Hi, this problem showed up 11 months ago. The left corner of my lower lip started whitening from its vermillion border. I have had oral herpes in that area for 20 years and have treated it with zovirax, and in recent years sometimes, abreva. I went to a derm and he thought it was a type of psoriasis that was drying out my lips and causing hypopigmentation. I didn't think my lips were very dry at the time, so this was a surprise. He prescribed Aclovate ointment, and I followed his directions. The pigment would come back to my lip for about ten minutes if if ever did, and then would dissapear. He told me to wean off of it when it "started to work," but it never did, and I weaned of it anyway. Now, six months after discontinung Aclovate, the problem has worsened by about 20%. The whiteness has moved closer to my lip's medial area. I use Aquaphor day and night to keep my lips moistened and SPF sunblock daily since this problem started.
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