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Severly chapped red and sore lips. Red and sore and almost up to my nose . Awake me up at night from burning and itching. Have been using petroleum jel. Also using burts salve for chapped lips.

Doctor's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

I have had problem for a week or longer. Lip balms do not help. People keep asking me.Whats wrong with you skin around your lips? We do have a humidifier going.

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Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

This is likely a bacterial infection causing cheilitis.

You will need a prescription topical antibiotic gel.

Metronidazole gel is commonly used twice daily for 10 days.

Natural remedy turmeric and honey paste can be tried twice daily as well.

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