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 |



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.)  


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.




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     actionblog     signup     vitamine     prolomet xl 125     signup     ihavetinycircle     pregnencyproblem     leg and foot ulcers     SPHINCTER     jock     fattyliversymptoms     ihavechilles than sweating     bulgingdiscfrom     ihavetinycircle     Electric supplies flint mi     nexplanonandstjohnswort     insideofbuttswollen     Twitching thumb     erectile dysfunction     I AM LACTAING WHEN NEVER BEEN PREGANANT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN     i AM DIAB ETIC AND i TAKE MEDICATION FOR THAT HOWEVER i AM IN CONSTANT PAIN AND TAKE HYDROCODONE 10660 AND NOTICED THAT i HAVE NOT BEEN PEEING ALL DAY AND MAYBE ONCE T NIGHT AND i DRINK LOTS OF FLUIDS WHY     sting     how to increase penis size     ativan     sexual intercourse with a boy     cold sores     sharp stbbing pain in stomach     what antibotic is commonally used for abscessed tooth     swol     Pterygium     sores that wont heal     where is spondylosis pillow available     will using otomize ear spray prevent microgyman from working properly     can cefspan and ciprofloxacin given together     When I was a kid my mentally ill grandmother put Raid on my head for licewhat are the side effects     large ankles on a small body frame     fatpuusy     depoprovera     blood dripping out of my eye     lightheaded all the time     buzzing legs     what is Binswangers Disease     brainhemorrhagesurgeryquestion70672     hands drawing up     signup     toecurling     bad breath     ache in breast     excess water in body     How long does nustrate last in your body if u used for a year     sneezing cough congestion aches     hysterectomy     lowtemperature     Asymptomatic     how to get a piece of glass out your hand     pigeontoed     what does lethyrox 100 look like     Whydoyousayfreeandthenaskformoney     what are the best suppositries     thyroid11394     mylittleonefellseemsfinebuthadadentonherhead     Seroquel     what does lethyrox 100 look like     first started haivng sex     MyLeftAndRightLegIsTingling     why my eyeballs turned yellow     Ihavenoticedvertical     HeatExhaustionwLightHeadednessDiaherraTunnelVision     Search for answers     prognosis for heart with pacemaker working 100     Search for answers     symptoms of low blood pressure     Search for answers     Ihaveanenlargedcommon     WHATRTHESIDEEFFECTSOFUDILIV     tramadol     I have a sore throat do I have a cold     BEDOYECTO PROPIEDADES     how can stop unwanted pregency     Vagifem vaginal tabs and vaginal infection     backpain68567     forums     cheeks going inside     coverit     At     Searsmell in urinech for answers     enterococus germ how does it get into the urinary tract     sohagrat ka din rokto barhoi     what is malaise     Search for answers     afterheartattackwenwatercomesinlungsthenhowitremves     Search for answers     painonleftsideaboveribcageandpainradiatingaround     melanoma stage 1a     click sound when I lie down     Heart skip     impetigo     actionblog     feelinglightheadedtiredanddizzytook2testsoneyes     genericcialisdangerous     Search for answers     whatwouldasmalllumpknotontheback     IfpatientallergictoEpinephrin     bone tb     dysplasia     Search for answers     I dont want to go to school i am really stressed between schoolwork and things going on at home it is hard for me to do anything i feel really tired all the time I mean i get 78 hours of sleep every night but i just dont want to get up of a mo     Search for answers     xanthoma     Search for answers     swollen lymph node     what is fullness of pelvicalyceal     timescales for cancer     Ardor y dorlo seno izquierdo     im 14 weeks pregnant and keep throwing up     tinglingsensationonmyupperleftpartofmyback     Ihaveabumpthatappears     Search for answers     small bruises for no reason     Search for answers     masturbation lead to infertility in men     register     forums     signup     what antibiotic will i need to treat pulse at the end of the penis     Gunk in eyes     whatarethesymptomsof     side effects from lamictal     isfemaleejaculationreal     small bruises for no reason     enak     

©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