This started six months ago, I saw a dermatologist for general acne (very mild), she decided to prescribe me with tretinoin which in my opinion royally ****** me. I broke out badly, she never told me about a "purge". During that purge I got redness around my mouth, chapped lips, and a stuffy nose. I completely stopped tretinoin at that point.
Every since that day I have had chapped lips on and off (every 1-3 days), along with redness in the corners of my mouth. A few months pass by and a few dermatologist visits later and no improvement (don't worry I'll mention all the remedies given to me later).
Now it has been 6 months since this has happened. I have redness in the corners of my mouth and now a line that contours my bottom lip. Not to mention chapped lips. Wherever redness occurs there are small dots that are puss filled. On my bottom lip there is generally blackhead (very very small), and in the corners of my mouth just very small zits (derms don't think this is the cause of the redness).
Things I have dermatologists have tried: Vitamins, B2, B12, Multi, Iron, Zinc, etc..., Chapstick, Aquaphor, Vaseline, Blistex, etc... (for chapped lips), Anti-Fungal, Anti-Bactieral, Mouthwash, Switching toothpaste, Hypoallergenic Laundry Detergent, Desonide, Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment 0.25%, ELIDEL (pimecrolimus cream 1%), Elimination diet (no gluten or dairy), Fasting, Drinking lots of water, Vaseline while sleeping (in-case of drooling), Allergy medication
There are some things I probably forgot to mention.
I don't know what to do anymore. I also noticed when I wake up in the morning the redness on my bottom lip basically isn't there, as soon as I move my mouth around a little bit it's right back and stays there for the rest of the day.
I have a bunch of pics, they're just random but you can tell what is going on. You can find them here: http://imgur.com/a/MkDEh
This pic shows the redness under my lip very well: http://imgur.com/PrVEH3m