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Suggest treatment for dry skin around lips

Hi Doc, I have a lot of dry skin under my bottom lip and a few patches over my top lip. I fear it might be the beginning of Angular Cheilitis, which is something I don't want to deal with again. Is there anything I can do now before the cracks on the corners of my lips appear?
Mon, 26 Sep 2016
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Hello,

I can understand your concern. As you have suffered from angular cheilitis previously and feel like it happening again, it might as well be start of angular cheilitis.

To stop it from developing further and heal the skin area, you should start with multivitamin supplements containing Vitamin B12 such as B-Folcin once a day for a month at least. In addition, to keep the area moist, you should apply oil or vaseline frequently over the area.

If it does not stop from progressing further or does not heal in a month, I would advise that you consult a dentist for clinical examination of the area and further treatment.

I hope this information helps you. Thank you for choosing HealthcareMagic. I wish you feel better soon.

Best,
Dr. Viraj Shah
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Suggest treatment for dry skin around lips

Hello, I can understand your concern. As you have suffered from angular cheilitis previously and feel like it happening again, it might as well be start of angular cheilitis. To stop it from developing further and heal the skin area, you should start with multivitamin supplements containing Vitamin B12 such as B-Folcin once a day for a month at least. In addition, to keep the area moist, you should apply oil or vaseline frequently over the area. If it does not stop from progressing further or does not heal in a month, I would advise that you consult a dentist for clinical examination of the area and further treatment. I hope this information helps you. Thank you for choosing HealthcareMagic. I wish you feel better soon. Best, Dr. Viraj Shah