This question was answered on Fri 27, Nov 2009 04:07pm by Dr.Kokil Mathur

swollen, reddened, chapped, painful lips

    
Asked by jrobinson45 (Male; 50 ) on Fri 27, Nov 2009 12:42pm

Lips have been swollen, reddened, dry, throbbing, painful on and off for 2 weeks. Getting worse. Possible causes and treatment?

Actions: | Forward |
Answer


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post
Answer by Dr.Kokil Mathur  on Fri 27, Nov 2009 04:07pm:

Hi Welcome to the AMD forum! The symptoms that you are having can be due to stomatitis. Irritation and fissuring in the corners of the lips is termed angular stomatitis. It can also extend to lips and area around it resulting in swollen, reddened, painful lips. Most common causes are iron deficiency anemia, or vitamin B deficiencies. Try taking some iron supplements and multivitamins for some days and see if the symptoms persist. They can also be caused by allergies and infections. You could either be suffering from contact dermatitis or from allergy to some food. You should get an allergy test done, either a skin test or RAST, to know what you are allergic to. Contact dermatitis could be due to tooth pastes, mouth cleansers, spoons, cups, glasses, food items, cosmetics, shampoos, etc, basically anything that comes in contact with your lips. Another possibility is eczema. Herpes infection is another possibility if there is a history of kissing or sexual contact (can get aggravated in presence of vitamin deficiencies, dry cracked lips, infections etc). Cool moist compress, calamine lotion, oral anti histamines etc are helpful if allergy or dermatitis or eczema is suspected. Taking a bland diet, not too hot and avoiding spicy food will help. If you can pinpoint what started these symptoms, these home remedies may help. The correct treatment will depend on the correct diagnosis. You can try the enumerated home remedies. If they do not help, consult your PCP. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!

If you find the site useful, please consider making a donation.  Click the button to donate.   

Please rate my answer (select the stars, no need to log in.)  

Comments:

Comment by Dr. Srivastava on Sat 28, Nov 2009 07:21am:

Comment by on Fri 11, Mar 2011 09:21am:
The area around your mouth to be chapped and swollen, itchy chapped lips caused eczema or dermatitis. Try to spare yourself allergens of it.

Comment by Margaret on Mon 14, Mar 2011 01:51pm:
For two days the corners of my mouth have been cracked and painful, then today when I wake up my mouth/lips are swollen, painful and feel burned or severely chapped. My concern is that for about 6 weeks my husband, adult daughter and myself have begun juicing veggies to get more nutrients. While the greens I add to the juice vary from day to day, carrots and beets have been a constant. My daughter's palm's are very orange today and I've got this lip thing going on. My husband, who has liver cancer, is pretty much the same is suffering no strange symptoms.

This question is open for comments.  Please share your opinion.

Comments


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post


 
What users are searching right now on Ask Medical Doctor:
Search for answers     Milddysplasiaofthevag     Search for answers     douhaveapillinperitaltostopufromgettingpregnant     Search for answers     Search for anscan atripla and valtrex be taken togetherwers     Search for answers     Acnonac     what20is20clear20drip20penis20arroused     Search for answers     what is trichomoniasis     Search for answers     synthrod     Search for answers     Cou     Search for answers     amonia     Search for answers     pathophysiology of feural effusion     Search for answers     Hydrocoel effect in sexual problem     Search for answers     can a person have sex with a woman having likoria     enlargedlymphnodes     Search for answers     what is back pain between shoulder blades     hemaspermia     Afterusingthebathroom2Ihavealonglastingsoreness     Skinisitchypeelingbut     whatissarcoma     OccasionalBurningStinginginsidetipofpenisandsmalll     is it bleeding happens when you have thyroid problem     medica     Constipation     payment     breast     PRICE     cracklingsounds     ihavetinycircleb     Dark edges on nails     moles     canjaDerapillsbetakenifaperson     thigh pain     IknowIamnotpregnantbutsometimesItfeelslikeababy     what20is20washing20the20womb     braina     recurrent diarhea fever pain     obese fluid leak abdomen     weltsbelowtheribcage     amforal     Development of breast     what is a type II acromion process with mild osteoarthritic changes at the ac joint     I amoke cigaretts How long must I stop before my preop     ihavebeenexperiencing     Search for answers     canamassbecancer     Search for answers     weight20gain2020periods     Search for answers     transmyelitis     canamassbecancer     Search for answers     hydrocortisonecreamlikedermacort     Search for answers     canamassbecancer     venous     Search for answers     canamassbecancer     Possible Rabies infection from bat without direct contact with the animal     My teridium is not that thickis there any oral medication to that     Search for answers     canamassbecancer     Oral sex dangerous in likorea     Search for answers     canamassbecancer     Search for answers     canamassbecancer     shelcal     fatty liver symptoms     askquestionsforfree     Dry cracked hands     SearchforanWhatarenamesofandlocationsofsinusesswers     dangerousbloodsugarlevels     Gastrointestinaliss     Clipped fallopian tube     anal bleeding when i dodo     BrownvaginalDischargelowironlastpregnancydelivery     band     white head removal     coughing headache     candermatitisatopiccauselesionsthatscabover26228 Result     Sticky     COLD CHILLS     my17montholdisrunningafeve     how much estragen does a man take in with oral sex     Isitokaytotakemetoprololandlisi     NauseaeverytimeIstandup     cant have a bowel movement because my anus balloons up like swollen please help     dark     fungus nail     bent vein below penis     one swollen nipple     LETHYROX 50 MG     Diphenhydramine     bed bugs bite     mesothelioma     watching porn     why i sweat on left side of body and head only     arm pain     Can i push my scalp forward     Pain in pubic area     yeast infection     IHAVEAHARD     Before     run     i have chlamydia a long time now and im scared wat happens next     Severepaininareaofrightshoulderb     what causes anosmia     gonohrea crawling     symptonsofmultiplemyeloma     melanoma     pain on left side     waterleakingfrommyleg     statuspost     i have bumps that stick out and they start getting purple     Ijusthadamoleremoved     Green colo vaginal discharge     DearDoctorIma39yearoldwomanwho     itchy vagina     ear problems     Yeast     dull     some     

©2011 - Ask Medical Doctor  |  All Rights Reserved
The site is not a replacement for professional medical opinion, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment or making any changes to existing treatment. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical advice based on information written by any author on this site. No health questions and information on AskMedicalDoctor is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a medical doctor. Posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author, and not the administrators, moderators, or editorial staff and hence AskMedicalDoctor and its principals will accept no liabilities or responsibilities for the statements made.

Home | Terms & Conditions | Contact Us | Frequently Asked Questions | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Advertise with us
Stats