I have a red line below my bottom lip for the past year. It usually gets worse when I eat, I've constantly been putting vaseline on it. I do not lick my lips. I visited a dermatologist, he said it was Cheilitis and gave me hydrocortisone cream, It didn't improve at all.
It's mostly just a visual thing but sometimes my lips get a burning sensation.
Please help, it's a really annoying constant thing that doesn't go away.
I agree with your dermatologist as it looks like cheilitis. Drink plenty of water and take multivitamin supplements and do not apply lipstick or other cosmetic products for some days. Use a humidifier to moisturize the air in your home and apply shea butter or Vaseline on your lips. After consulting your doctor you can add over-the-counter 1 percent hydrocortisone ointment.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Thank you for your reply, I've done all that before for weeks. I searched online and found an article on cheilitis, it advised me to do a spit test for Candida Yeast Overgrowth, I tested positive. Can you please advise on what I should do and the implications?
Did you ever find a solution to this problem?
I have the EXACT same symptoms. I've tried pure Aquaphor cream no improvement....hydrocortisone cream no change.....polysporin no improvement....even Lotrimin AF with no improvement.
It's very frustrating that the dermatology community has no idea what this is.
I had the positive spit test in the morning as well.
My only additional symptom is a tingling/numbness on the tip of my toungue which comes and goes.
Been to the dermatologist who had no clue.
Considering an oral pathologist next.
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