your case , I would suggest that you should use Hydrocortisone for one more week.
There is definitely no redness and inflammation as I can see in the latest photos that you have sent. It looks much better in terms of inflammation.
I would suggest that you should try the hydrocortisone for one more week . I would suggest you to use it 3 to 4 times a day if possible for 2 days and then once a day for the next 5 days. So basically increase the frequency of application.
However , if it does not improve then you would need a stronger prescription based cream called Mometasone cream on the area.
Your condition would definitely come under control and I am trying the best to solve your problem online.
I am following the protocol that is followed globally for this kind of inflammation.
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The lip are is not looking very red .
The redness below the lip area is also a part of xerosis.
Application of over the counter Aveeno Skin relief cream will help heal the area.
Yes the Aveeno Skin relief cream is different from regular moisturiser.
This rich, yet fast-absorbing lotion starts to work immediately to restore essential moisture so your skin looks and feels healthier. Formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Triple Oat Complex, it’s clinically shown to relieve itchy, extra-dry skin and moisturize for a full 24 hours. It’s also fragrance free, steroid free and gentle enough for sensitive skin.
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