Three weeks ago, I deviated from my normal salad dressing at lunch and decided to add about a tablespoon of green Tobasco sauce to my ranch dressing. I always eat spicy food so thought nothing of it and love the taste of green Tobasco. That afternoon, my bottom lip (and only my bottom lip) felt a little swollen and stingy, so I kept rubbing them together (I had lipstick on, so there was some moisturizing going on as well). By that evening I had a few blisters. I put ice on it and it felt better. Over the next few days they seemed to pop and the skin was raw - just as a regular blister. However, they are still not healed three weeks later! I have resorted to using only Caramex to keep them moist, but hey keep cracking and don't seem to be healing. They also seem to get worse every time I eat something spicy now, which I can't tell if its just an irritant or a cause now.
I am so frustrated! I was hoping it would go away with no need to see my doctor, but I'm afraid that's what it may come to. I have no history of oral herpes. My husband does, but hasn't had a break out in a year or two. In the meantime, I'm going to keep using the Caramex and no lipstick and see if that helps over the next few days. Also, I haven't changed anything else in my diet or beauty routine. Anyone have any ideas what it might be?
Based on your comments, I think maybe a visit to your family doctor may be what is needed. You said the skin on your bottom lip is raw. The fact that your lip hasn't healed after 3 weeks would suggest to me a visit to a doctor is needed. It must also be very painful. I once took a medication which made my lips so dry, the skin on my lips just came off in pieces and it was very painful. Good luck finding out what's going on.
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