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Lips are numb, cracked and horrible looking

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  • Posted By: Delislices
  • January 10, 2007
  • 10:32 PM

A couple of months ago, I noticed like a cold sore type appearance on either side of my mouth. It got worse and worse, it crack, red and then my lips got so chapped I really had no sensation - could not get any moisture retention. Got a pill as if treated for a yeast infection, got some cream - it slowly went away. Back again for no reason, this week - got another pill, more cream - now, though, I feel like my lips have been out in the cold for days, they feel kind of frozen and tingling - when I put lipstick on, it is like I have just been to the Dentist for a freezing and it hasn't worn off yet. Could there be more to this than a fungal infection?? Never in all my 38 years have I ever had a cold sore..
Numb all over.

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  • Many years ago I had a similar problem and finally figured out that I was having a reaction to the cold. I used cream from the doctor and it would get better and flair up again when I went outside. This went on for a few years and then stopped. I was fine as long as I stayed inside in the winter. I have no idea why that happened except that I have allergies and the cold must have triggered a reaction. I hope you find the cause soon. Regards, Lil
    Diamond Lil 12 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 10:40 PM
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  • Extremely dry cracked swollen burning lips came on suddenly. I have tried all over the counter ointments, and they seem to keep the skin from peeling away, the underlying sensation of blistering and distress remains. My dermatologist was no help. Said it was chapped lips which of course is understating the problem tremendously.
    I have tried honey which seemed to help a little. B vitamins, Vit C, Vit E oil and gel caps. Help, anyone?
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