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Lips Irritation but dont know why

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I have had a recurring problem it seems for a couple of months. I was out eating and all of a sudden my lips started tingling and I went to the bathroom and looked at my lips and there were small white bumps and then somewhat of a puffiness. It was not on my actual outer lips are gum but just the rim where the outer skin connects with the softer tissue. No where else on my lips. In a matter of minutes, it started to go away and then I got some peroxide and blistex. By the time I was able to obtain these items, it had dissapeared for the most part. You cant see these markings unless i point them out and you get close enough to my mouth. I even tried taking photos of it and its hard to capture in a photo.

I treated it and after I would eat, i would feel the irritation again but only after I ate. Then, once it went away I did not have any more problems for  a few weeks. Then, right after eating again, I began to be irritated. I went home and put peroxide on it right away and nothing popped up. The white or eitehr sometime non red pin like spots will puff but go away but this time there was nothing.

I had it happen just a few days ago and I am rather paranoid and scared. I just started a relationship with a guy after a long time. Its been happening since we started dating but Ive had this happen also when he has not been around for a month or two.  Ive kissed him and now I am wondering does he have anything that could cause that to happen to me. Ive been researching everything in the world but I am uncertain. I really dont want it to be a STD of some sort- I am super scared and just moved to the area and I am trying to set up a doctor's appointment. There is no pain associated with it unless I rubbed it with peroxide- then a tingling but peroxide always does that. I have never had a cold sore but but its not in the gum of the bottom of the lip just the rim that separates the outer skin and the inner part of the lip, basically where the lips close- that line.

Has anyone experienced this, im soo worried. he said he was tested and I even looked at the papers he received (this was before I kissed him). But either way, I am really really worried.
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This could be a part of Cheilitis, which is a medical condition involving inflammation of the lip. Or a bad case of Chapped lips , a condition whereby the lips become dry and possibly cracked. It may be caused by the evaporation of moisture.

Lip balm can often provide temporary relief, though it should not be used extensively.  One should avoid licking their lips as saliva contains the enzyme amylase, which can damage the already compromised lip tissue.
Honey can be used on the lips as a natural remedy.

Cheilitis is associated with many conditions from Vitamin B12 deficiency, iron deficiency anemia, be a symptom of allergies.can also be caused by taking the (retinoid) drug Isotretinoin (brand name Roaccutane).

Applying protective paraffin-based ointment (such as Vaseline) or lip balms to the lips is normally very effective. Also take Vitamin B supplements.

If nothing works you can have a biopsy done to find out the cause.

Some causes of the symptoms you mention, could be lip biting, lip licking, Vit.B2 deficiency, smoking, overexposure to sun and ill fitting dentures. In extreme cases, this could be due to bacterial or fungal skin infection.

You need to drink plenty of water daily – around 1.5 – 3 litres per day and eat a balanced diet. Do not keep your lips dry; apply lip balm which contains sunscreen – preferably a medicated one.

If the symptoms still persist, consult your skin specialist or dermatologist.

Let us know about how you are doing and if you have any other doubts.

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i would say,

stop using blistex , i tried it , and it reacted , i had this sort of problem as well.
dont use things like vaseline or e45 or anything , and DONT mix products (as in using vasline , thinking , "this doesnt work" and then putting on e45 straight after) as this can cause a reation.

i would usally say to keep the lips dry , but in this case dont.
as soon as possible , i would try to get a medicated lip cream , nothing cosmetic that comes off the shelf , usally they dont work and arnt tight for this type of condition

hope it works!
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