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Severe chapping of Lips, Darkened, Chapping, etc

I think I've got a rare case of something.  

Not sure if this is a fungus, a case of herpes (HSV), or what ??
Severely chapped lips, darkened, shaded on the edges, cracked, dry lip tissue.
What's going on ?

Of course, I'd be able to research elsewhere online (other forums) or even get a pro diagnosis, from an online medical professional.  Site/Resource Recommendations ?
[  I've gone to local MD, and Dermatologist, and have not gotten any answers  ]  


I posted images of my condition - this was a few months ago - still looks the same with some change too:
http://imgur.com/JOokgGo,buo6Mml

Thanks in advance.   I'm looking for resources;  The only thing I'm taking now is Vitamins and Lysine.
Although I've added link to photos, If It would help to add picture attachment, I can do that, also.
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photos at imgur
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It could be dysplasia.  
563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
Firstly,It can be due to vit B deficiency.Take some vitamin B complex for some days and see if your symptoms improve.
Secondly,it can be due to atopic dermatitis or eczema("Atopic" refers to a group of diseases where there is often an inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever). Cheilitis(Inflammation of the skin on and around the lips)is often seen in atopic dermatitis.Diagnosed by bld test like RAST.Treatment is by topical steroids or oral therapy of corticosteroids in severe cases.Topical creams like tacrolimus ointment (Protopic) and pimecrolimus cream (Elidel) are also useful.

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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