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Lips dry, peeling, cracks that feel wet, more than a month

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: June 11, 2021 5:58 PM

Anonymous 3 months

My lips have been peeling and there is always skin on them for more than a month. I’ve tried lip balm but it never works and I wake up to skin all over my lips. I have also tried Keno and Dyna oral paste as suggested by pharmacists and clinic doctors, but they only seem to treat the symptoms and not the cause. Recently I have been on a week of Gingigel which is hyaluronic acid as recommended by my local pharmacist but it doesn’t seem to work and every time I wash it off it immediately starts showing skin everywhere. Stretching my skin also makes it skin. Please advise, this is a very troubling issue for me and I’m worried it may be an underlying condition. I drink at least 1.5l of water each day and have never experienced these symptoms. There has been no reduction in the amount of water I drink.

Dr Sri Viknarajan 3 months
General Practitioner

Hi and thank you for contacting us,

According to your statement, you would like to know whether your current lip condition may be caused by an underlying condition, taking note that you have tried various remedy trying to alleviate the symtopms. We will try to help you.

For your information, dry and crack lips followed by scaling or peeling can be caused by various health condition, such as:

  • allergic reaction
  • dry weather
  • dehydration
  • vitamin deficiency or overdose
  • side effect of topical medication or products

However, the symptoms can also be a sign of a more serious condition that requires further investigation by a doctor, such as

  • Yeast infection
  • Cheilitis
  • Neoplasm

Hence, you are also encouraged to talk to our doctor online, so that we can help you further.

We hope you will be satisfied with our answer.

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