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Dry areas around lips, flaking, dead skin, spot above lip. Treatment?

Hey, I ve had dry areas around my lips for at least 5 months, maybe less. It comes after maybe a day of not washing my face and looks very flaky and kind of pink. Sometimes it will be random flakes, other times there will be almost circular shapes, and whenever I rub it with my sleeve dead skin comes off. Now I ve had one specific spot right above my lip that is always pink and is always flaky. What could this be?
Asked On : Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
seem to be fungus
as the fungus is very difficult to remove from body
you can start using tab fluconazole once a wk for 6 wk
add anti allergic for itch sos
apply antifungal ointment for long
keep airy dry
no oily soaps shampoo and creams
non fatyy non greesy diet fo few wk
Answered: Tue, 3 Sep 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Rahul Kumar's  Response
Thanks for the query.

Dry lips are a common thing and may not be related to any particular disease.

Most often they are there due to weather changes.

In some cases medication like lipid lowering agents can also cause dry lips.

Just apply white petroleum jelly ( vaseline).

If it persists for more than a month ,

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Tue, 3 Sep 2013
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