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painful dry, cracked,stiff bleeding lips and cuts on tongue

Please help... my friend had terribly cracked dry lips... it has started bleeding now 2. He also has cuts on his tongue. Hs mouth has always been very sensitive so much so that even a pinch of pepper he could taste in his food.

Please help... it is very painful also.
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Please help... my friend had terribly cracked dry lips... it has started bleeding now 2. He also has cuts on his tongue. Hs mouth has always been very sensitive so much so that even a pinch of pepper he could taste in his food. Please help... it is very painful also.Stop watching
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Hi!
It is difficult to comment without examining. The tongue and lips could be red and cracked due to various reasons. It could be due to iron deficiency anemia, pernicious anemia and other B-vitamin deficiencies, aphthous ulcers, oral lichen planus, yeast infection; exposure to irritants such as hot foods, or spices,  tobacco, alcohol;  allergy to toothpaste, mouthwash, breath fresheners, dyes in candy, dentures, food items, coloring agents, or blood pressure medications like ACE inhibitors. It could also be a mechanical irritation by a jagged tooth edge or a denture.
Treatment will depend on cause. However, taking multivitamin and drinking water may help. Mouth gel could be applied for relief. However, since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your doctor regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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