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My lip is dry itchy peeling. 2 day, red as well, trying to…

My lip is dry...

My lip is dry itchy peeling

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?

2 day, red as well, trying to send photo

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

No, feel fine

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Here is photo

Looks like you probably have a fungal infection due to cheilitis

I would apply a topical antifungal called miconazole and add a little hydrocortisone over the counter

it will pass

don't get any inside the mouth

thin layer on lips and above twice a day

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I have some Betnovate ( betamethadone valerate)
And Bactrian ( mupirocin)
Cream here. Is this the same?

the betnovate is fine

but not the bacitracin

you need to get miconazole

it is an antifungal

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