What causes dryness on lips and white patches around lips?

Posted on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 in Pregnancy
Question: Hi., I have been taking oats for daily breakfast recently for past 4 months.. Sometime I skip breakfast as well and evening for snacks also sometime I'll take oats..

I have got dry lips now. Getting white patches around my lips. I'm adjusting with lip care now. Also my hair fall is more nowadays.. I think I'm loosing lot of hairs. I did don't have dandruff recently but I got now.. I have been using shampoo previously but I'm using natural stuffs..

So I have two concerns now one is hair fall and dry lips with white patches around my lips.
Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain 43 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Simple precautions advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir thanks for trusting health care magic.
I understand your health concerns but these are all dryness related problems which are related to change in weather.
So take care of following points -
- take a lot of water daily
- drink fruit juices and milk on regular basis
- take at least 5 almonds and walnuts a day.
- increase your protein intake in the form of pulses, cottage cheese, eggs, soyabean.
- avoid hot and humid climate for long and wash your hair regularly at least with water
- keep using organic and natural bath products and thus avoid chemical stuff
On lips apply any moisturizer and and keep clean and moist.
For dandruff shift to ketoconazole based shampoo like nizral which will show its effect in 3-5 washes only.
Don't apply any hair oil or hair gel at all.
Don't exchange your comb or towel with anyone in case you stay in a hostel
I hope these simple measures will help you lots.
Take care
Dr Manisha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Manisha Jain 10 minutes later
Thanks for the reply. I'm increased my water intake nowadays.. Still problem persists. I take head bath once in 3 days. Only thing got changed in my schedule is I switched to new company now and for past four months I take only oats for breakfast and milk. No other items and sometime I skip. Does this cause hair loss and dry lips? Does intake of oats causes this? Taking only oats and milk for breakfast is enough? Or do I need to take some other things also. Please let me know. Also I'm concerned huge about my hair loss. Two sides of my head lost so much of hair. Please see the attached pics. I'm using XXXXXXX as attached in pics. As u advised do I need to take some other kind of shampoo instead of this. Hope mera powder is natural and doesn't cause hair loss please explain. I'm planning to take 3-5 eggs per day 3 for breakfast and 2 during dinner is it okay?
Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
Simple precautions advised

Detailed Answer:
Oats can cause dryness in case you don't consume enough amount of water and in winters.
But not so much hair loss as you just told me.
Only oats and milk in breakfast is a complete meal and especially if you don't feel hungry then nothing to worry.
I have seen the attached picture.
This is androgenic baldness and is common after 25 years of age and in case no hairfall is there from rest of the scalp then this has nothing to do with meals.
But in case you have generalized hair loss then increase your protein intake and avoid pollution and dust in hair at all times
As far as eggs are concerned you are planning a right thing and at least 4 eggs a day for 2-3 months will show you significant improvement for sure. XXXXXXX brand is some simple herbal brand, it might be good but will only prevent you from damage but to deal with dandruff you should take special shampoo which has ketoconazole for at least 2-3 months and you will yourself notice the difference.
Take care.
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