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I developed red aura around my lips about a week or two ago

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I developed red aura around my lips about a week or two ago and they get swollen and burn at times and are peeling. was applying vaseline but realized that was possibly making it burn worse (though I've used it before with zero issue)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

you need to see a doctor about this

you could be having a viral infection

or possibly perioral dermatitis

or possibly sjorgren's syndrome which is an autoimmune condition where your body is producing antibodies which can attack your mouth and nose and eye mucosa causing dry eye, and dry mouth

blood test for sure can tell if you have a B vitamin deficiency.

usually B vitamin deficiency doesn't cause swollen and burning lips and peeling lips

do you have a doctor you can see who can run some more tests to find out what is causing your lip and mouth symptoms?