I agree completely with your analysis and assessment of the nature and cause of your condition. Cheilitis (eczema of the lips) is indeed often stress-induced. Antifungals like Canesten aren't likely to help, nor are antihistamines. I'm not sure why your doctor was looking for anemia, but not surprised none was found.
While waiting to see the dermatologist, I siggest applying 1% hydrocortisone and vaseline ointments sequentially three times daily.
And if visitng your parents helps, by all means do so!
Dr. Rockoff (also a parent)
Additional to the above question: What would be suitable to treat my condition? Can my doctor perscribe somthing to me before I see a dermatologist? The sooner I get this sorted out the better because it effects my everyday life and I avoid people when I look bad and avoid eating food in front of people. I have been using liquid paraffine to keep them moisturised.
I think my original answer covered that.
I think I have a similar condition as yours. One of my dermatologists told me that I have eczema while the other said I have exfoliative cheilitis. It's on my whole lips. The epithlial layer of the skin keeps on growing and peeling for more than 2 years now. I noticed that my saliva is very sticky and that seems to make the healing more difficult. The mucous membrane also seems to be peeling and drying out slowly as it spreads into the mouth. I've been using many products, such as locoid, protopic, diprolene, aquafor etc., but to no avail. Currently, I am taking many vitamins with hope that it will help me heal in the long run. Looking back, when I took a wisdom tooth out, my dentist put vaseline on my lips because it was dried. I think from that point on my lips began to get worse and worse. Any comments would be appreciated and maybe it will help me find my way to good health again.
What's the difference between hydrocortisone .1% and 1%. Does one work better than the other? Right now, I am using locoid(hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%) again, since aquafor doesn't help.
If you have ?? about medications, you can contact a pharmacist as well. They are very knowlegable and probably able to answer more quickly.