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Lip swelling followed by bunch of circular spots on mouth, lip darkness. Had used petroleum jelly, chap-stick. Will it subside?

I use to have a swollen lip, i have been cleaning it by applying a wet warm towel for 30 seconds than applying petroleum jelly on for 4 minutes afterwards i clean the jelly off using a wet warm towel, and finally i put on chapstick. Now my lips isnt swollen anymore but has a bunch of circle spots around my mouth and my lips are getting darker. Was that a good way to clean my lips and do you know the cause of my lips getting darker? Also, do you know if the circle spots will go away?
Asked On : Mon, 30 Jul 2012
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hi i think it is due to your chapstick is a kind of irritant dermatitis.or it may be due warm towel causing circular and black pigmentation.yes stop applying chap stict and warm towel darkness disappears and circular spots also disappear.if not subsided apply petroleum jelly and apply fusibet ointment over the lesions
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