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Suggest treatment for chronic dry lips while on Carbimazole

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Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

Answered : 2919 Questions

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Yes I've had chronic dry lips for about 6 months . I've tried everything to help.
I think increasing Endep from 25 mg to 50 Mg daily has caused this .
My Mouth Is Not Dry.... Just lips!
My eyes were dry aswell but gel eye drops have helped.
I'm on a low dose of carmibozole for overactive thyroid . All of my levels are normal at the moment.
I eat a lot of yoghurt , almonds and drink 3-4 tea or coffees per day
Not excessive .
I walk for 30-40 minutes most days in cool climate .
I drink 6-8 glasses of water per day.
I'm going through copious amounts of lip balms every week applying 6-10 times a day sometimes more.
Vaseline and pawpaw only dry lips out more and last only 10 minutes.
I get most relief from Dermal ip balm but seems to be having less effect of late .
Feel like I'm going insane
What else can I do?.
I'm a 54 year old woman . I have never had this problem before
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 2 hours later
Brief Answer:

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on your description and history, it's likely to be cheilitis which involves inflammation of the lips and may include the perioral skin.

In my patients in addition to lip balms and vasline , I advise zinc, folic acid and vitamin b complex supplementation. Paraffin locally also works very well in dried and cracked lips.

Please consultyour doctor before taking any medication

Wishing you best of health


Dr M.S Khalil

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