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Lips tingly, burning and dry. PLEASE HELP!!!

A couple of weeks ago I started noticing my lips where feeling really dry which is very unusual since I use chapstick everyday. I rarely where lipstick on, I have naturally pink lips and I just like leaving them bare but never without chapstick on.

Since the problems on my lips started, I begun applying chapstick and vaseline more often than usual, however they were not getting any better, as a matter of fact they started getting worst. Now they feel tingly all over, they are very red, a little swollen and they feel hot. They are very sensitive to the touch and they feel very dry even though they do not look dry or chapped, just a little scaly.

I am 35 years old, I do not smoke, do not drink alcohol and I always keep myself very hydrated by drinking plenty of water every day.

Please help me, I hate this awful burning, tingly feeling :( I want my lips back so I can kiss my 3 year old daughter again :(

Thanks
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563773 tn?1374246539
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
It can be due to cheilitis skin. Avoid licking the lips as saliva evaporates quickly resulting in them being drier than before. Drink plenty of water and take multivitamin supplements and do not apply lipstick or other cosmetic products for some days. Use a humidifier to moisturize the air in your home and apply shea butter or Vaseline on your lips.You can also use a homemade ointment mixed from 1 tsp glycerine, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1 tsp castor oil. Spread on lips overnight, refrigerating the leftovers for future use. Eat foods high in calcium, magnesium and flaxseed oil. If a week of compresses and emollients don't do the trick, you can add over-the-counter 1 percent hydrocortisone ointment to your regimen.

I hope it helps. Take care and regards.




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I had the same problem.  Tingling, burning, chapping and my lips actually scabbed over.  Before bed, I applied Benadryl cream and let that soak in, then I applied Vaseline.  The symptoms are nearly gone.
what about strange patches on your lip and tiny bumps, I lick my lips often , I use both vaseline and lip gloss and this just started Monday also I tend to drink water so what could this be?
It could be dry lips- water is important for keeping them hydrated, but if you are licking your lips often and using a lip gloss (which some brands actually will dehydrated your lips)- that could be the cause.  Maybe try going without lip gloss and work to not lick your lips to see if that helps at all.  
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Thanks so much, I will try that.
I have made an appointment with a Dermatologist however he cannot see me for another week.

Thanks again :)
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Hi, Did you figure out what was causing your lip pain? I have the same symptoms and answers are hard to come by. Thanks....Hope you're feeling better!
358699 tn?1297646442
It can be you are about to break out in "fever blisters" or cold sores.  Right before you actually see them your lips will tingle, you may feel ill, maybe even flu like symptoms. I know this first hand because that is exactly what happened to me. My lips felt hot too because its the herpes virus.  A prescription of Zovirax single dose usually helps the duration lessen.  You will always have the virus but it will lay dormant until something triggers it.  Many say stress cause it.  I hope this helps.  I would not kiss anybody because it is contagious, especially in the early stages
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recently I applied a lipstick n d next day my lips were swollen dry n burning a lot. my lips r alwys dry n nw its still worse m nt able to bear it, i am applying castor oil since two days bt no use..any one pl tel me wt to do???
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I have the exact same condition as described by the person who started this discussion. It began about a week ago and is most uncomfortable and seems to be getting worse. Chapstick even burns. I will try your recommendations to see if it works.
Also, as a side note, I have twice in the last year had contact dermatitis that affected my eyelids.  So I would not be surprised if this is another manifestation of that.
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What did the doc say? It could possibly be Raynauds or a vitamin d or b-12 deficiency. Get iron checked as well. Early stages cyanosis maybe?
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I have the EXACTLY the same problem as the woman that started this thread and it started a few days ago.. It's almost unbearable. My lips feel so dry and they sting and burn.. the only time I get a little slack is when I put coconut oil on them.. Even then, they still sting but it's less than usual. What did the doctor say? I doubt it is herpes.. I haven't been sexually active or even make out with anyone is a very very long time.
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I have the same problem!  I had a small area on my bottom lip a few weeks back and thought I must be getting a cold sore. Crazy because I am also thirty five and have never had them and didn't know how I could have been exposed. I managed to get rid of it with some medicated ointment used to lesson the duration of cold sores and vasaline. But now it's back with a vengeance!  My whole lower lip is burning and no blisters are forming (like with cold sores). Did anyone find an answer?
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I have the same symptoms...Have you found any relief? Thanks
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About a year ago I had the same problem, I researched what it could be and most of what I found suggested it was a contact allergen. I had a mango out of the peel the day before the symptoms began, apparently the skin of the mango can give you "mango mouth". My lips were burning and swollen. They felt scaly and like sand paper. I took over the counter allergy medicine, drank water, and put honey on my lips. At its worst I felt a little swelling inside my mouth because I let days go by before seeking treatments. Unfortunately I find my self with the burning, scaly lips again. I have stayed away from mango too!
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I'm having the same problem but as I go to school every day I don't have chance to get anything sorted. It hurts so much and only started a few days ago. If you got over it please tell me how and how long it lasted. All moisturiser just makes my upper lip even more tingly. Thx
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Try dry mouth wash daily. I have the same problem and started using dry mouth wash and immediately the burning stopped and I felt a 100% better.
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HELLO EVERYONE, I WAS TOO SUFFERING FROM THIS SKIN ISSUE .

My lips were read, the burn, feel dry, peel, crack in the corners, no visible sore, but visibily red and bothersome.

FROM LONG PERIOD OF 2 YEARS. EVN MY DOCTOR WAS NOT ABLE TO SOLVE MY PROBLEM. BUT LUCKILY I GOT THE SOLUTION. I WAS TOO FACING THE PROBLEM , LIKE AREA AROUND LIPS GET HEAT UP IN SUMMER , ITCHING AND ALL THAT.

BUT NOW I GOT THE SOLUTION:

I STOPPED EATING FOOD WHICH IS HAVING GARLIC,GINGER. I STOPPED HAVING MASALA FOOD, PICKLES AND ALL THAT ITEMS WHICH RAISE YOUR BODY TEMP. AND I APPLIED THE CREAMS RECOMMENDED BY MY DOCTOR- MOMATE CREAM,NADOXIN GEL,CLINDAMYCIN . THESE CREAMS,GEL AND MY CHANGED FOOD DIET HELPED ME ALOT AND NOW I HAVE NO PROBLEM FROM SUMMER. THERE IS NO RED LINE AROUND MY LIPS AND NO MORE REDNESS, no burning,no more cracks.


plz consult ur doctor before using the creams i shared above.

I hope my solution will help you all.
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Did you ever find a solution?  I went to the dermatologist and saw the PA. It was unhelpful.
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Witch Hazel! It does WONDERS! Apply with a q-tip or clean wash cloth. I know this is old, but I just started to experience this last year, but more frequently this year. I've been researching for an answer, but too many answers that just didn't make any sense. I do not have health insurance but it always seems I can crack the code myself, because well, I have to. Anyway, once you apply it, it itches and I'm sorry. But the pain goes away instantly. The itching just means it's already healing itself. I just want to say, Witch Hazel cures all LOL (when it comes to skin). I've had a cold sore and automatically turn to Witch Hazel. It clears it the next day. So my brain, had a light bulb that was finally screwed in and help me think, well duh! Treat it as if it was a nasty, painful cold sore. And guess what?! It worked! It takes a couple days (and I mean it) to heal. Usually I apply it before I go to bed. You want to keep your mouth closed. I use a wash cloth. Just damp the towel how large around your mouth is and place the towel on your lips. I dab it a few times. I even take more Witch Hazel just to make sure I'm getting it all. When using a q-tip, just make sure you are not dipping the same end back into the bottle. Just poor it on the swab if you must! But whether it be a q-tip or a wash cloth, you want it to be on your lips for at least 2-4 minutes. Your lips WILL dry up, that's ok!  If you're feeling another flair approaching, hurry up and put another lair on. I think my problem was that it was too cold or too hot where I live. That is the ONLY time it would flair up. It wasn't because of my diet, or other nonsense, just strictly because of the weather. Just like... Arthritis? Ha.ha. BUT no, seriously, please try it! It WILL help!

Much love to y'all and hope this helps. If its any worse than I thought, my apologies. But its an inexpensive trick! Nothing to lose! Let me know if it helped for you!
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I got my 6 top teeth bonded a year ago, ever since then my top lip burns underneath and on the outside, my lips, top and bottom feel sore and chapped all the time. It is so irritating, and my dentist said he has never had anyone allergic to bonding. So I’m desperate for an answer.
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Chapstick makes things worse I find. It moisturizes, then your lips get even drier. Go get the Blistex IN THE TUBE. Has to be the one in the tube. Problem solved. Best of luck!
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i have the same problem, its been more then a week now and its so damn annoying i cant even eat
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Did you ever find the reason? I have the same symptoms
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I read online to use peroxide on lips, let dry, apply vaseline.  I did this 6 times a day.  After 3 days there was a lot of improvement.  Problem returned within hours after I quit.  Maybe this will help until you can find the source of your problem.  I am seeing a dermatologist tomorrow.  If that doesn't help, I will see an allergist.  I think my problem is grass allergies.  When I go outside my problem gets worse.
I do have severe grass allergies.  Zyrtec, Allegra and Claritin do not help my lips although any of them take care of my other symptoms. My lips were so bad I had to take Aleve for the pain. I have intense burning and throbbing. Vaseline alone did not help.  Good luck to all of you.
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After suffering with this for 4 months, it was my toothpaste.  I switched to 3 different toothpastes and still had the same problem.  Foolishly  I though it must be something else.  My dermatologist recommended Biotene toothpaste.  But if you are allergic to fluoride she recommended Toms.  It took 4 days for symptoms to subside.  This is really an awful thing to have.  I was in severe pain towards the end.  So sorry for all of you.
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