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Is there anything to be done about an allergic reaction to

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Is there anything to be done about an allergic reaction to lip products? I have had flare ups for years and have always managed to move on to something new that soothed and cleared it up but I seem to have run out of options. My lips are peeling and cracked! Help!
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

how do you know it is an allergic reaction?

you should see a doctor or dermatologist to get your lips evaluated.

you could have stomatitis or perioral dermatitis

allergic reactions are usually treated with antihistamines and steroids.

can you upload a photo of your lips?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I've had them for years and I'm sure I would wait weeks for an appointment and my regular doctor wouldn't have a clue.Is there a steroid I could have my regular doctor prescribe?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

you don't want steroids to treat peri-oral dermatitis which could make it worse.

you should see a dermatologist specialist.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I just paid $50 to have you tell me to go to a dermatologist??? Wow
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

can you upload a clear jpg photo of your lips so I can better help you?

online doctors can't prescribe medications to clients over the internet without keeping your medical chart and medical records for you.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I never expected to be prescribed medications, I expected some advice for possibly some OTC solution. Dermatologists do not squeeze anyone in. Everytime I've ever called with a problem the appointment was in WEEKS. I should never have come to this site, it's way too late for pics. It's time for me to retire for the evening.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

you have tried many of not all over the counter agents for dry skin and chapped lips.

you need a proper diagnosis and treatment plan at this point

without an examination and proper diagnosis you will continue to try topicals which will not be helpful