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Spots on Upper Lip, Dark ring around mouth?

During the winter my skin becomes very very very dry. I have frequent outbreaks of eczema on my hand, and the insides of my arms. In addition to all this, my upper lip has spots on it, and I have a dark ring around my mouth. I think the spots are from sun damage, as my lips were a very light pink when I was younger. The dark ring around my mouth goes away depending on what I eat. Its very irritating to be itchy and dry all the time, and I need a change.

What recommendations do you have for very dry skin and sun damaged lips?
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563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
It can be due to eczema also because cheilitis and damaged lips are common after atopic dermatitis or eczema. Take some vitamin B complex for some days and see if your symptoms improve. Also 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.

Eat foods high in calcium, magnesium and flaxseed oil. If a week of compresses and emollients don't do the trick, you can add topical steroids after consulting 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.

Avatar universal
Hi,

I don't have money to spend on high-quality organic foods, but I take a B complex vitamin twice a day. Is it safe to take a flaxseed supplement and multivitamin along with it?
563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
You can take multivitamins but then do not take vitamin B separately as most of the multivitamins contain vitamin B as well. You should take multivitamins for some days  and if the symptoms persist then get an evaluation done by a dermatologist.

I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
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