Since around late last summer, my lower lip has had this chronic condition, it is painful, it started out and chapped, like it used to get in cold, dry weather. It did not take long before it became quite severe, the chapping became cracking and peeling, I couldn't help but peel some of the skin off each day to relieve the condition. I've tried every over the counter product, including some very expensive dept store cosmetic solutions for very dry lips, no luck. Currently I'm using Neosporin with a light coating of vaseline mainly at bedtime. This condition is bad, the bleeding at times is very heavy, it will actually soak a washcloth. I am on a few medications, including Synthroid, Topamax, Cymbalta, Lyrica, Ambien and Suboxone. I was taking these prior to this lip condition, so I don't think I'm allergic to these medications. I have seen two doctors about it, but not a specialist. I'm even worried about it being cancer at this point. Please let me know what you think, I want to get to another doctor as soon as possible, I can't take this forever.
I suggest you make an appointment with a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon or Dermatologist for prompt evaluation and possibly a biopsy for a definitive diagnosis.
There are many possible causes for your condition and a biopsy is often the simpliest way to find out and then get the proper treatment for a cure.
Information contained within this reply is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a medical diagnosis or treatment recommendation. This is not a substitute for professional medical advice relative to your specific medical condition or question. Always seek the advice of your own doctor for medical condition. Only your doctor can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.