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Suggest treatment for dryness and peeling skin on the lips

about a year ago, the inside of my lips peeled. now the outside of my lips are always dry. its almost like their dead. the inside layer that peeled has never grown back it seems. and they're a bit darker in color compared to the outside which is almost a whiteish. I also have a little red bump on the outside of my upper lip. and to me it stands out quite a bit on my whiteish lips. my doctor said it could be a bulging blood vessle? I think about it everyday and its really annoying... it makes me sad looking up close in the mirror. also i just noticed my bottom front gum has lots of little red veins and is darker in color compared to my top gums... they dont hurt. but thats not really an issue to me compared to the little red bump on my whiteish outer upper lip. Im thinking i have some kind of disease or something. I dont even want to kiss a girl anymore.. its depressing.... Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
Mon, 21 May 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

As per your case history of dry lips, my treatment advice is -
1. Avoid sun exposure and use a good sunscreen lotion with spf more than 30.
2. Apply a lip balm with sunscreen.
3. Take a vitamin B12 supplement.

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