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I am looking for relief for my lips. They are very dry and no matter what I put on them, I get no relief. Most things burn when applied. I don't lick my lips and am very well hydrated. This has been going on for over a month. I normally wear chapstick constantly, so I have no idea how this developed.

Doctor's Assistant: Can you tell me about all the symptoms you've noticed (e.g. itching, rash, new birthmarks or moles)?

Very dry, uncomfortable, burning

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?

No. But around the same time, I developed a small red dry, itchy patch under my eye. It is no longer itching, but still dry and red. I have since developed a few other red patches near my other eye. I don't know if they are related or not. This has been going on for over a month. Started towards the end of June. No other discomfort.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I don't smoke, or drink. I am a very healthy weight and work out. I drink over 2 gallons of water a day.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 11 months ago
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Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 11 months ago

Have you seen a doctor?

What diagnosis?

Can you attach a picture?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I have an appointment, but he can't see me for a couple of weeks and it is starting to really drive me crazy. I have no diagnosis. I will try to attach a pic, but it does not look like much. It feels much worse than it looks. It only looks slightly dry.
It won't let me add pics on this computer (work computer). But it is not the dry lips from being licked and it is not really red around them. Just dry looking - slightly white and flaky on the lips and only a tiny bit around the edges.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I am 45 years old. Don't know if age plays a factor. I have recently started menopause.
Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 11 months ago

Dry lips has many causes, can you attach a picture/

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
no. I am not able to. Work computer
Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 11 months ago

OK

So

Yes, one cause is hormonal changes.

Also, diabetes.

Infection.

Autoimmune disease.

B vitamin deficiencies.

Dehydration.

Electrolyte imbalance.

Sun exposure.

Allergy/contact allergies.

So as you can see, this takes exam, magnified exam and lab tests to wort out and decide which treatment is best.

Many lip products have irritants in them, depending on the individual.

You might try homeopathic calendula cream, available in health food and whole foods chain stores, as this has not drug and is used only 3 times a day until relief, then only when needed, without any toxicity.

But your doctor needs to determine what is going on and treat you.

OK, let me know if you have more questions.

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