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4 days ago I ate bread with Rosemary in it.  It burned my lips and maybe it was because they were dry.  Since then I have developed tiny bunmps on my lips and the last 2 mornings my lips are swollen and still very dry.  I can't put enough lipstick or chapstick on them to sooth the felling.  They are continueing to get worse.  I don't think now it was the Rosemary.  What could thisbe?  Thank you.
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209987 tn?1451935465
Could be an allergic reaction to something you ate.
Could be small cold sores.
Could be impetigo.

Too many could be's. lol
You'll need to see a doctor in order to figure that one out.
563773 tn?1374246539
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
From the symptoms it can be due to an allergic reaction or food allergy. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps.

For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used. Also use good quality moisturizers and Vaseline on your lips.
If the symptoms persist then get it evaluated from a dermatologist.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.


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