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Allergy or sum kind of deficiency

Hi,
I'm having sum irritation on my lips. They hav becam cracked n scaled n dark in colour even the skin has became very hard. The lip lining hav becom rough n broken n hav start itching. Even the touch of water starts irritation n sensation. Kindly help n give me advice pls
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

The symptoms described by you could be due a skin disorder called eczema. This itches so much that all the scratching makes it look like 'shoe leather' (or 'elephant hide'). People who suffer from this disorder should avoid contact with triggering factors like soaps, cosmetics, jewelry, clothing, and detergents. Sometimes sweat, changes in temperature and psychological stress are known to trigger these episodes. So, the best way to prevent attacks is to identify those substances which you are allergic to and avoid them. Consult your  primary care physician for therapy. If the need arises he may refer you to a dermatologist.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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You might want to see your family doctor. It may be something as simple as using a chapstick on your lips to keep your lips moist. Some medications cause dry lips. Also if you don't drink enough water, you lips become dry.
I would think your doctor can advise you best.
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Hello PaderlaAnitha,

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your comments.
I have learned something from each of the posts I have read so far
that you have written. What does DNB, stand for?
Have a good day. Eve
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Hi Eve,

Nice to meet you too. DNB is Diplomate in National Board. I am basically a family physician and I do enjoy answering posts. Wish you well.

Dr. Anitha.
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Hi Dr. Anitha,

It's nice to meet you too. Thank you for telling me what DNB stands for.
I wish you well too.  Warmest wishes,  Eve
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