Hi, im a 21 year old female, I live in a very hot country, and I'm not sexualy active. My problem started a week ago by a crack at both corners of my mouth that healed 3 days after, during this time dark spots appeared in both top and bottom lips. My lips became really dry and flaky, and the skin above the spots detached from the under lining tissue starting in the middle of the spot, and I could then peel it off. The dark spots spreaded all over my upper lip and part of my lower lip. Then 2 days ago I got this sensation that my lips r burning (just like if u eat something spicy) and slightly itching me. All I'm using now is vaseline to keep my lips moist and reduced the itchiness. I had this befot but it wasn't that bad and it disappeared 3 or 4 weeks later by it's own.
What could this possibly be and what can I use to treat it???
Thank you for your comments, I dont take any form of medications only paracetamol for headache or cramps. I also take vitamin supplements can they cause this? I got checked for anemia and I dont have it.
Any medication can cause FDE however more common with analgesics and anti-bacterials.
Do watch out if any medications(includes vitamins) do precipitate a reaction, if it happens to be a fixed reaction.
Sorry my reply above is grammatically incorrect! What I mean is that if ever you should get another reaction in the future, do remember to look back and see whether the same drug precipitated the episode. ok?
I believe it might be a condition called Perioral Dermatitis. Stay away from flourinated toothpaste. Stop the vaselene, it is a petro-chemical occlusive product that is making it worse. Choose organic and natural lotions and lip balms made with healing shea butter and organic castor oil. Most doctors will prescribe antibiotics but that usually makes it worse. No heavy cremes with chemicals, it will make it way worse. Hope this helps you. You can also try mixing some active manuka honey with organic primrose oil for your lips for moisture, you can also use shea or mango butter. These will all help to kill fungus and bacteria and viruses.
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