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very very dry lips

For around the past year i have had very VERY dry lips. I have tried every lipsalve carmex vaseline ect on the market and nothing helps. In addition on the bottom right hand corner it is very red around the corner of the lip and looks like my lip is extended in a weird shape. I went to the doctors and he prescribed daktacort which worked for a while but then around a week later it became more red and sore.
Please help, its hard getting a doctors app at this time of year i would appreciate and help its really bugging me!
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563773 tn?1374246539
It seems like that you are having cheilitis. Since it is chronic,  so 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 blood 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.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and regards.

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681148 tn?1437661591
In addition to what was already said, I would suggest taking extra riboflavin.  It is water soluble.  I have the same problem and for the reason the doctor already suggested.  But, when I started taking the extra riboflavin (vitamin B2) as suggested by my neurologist as a migraine preventative, the extreme skin peeling on my lips calmed down considerably.

Also, get your B12 level checked.  It's one of the vitamin levels that can be checked.  You can still supplement it and all, but you need to find out if it's low or not.  My doctor checked mine and said it was fine.  She explained that the levels are stored in the liver and only need to be checked about every three years, unless there is a problem.  

Also, consider taking a B complex formula.  Most of the B vitamins are water soluble.  I started taking the highest amount available through Trader Joe's, which is inexpensive to hopefully take care of the other B vitamins.  It seems that even though I've had problems taking B complex in the past that their formula doesn't bother me.

I also take one 800 mcg folic acid capsule each day.  You don't need massive volumes of this one, but it is a necessary nutrient and will help the skin in addition to all else that it does.

I actually learned about this on this site.
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