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Suggest treatment for cheilitis

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Posted on Thu, 4 May 2017
Question: Hello Dr
My lips is getting dry and getting broken down a bit. I am using petroleum jelly but not getting much benefits.
pl help
regards
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Cheilitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr.kakkar (dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.

You have cheilitis i.e inflammation of lips which can present as dryness and cracking of lips. Cheilitis can be due to vitamin deficiency or sometimes due to harsh weather and excess sun exposure.
I would suggest you to use Flutivate cream, twice daily, for a week. Thereafter you may use a lip balm with SPF, regularly e.g Chaptex lip balm.
I would also suggest you to take a B-complex vitamin supplement, once daily e.g Becosule- Z Capsule.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (17 minutes later)
Thanks for advice!
For how many days, I have to take B Complex vitamin supplements? Can I take Revital @place of Becosule Z or which one will better e.g Revital or Becosule Z?
Thanks & regards
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Cheilitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Take at least a month of B complex vitamin. Take Becosule Z capsules.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Cheilitis Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I am dr.kakkar (dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern. You have cheilitis i.e inflammation of lips which can present as dryness and cracking of lips. Cheilitis can be due to vitamin deficiency or sometimes due to harsh weather and excess sun exposure. I would suggest you to use Flutivate cream, twice daily, for a week. Thereafter you may use a lip balm with SPF, regularly e.g Chaptex lip balm. I would also suggest you to take a B-complex vitamin supplement, once daily e.g Becosule- Z Capsule. Regards