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Should I be concerned about applying Mupirocin on my lips?

I have cronic chapped lips that have been peeling for years. Mostly on my upper lip . A Doctor just prescribed Mupirocin because he thinks it might be a bacterial infection . But, all I see for mupirocin is treating impetigo , which I do not have any of those syptoms. My lips do not ooze, they just peel all the time. Should I be concerened about applying Mupirocin to my lips?
Asked On : Fri, 30 Mar 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi Uta,
you are suffering from chelitis means dryness and mild cracking of lips. You need some occlusions like vasaline as a lip-guard and mild steroid creams at night. there is no use of mupirocin rite nw.
hope this will help u
Answered: Sat, 5 May 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi....dear user..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
According to Ur complaint...U have...BComplex deficiency..,
That is CHELITIS...and Angular statitis...,
So it produces dryness of lips...Xerosis.,
1) Tab...Riboflvine 3 times daily for 2 months..,
2) Cap..Cobadex forte...gsk company daily for 2 months.,
3) Use Moisturizer on the both lips..,ansd massaging
4) Take plenty of oral fluids, fresh fruits and vegetables..
Answered: Sat, 5 May 2012
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