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Suggest treatment for cheilitis

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Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017
Question: my upper lip flares up randomly every other day, its gets red and its itchy, it flakes when it flares up and flakes when its not flared up
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be cheilitis, cortisone cream, moisturising cream & antihistaminic

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
According to your complaints it seems to be cheilitis which is inflammation of the lips.
It can be due to cold dry weather, extreme heat, excessive sun exposure, change of toothpaste or lip balm or any food allergy.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply a topical steroid like cortisone cream on the itchy and flaky areas twice daily along with frequent and liberal application of a moisturising cream containing white soft paraffin on the entire lips 3-4 times in a day.
For itching take antihistaminic like tablet Cetrizine 10 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (7 hours later)
its not located on the lip its on the area of the skin thats located above your lips
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Upload pictures

Detailed Answer:
I would recommend you to upload the photographs of the affected area so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (29 minutes later)
here are some pictures
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can't see any pictures.

Detailed Answer:
I can't see any pictures.
Kindly upload them again or contact - YYYY@YYYY
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Suggest treatment for cheilitis

Brief Answer: Seems to be cheilitis, cortisone cream, moisturising cream & antihistaminic Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic According to your complaints it seems to be cheilitis which is inflammation of the lips. It can be due to cold dry weather, extreme heat, excessive sun exposure, change of toothpaste or lip balm or any food allergy. If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply a topical steroid like cortisone cream on the itchy and flaky areas twice daily along with frequent and liberal application of a moisturising cream containing white soft paraffin on the entire lips 3-4 times in a day. For itching take antihistaminic like tablet Cetrizine 10 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching. Regards Dr Asmeet