I am a 30 year healthy female with a recurring problem with my lips. For the past 2 years I have had “flare-ups” with my lips, typically beginning after eating, but not seemingly linked to any particular type of food. My lips become red and puffy, have a burning sensation, get small white bumps around the outside, and the corners become cracked. These flare-ups last for a few weeks or so, seem to be made worse after eating, and then go away out of the blue. When the symptoms subside I am able to eat whatever I want, and have no issues. A month or so may go by with no problems, and then suddenly the cycle seems to begin again. I have not yet seen a doctor, b/c after reading various forums online I have found many other women who suffer from the same problem and have found no answers/relief after seeing doctors, allergists, dermatologists etc. As a side note my symptoms went away completely for the duration of my pregnancy, when I ate whatever I wanted with no issues. Shortly after giving birth the flare-ups began again. Any thoughts as to what could be going on or what I should do?
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