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red around lips

When I was younger around 11 I use to lick my lips and soon it worsened a lot and turned into a messy infection of some sort. I went to dermatologist and was given bunch of different creams. It took awhile to clear up since my lips are very prone to being dry.

I'm currently 21 and ever since then I've always had a red lining of my lips. Its especially visible on the lower lip, and gets redder after I eat or if it's irritated. I have to be careful not to get food on it or else it tends to get red and kinda itchy.

Is there any way to get rid of it? or make it better?
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563773 tn?1374246539
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,

The lesion that you have described sounds like a scar with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

The treatment for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation includes various skin creams like hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream and laser treatment.Apply hydroquinone cream on this line and it should go away in a few days to months.If it still persists then you can go in for laser treatment, Chemical peeling or microdermabrasion. Avoid picking, harsh scrubbing, and abrasive treatments unless prescribed by a dermatologist during this period.

Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted if you have any additional queries.Kind regards.

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Hey, I have a smilar problem. I was wondering if you resolved your problem? Please help with some advice, greatly appreciate it.
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