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Dear Sir/Ma'am,
I have this dry itchy lips line. It started just weeks after I got my tooth extraction. First, I thought it was an allergy reaction, but its been too long. So I thought its just a normal dry lips. I put lip balm everyday. But after a while, I notice its not my lips, its the UPPER and LOWER LIPS LINE where the lips and skin meet together (parts of the lips line) that really itch and dry. Its been a month until now and its not healing. I put lip balm in the morning and with moisturizer at night but still nothing happens. It starts to really itch every right after I eat or when the lip balm dries/wears off. I stop putting lip balm and moisturizer to use something natural just yesterday and replace them by putting garlic. It hurts/burns for a minute but after a while it turns fine better than lip balm or without lip balm. The lines look dry but feels okay. I survive a day without itchiness (but with dryness). And it looks having some improvement but still not healing.
Can anyone help me with this problem? I really-really want to get rid of it. Its really driving me nuts everytime it itch because the itch is really provoking me to scratch my lips line..
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replied July 10th, 2010
Hi,

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. 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 but they are available under prescripion.I suggest you to get it evaluated from a dermatologist.

I hope it helps. Take care and regards.



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replied April 25th, 2011
I am having the same problem, and i have been to the dermatologist for patch tests and nothing has shown up. she has given me both steroid creams and it still hasnt cleared and its driving me nuts beacause i just want to scratch the lips of myself. have you any other suggestions?
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replied April 25th, 2011
I am having the same problem, and i have been to the dermatologist for patch tests and nothing has shown up. she has given me both steroid creams and it still hasnt cleared and its driving me nuts beacause i just want to scratch the lips of myself. have you any other suggestions?
thanks
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replied April 25th, 2011
I am having the same problem, and i have been to the dermatologist for patch tests and nothing has shown up. she has given me both steroid creams and it still hasnt cleared and its driving me nuts beacause i just want to scratch the lips of myself. have you any other suggestions?
thanks
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replied July 10th, 2010
Thank You Dr. Singh. I dont really think this is due to Vitamin B deficiency because I am taking multivitamins everyday (eats vegetables too). Maybe you're right Dr. Singh. This might be an eczema case because I've been putting lip balm for almost a month and nothing happens. Just this day, I stopped putting garlic because it really burns. (Lip Balm - not dry but has itchiness, Garlic - no itchy but dry). But I think Garlic helps a lot even for just two days because I only have the itchiness on my right upper lip line. Today, I am using Burt's Bees Baby Bee. Its better combinantion of lip balm and garlic relief (no itchiness and dyrness). Do you think Dr. Singh if I continue to use this it will cure this problem (Burt's Bees Baby bee)?
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