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Dry skin and Tiny bumps on lip

Hi Dr. Rockoff,

Seems like I have just developed this problem over the past year or so.  My lips seem to get really chapped, they burn and get red.  I have also noticed some small bumps all over my lip, they are kinda white in color but also the same color as my lips.  I can feel them if I rub my lips together and can also see them if I look real close at my lips.  They burn maybe a little but I think maybe thats because my lips are so dry.  What could this be?  I went to see my doctor last year and she diagnosed me with chapped lips and told me to use Vaseline.  Can you tell me what this might be and what I can so to treat this?  Thanks for your help.
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These are most likely sebaceous (oil) glands, that you can see when the lips are reddened.  They mean nothing.  Have a doctor look and confirm this, so you can stop thinking about it.

Best.

Dr. Rockoff
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It only seems to happen in the winter time, is that normal?
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My lips are super dry and I woke up this morning with little tiny bumps surrounding the outline of my mouth within/on the lower and upper lip! I usually use Vaseline but ran out yesterday so I used medicated neosporin. Is this a reaction? Please help, I'm really crusty and bumpy!
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