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What causes dry lips and altered taste in the mouth?

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Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha

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Posted on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 in General Health
Question: I am experiencing dry lips that taste bloody, but there are no bruises. As well as dry mouth and thirst; I am worried it could be the start of herpes? I hope no
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not herpes

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

Dry lips and altered taste in the mouth could mean Vit B complex deficiency. I suggest you to start Vit b complex tablets which is easily available in all pharmacy. Please continue taking them one tablet a day for a month.

This symptom is not a sign of herpes.

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Follow up: Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 14 minutes later
Phew! I was scared it was an early symptom of cold sores, thank you very much
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 0 minute later
Brief Answer:
Follow up

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for getting back

I am glad I was of help

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