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     pinching in scrotum     HelloIamveryworrieda92652 Enter your comments here poignancy     sudden cold shakes     what means put it a joint back into place     oddly colored stools     ifiusepreganewsnigot1linepinkn1redthanwhatdoesitmeans     Itc     Search for answers     High BP     Search for answers     constipation of chieldren     Severepaininrightkneewhencomingoutofbentpostionan     Search for answers     aranoid     Search for answers     tingling in leg     refill pain meds     sciatica     Search for answers     canamassbecancer     my muscLes on my left leg feels tight     Bumps on both sides of head     what can cause a positive test for cocain if u dont use     sprain or broke     broken ankle     what is shingles     HASTMETHUN KYA HAI     omaprsol     penicillin     Search for answers     Mera name karmchand hai mai 45 days bavosir se preshan hu pleas any medicine jo 100 thik kare     neck hurts     Mygirlfriendhashadastubbornco     sakit urat kaki     Search for answers     painful tongue     parenchymaldensityoflung     hittothechest     strawberries     night fevers fatigue     Painful tongue     weight loss     thumb seizing up     how can i make woman preg     sytom for ulcers stomach     ABDOMINAL PAIN     Is there any change when a woman starts having sex     Ihaveaswollenredear     cleaningboils     dental hygiene     Lung Parenchymal Density     can bood transfusion of pregnant women affect the fetus     search     1     search     Search for answers     dizziness urinary tract infection     excessivenightsweatingthatsmellssoururineorv     Search for answers     electrocardiogram ecg anccillary     Search for answers     my sys mmhg is 117 my dia mmhg is 89 is this high for the age of 35     Search for answers     prognosis for heart with pacemaker working 100     transvaginal reports     Search for answers     Silance     Search for answers     DearDoctorJabbhimeinapniwifekesathsexkarnelagtahutomera3ya4minmeinspermnikaljatahaiormeriwifekabhibhimeresesatisfiednahihotisopleasesuggestmekimeinushekaishesatisfiedkaruormerapenisjyadastrongnahihota     low testosterone     anaethetics     Ihaveredspotsattheroofofmymouth     howmuchdomedicaldoctorsgetpaid     cough sore throat 3 weeks fever congestion     Search for answers     changeoralcontraceptivetime     Hernia     BEDSHURE     Whatwouldcausebrownspotsinsidethe     can you fuction with testecal     hands sore fall asleep     dna pcr test for hiv     skin cancer     kya hoga     lower back pain in 6 year old     spotting nausea abdominal pain     Cotinine in your system     Crohn     cure for likorea     bumps     toe web     What is pylorest indicated for     knee replacement     tampons     anus globus     games     ruined pain medication     black legs     diazepam solution     black legs     HASTMETHUNKYAHAI     HeatExhaustionwLightHeadednessDiaherraTunnelVision     headachenumb figertipsaching neckback and legs     blocked sinuses     licoria     ResultEnubyArbiny     lumpatvaginaopening     

©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