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Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: hello doctor,

My name is XXXX and i have been battling severe dry lips for more than two years ... i have been using vaseline and have stopped using it for the last four months as i have oily skin and it gave me acne .... i am using seabed lip balm and sometimes hydrocortisone acetate cream as per doctors in this forum advise .... yesterday i felt flaky crusty and itchy like feeling in the left corner of the lower side vermillion border and i wiped the flakiness of the lip using cotton bud post which i got some burning sensation and redness and i applied hydrocortisone cream for the entire lower lip vermillion border and slept and wiped the cream only in the afternoon as i got up very late today but after wiping i saw a red spot in the centre of the lower kip vermillion border andd it been like that since the afternoon generally the redness goes off but today it is not going i am very scared ..... i have always been scared of herpes and since i am very skeptical i have tested last year in two different labs and both came negative since then i have been very careful .... i always use my own tumbler my own plate i don't kiss even my husband .... nor anyone ....i don't share anyone food .... still i am very scared ... i am sharing the pics please help me ..... i don't feel any pain or irritation as such but still i am scared
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 31 hours later
Brief Answer:
seem to be Rosaceae

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query and photograph.

I can see a lot of redness on your cheek and chin.
Such redness is seen in Rosaceae.

Just relax it is not herpes or any other communicable disease.

I treat such cases with topical Metronidazole gel to be applied at night and a sunscreen with SPF 50 in morning.

You can also take a short course of capsule Doxycycline 100 mg daily for 15 days in consultation with your doctor.

Hope this helps you.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar 3 days later
Hello doctor
I am currently put up in XXXXXXX and I cannot. It the medicine that you have mantioned here as and when I can can you please let me know if hydrocortisone acetate cream can be used as an alternative also some general cream for the face also can coconut oil be used . I am attaching some pics ... lease so let me know if there is any abnormalities as such
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 14 hours later
Brief Answer:
Use coconut oil

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up.
Hydrocortisone acetate must not be used on regular basis.It is a steroid and can harm you. Occasionally you can use it .

Coconut oil is very safe and can be used on regular basis; however it won't be of much help.
The medication I have mentioned earlier must be tried once.
Probably you can try once you are back to XXXXXXX

Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar 2 days later
Hello doctor
I have attached few pics of my upper lip where the left side of the upper lip feels weird like some pimple is going to come since morning but no itching or anything as such only weird sensation also the lips are very dry I keep applying sebamed what should I do I am very much scared can I continue using Vaseline ? Also I have settled in XXXXXXX so please suggest me some solution for the same
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 15 hours later
Brief Answer:
Use sebamed and cortisone

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up and photographs.
At present there are no pimples but redness is there.
You can continue with sebamed and in between and can use cortisone cream twice a week.
This should help you.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar 2 days later
Hello doctor,

I have attached few pics of my right side lower lip and the right side chin area ... in that chin area right side you could see a white pimple like it is hurting me badly ... when I try to move my chin for eating or laughing it is hurting also the right side lower vermillion border feels warm I am feeling very scared please help me what could this be ? Please suggest me some good mouthwash which will not affect my lips or the skin outside now that you very well know of my skin type from the pictures please suggest
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 14 hours later
Brief Answer:
Use tea tree oil

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up and photograph.
It is looking like an inflamed acne.
Apply a broad spectrum antibiotic cream like mupirocine twice daily for a week.
This should help you.
Every time you send a photograph, I can see lot of oil on your face.
You need to get rid of this oil on your face which is the main cause of acne.
Strictly cut down oil intake totally.
Don't eat any fast food like pizza or burger or bakery products.
You need to wash your face once in every three hours and wipe with soft cloth.
You can use a drying face wash like tea tree oil.
Drink plenty of water.
Hope this helps you.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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