Soar - are you still experiencing the same symptoms? I feel for you! I'm sure you've tried anything and everything, but just to make sure, lets do a checklist:
1) Have you used an anti-yeast cream on your lips?
2) Tried Hydrocortisone?
3) Tried Plain old petroleum jelly?
4) Taken Vitamin B2 or Iron supplements?
5) Switched to milder toothpaste?
6) Avoided acidic foods on the lips (like lemonade or tomato sauce)?
7) Checked for dry mouth syndrome?
Your condition sounds like angular cheilitis, or perleche. If you've tried all of the above I'm at a loss. Hope another poster can help you!
Thanks both of you for responding!! I appreciate it.... I have not checked for dry mouth syndrome....the only thing I have not tried. I have tried anti-yeast and hydrocortizone creams and they tend to burn my lips, but I will try desitin cream. Worth a try! I just starting taking b vitamin supplements so we shall see!!
A co-worker of mine had the same problem, and even though the anti-yeast and hydrocortisone creams burned and made her lips tingle, the dermatologist was very firm that she should continue using them (he said that the burning is due to the inflamation and is not a side effect of the creams). So she kept up with it for about a month and her condition did improve. Not sure if it will help you at this point, but just something I remember. That being said, don't try those creams again until you clarify with your doctor the significance of the symptoms (just in case).
Your condition sounds like angular cheilitis, or perleche. If you've tried all of the above I'm at a loss. Hope another poster can help you![/QUOTE]
Yes, I have angular chelitis (as told by the doctor/dermatolagist), and he suggested me to put an anti yeast cream on the corners and a layer of hydrocortizone on the rest of my lips for excema. :::Sighs::: Hope this works for me....it has been a long time since my lips actually looked and felt great!!!! Thanks for all the help!! Cassie
I have seen many doctors re: this situation....What I gather is that I have excema, a possible food allergy, and maybe a vitamin b defiency. Right now, my lips are looking better. However, Saturday I woke up and my lips were swollen and had little tiny red bumps on them....The night before I ate chicken that had bbq sauce on it. The spices may have created an allergic reaction....Sunday, my lips were not swollen but the sides again were cracking. Ouchy!!! Today, my lips are cleared up so I dunno. I am keeping a little notepad of my symptoms, and what I eat, etc. We shall see! The most recent doc suggested I drink out of a straw, and use only regular-cavity control toothpaste.... (not tartar control or whitening jazz) I will keep you informed as I have a regular dermatology appt. in a few weeks. Take care~ Cassie