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I have had intensely painful lips for about 2 months. I was

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I have had intensely painful lips for about 2 months. I was taking antibiotics for a persistent UTI around when the symptoms started. my lips feel as though they are burning, and also stinging like tiny needles. mostly they are strangely smooth although occasionally they blister but not very often. there is a tiny white line on the bottom of my upper lip. a dermatologist prescribed me magic mouthwash and a steroid ointment which seemed to make things worse. i then was given nystatin which improved things a little but not entirely. I have been off of that for 3 days and it is hard to talk or even eat. I haven't changed anything that could be an allergy

Submitted: 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.

I like the spelling of your name, by the way :)

Unfortunately, your picture is out of focus and I can not make out any details :(

It sounds like you are having some sort of allergic reaction.

At this point, stop putting anything on your lips at all...including lipstick. Clean them only with water. You may have to put up with the painful feelings for a bit but do your best to get through it.

If things do not improve, at least somewhat, in 3 days, then you consult an allergist. If she doesn't find anything then there may be some sort of psychological component to your discomfort and you might consider talking to a psychologist or a psychiatrist in order to leave no stone unturned.

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