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I've been having severely dry lips with scaling. I have a

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Hi, I've been having severely dry lips with scaling. I have a history of psoriasis but it had only affected my feet. I have itching and pain on my lips and any chapstick I use is absorbed very quickly usually within 10 minutes
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.


  • There are a number of conditions that lead to insistent chapped lips and scaling including psoriasis, but also infection and some medications
  • Since you had no response with the every-day remedy, you do need to have it checked out by your Dermatologist to confirm the psoriasis involvement and assess the presence of an infection which if identified, can be effectively be treated
  • Until then,
    • Stay well hydrated at all time
    • Use moisturizing lips balms, OR Vaseline which can be very protective
    • Avoid manual scaling it with your nails or any thing else

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Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.

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