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vakularen, Doctor (other than dermatologist)
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  MBBS,DTM&H.In practice since last 35 years.
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Top lip is very dry and cracked but bottom lip is perfectly

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top lip is very dry and cracked but bot***** *****p is perfectly fine. I used to use Chapstick a ton every day could this be the reason?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sometimes feels itchy right above lip as well.
Expert:  vakularen replied 1 year ago.

Hello,I am Dr. Aren and I will help with your query.Are you using any new medication or cosmetic recently?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no not on medication currently and nothing else has changed.
Expert:  vakularen replied 1 year ago.

Such symptoms are often seen due to allergic reaction to foods ,chemicals or medicine.Use of antihistaminics , especially the non-sedating ones like Allegra/Fexofenadine would help. Ruling out a fungal cheilitis by your doctor/PCP would be prudent. Identifying and avoiding the allergen would help, exposure to excess of sunlight may also cause similar problems.