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Suggest alternative medicine for factitious cheilitis

I am a final year medical student suffering from factitious cheilitis (due to lip sucking behavior)
I was prescribed triamcinolone and have been using it for the past seven months ( applying once in the morning and night )
Are there any other measures which helps me get rid off this condition as i am very much concerned about the long term use of steroids
Note: good oral hygiene practice, no mineral and vitamin deficiencies , lft is normal
Chapped lips on washing with water produces whitish coat (predominantly lower lip )
Tue, 12 Dec 2017
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
hello,
daily application of butter(unsalted) or coconut oil thrice a day is helpful.marigold( Calendula officinalis) oil can also be used for external application.
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Suggest alternative medicine for factitious cheilitis

hello, daily application of butter(unsalted) or coconut oil thrice a day is helpful.marigold( Calendula officinalis) oil can also be used for external application.