For the last couple of months I have been getting a burning sensation in my top lip which is quite painful. After that subsides the skin on my top lip starts to crack/peel off which is not very attractive and my lip remains a very red colour like it has been burnt!
Vaseline and Blistex relieve my lips but the dryness takes quite a long time to heal. When I haven't got any vaseline on I find it very difficult not to lick my lips as they feel so sore which is the worst thing to do I know.
The other morning I brushed my teeth as normal and the symptons came on straight away. The only thing that I can think burnt my top lip is my toothpaste which is:
[B]Aquafresh Extreme Clean Whitening [/B]
For the past few months I have been using a whitening toothpaste of some brand. Could this be the cause of my dry painful lips? Could I be having an allergic reaction to one of the ingrediants?
Has anyone else experienced these symptons?
I'm off to the shops tomorrow to buy a sensitive or organic toothpaste to see if this helps!![/QUOTE]
I have recently had really dry, burning, occasionally swollen and sore lips too. It was driving me crazy and no amount of moisturising would help. I go to a great chiropractor in Sydney, Australia, Gina Martins. Gina is also a natural therapist, incorporating kinesiology and homoeopathics, vitamins etc. Gina tested me with kinesiology and it came up that I was suffering a virus. She prescribed homoeopathic drops for virus. 3 drop 3 x day for 3 days then 6 drops 3 x day for 3 days then 9 drops, 3 x per day until the bottle was finished. The homoeopathic she gave me is from Deseret Biologicals Inc. Virus 25 mls oral liquid - homoeopathic detox. See if you can find where to buy near to you. I can't se any other contact details on the bottle as Gina put her practice label over the top. After about 3 weeks my lips feel back to normal after months of burning and dryness. I hardly even need lip balm now, maybe just once per day. I hope others will read this and try it too. If changing toothpaste doesn't help, you might want try homoeopathics. All the very best