I have a strange rash on my upper lip. It started with a tingle, turned into small lip colored bumps, never weeped or bled, progressed to seriously scaly,peeling skin, almost healed and just when I though it was over, it is now tingly bumps again. It has been three weeks. Help!
No real swelling and no, I haven't changed lipstick or lip balm. When the bumps first come out and there is a little tingling, I guess my lips look a little puffy in that area but those bumps almost immediately turn into extremely dry skin that no amount of moisture can penetrate. And here I am again today with the dryest lips I have ever seen and huge pieces of skin peeling off of them. I am just thankful there is no blood or scabbing over at this point. I fear this will never go away!! :( Thanks for responding!
I had a similar condition a few months ago - red patches on my lips that would itch and feel like sandpaper, but would be gone in just a couple days, only to come back again. I went to my derm and she said it was eczema (which, I have just about everywhere else, so why not my lips?!). She also said that it can be triggered by chapstick and lip balms (I had only ever used plain chapstick but apparently I was having a reaction to the wax in it or something - I don't know, I seem to develop new allergies every day). SO - she put me on Dr. Dan's Cortibalm (you can find it online), Vaseline and aquaphor lotion. During the day I alternate between the cortibalm and Vaseline instensive care (.99 at Target, it's like a liquid, not a stick) and in the morning and at night I put on the aquaphor. I haven't had a single rash on my lips since I started doing this. They still get itchy - but at least they aren't broken out and peeling. I was also getting these tiny whitehead breakouts all around my lip line when I had the rash - and that's all gone now too. Good luck!
I look in the internet and found yours and others people questions about lip blotch. I develop a tough piece of skin on my lip (upper) and saw some white spots on the inside of lip. I thought it was a cold sore or going through allergy . I put vitamin A on and scrub skin. I apply chap stick. I also notice redish blotch of skin around lower part of cheek between nose and mouth and skin peeling. I live in cold climate and have sensitive skin. I could peel of the little patch on lip and another would appear in 2-3 days. It is now 2 1/2 month and it is finally gone. It dawn on me that I was eating almonds which I love and had been eaten them for a month. I stopped 2 1/2 weeks ago t My scaly skin and lip patch is gone. I have milk allergy and the problem is an allergy from almonds. There is probably an ellergy involved.
Hi Everyone with Sandpapery / Blotchy / Patchy / Dry / Sore / Itchy / Tiny Pimpley LIPS!
10 Steps to helping with the above:
1. STOP LICKING AND TOUCHING YOUR LIPS!
2. Also, train yourself to stop licking your lips at night when asleep (you can do this, I did!).
3. Drink as much water as you possibly can, not just during the day but if you wake up during the night too (a great deal of this is due to dehydration!).
4. Get some Diprobase Ointment (has to be the Ointment), and use loads of this often and nothing else!
5. For now, stop using all lipsticks / glosses / balms (everything apart from Diprobase Ointment ... you've probably also had a reaction to something you've put on your lips!).
6. Eat well and cut down on all the bad stuff (you know what I mean!).
7. Get a bit more rest / sleep (if you can!).
8. Make oral hygiene a priority (but don't lick your lips, always clean mouth / lips with fresh water and pat dry gently, you have sensitive lips so you need to be careful with them!).
9. Go to a good Health Food shop and get some very good quality vitamins, they will probably recommend B type vitimins depending on your health and what else you take! Get some advice!
10. STOP LICKING YOUR LIPS!
I saw so many Dr's who didn't really know what this was ... it's miserable, I know! In the end, I worked it out for myself ... it worked for me ... and I really hope it works for everyone who reads this!
I just have what looks like a zit on my lip,and sometimes around night time, my upper lip breaks out in a rash that looks like smaller pimples. It only occurs, during winter. Anyone know any cures,or what it is???
I think it maybe a combination of things. I also have these symptoms, very frustrating. I know for sure that it is NOT a coldsore as I also experience these.Thought it was eczma but have also read elsewhere that it maybe a strain of HPV (flatwart) Interesting that 'yes' I also have been consuming large amounts of peanuts and other nuts this week which seems to have aggrevated the condition. Some lip balms also seem to make it worse. Hope you all get some relief soon. going to try a product called Emuaid. will let you know if I get results
Hi !! I recently had a similar problem. U had a huge reaction to a lip scrub nd i had little bumps to the point where it looked like i could have had herpes !! I kept putting lip balm cause my lips felt tingly and dry and burned Every time i ate or spoke but later found out by my pharmacist that i was just making it worse by putting products containing petroleum jelly ! But i found something that cleared up my allergy in 2 days !! I started by putting a little bit of the Advanced Night Repair serum by ESTEE LAUDER at night and covered it with a lip balm by the french company called NUXE because it is made with honey and both products have repairing properties !! And i kept applying the lip balm during the day. Worked great ! Hope it works for u !
Hi! I am having a similar problem... I never had allergies or been allergic to anything. Just the beginning of the week I woke up sneezing and my lips were tingly and feel like sandpaper when I lick or rub them together they are covered with little invisible bumps. I haven't changed anything about what I put on my lips/face or eat, and I always wear something on my lips whether its chapstick or lipstick...is it just allergies now that's coming with age? should I see a doctor?
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