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Bottom Lip feels chapped, burned and Inflamed

For the past three months my bottom lip has been chapped burned and inflamed. I have put on chapstick during the day and vaseline on it at night, but nothing helps.  It is on the outside bottom part of my lip.  There are two or three inflamed areas and my lip burns all the time.  I have never had cold sores and am very healthy.  Three years ago, I had a similar problem (not as bad) and I eliminated whitening toothpastes (I use baking soda or natural toothpastes) and it has been gone since, but got bad three months ago.  Now I have eliminated almost every possibility and nothing works.  I don't lick my lips.  My top lip feels slightly inflamed but has no sores on it.  I have tried eliminating sunscreens, makeup, nothing helps.  I eat only healthy foods and have never had allergies before.  I am 66 years old.  I have been on Actonel for 1 1/2 yers, and I have quit that for past two weeks but it still seems to be getting worse. I have one drink at night;don't smoke and am very fit.  The burning is such a constant irritation and pain, pus not knowing what this is, that I am starting to get very down by all this. Please help me.  Thank you.
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Chapped lips can be annoying.  My advice is to apply 1% hydrocortisone ointment (over-the-counter) several times a day and cover it with vaseline.  If that doesn't solve the problem, show your lip to a dermatologist.  Perhaps a prescription-strength ointment will be needed.

Best.

Dr. Rockoff
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My girlfriend has very dry skin and her lips are chapped constantly,   she is in the same boat as you.  I keep thinking she has fever blisters by the look of them, even though I know they are just dry skin.  We are looking to see if changing her diet will help and also going to get a humidifier for the bedroom.
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