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lip rash/irritation NOT caused by herpes.. not a cold sore

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  • Posted By: marajane2008
  • November 19, 2008
  • 03:23 AM

Okay.. I need some help!

This started at the beginning of September, when I got a lip rash that stayed for a week. It started small, just one one area of my lip as small red bumps, which tingled and itched and soon spread to the rest of my lips. Sometimes the bumps break open and then crust, sometimes they dry and peel, sometimes they're just red bumps.

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It comes for a week, then is gone for a week before returning for another week, etc. (it is a vicious cycle)
I have never had any lip problems before the first occurrence of this rash
The rash has been, at one point or another, on every area of my lips (outside only)
There are no irritations inside my mouth
The rash does not spread past the boundaries of my lips
There are no rashes anywhere else on my body
I have introduced no new things to my body (no change in diet, toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, lip balm, living situation, people that I come into contact with, medicines, etc.); nothing new except for this stupid lip irritation
It is not contagious - my fiance has not gotten any of this from me, he has experienced no symptoms
I feel perfectly fine, except for the tingling/itching/burning/discomfort of my lips
my lips sometimes swell when the irritation is present




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  • Hi! I just want you to know I have exactly the same thing, and I also cannot get a diagnosis. I've seen 2 doctors, a dermotologist, and an osteopath. I've tried oral anti-biotics, topical tea tree oil, hydrogen peroxide, and lip balm to help reduce the redness. One doctor suggeted it might be a yeast overgrowth. A friend gave me neem oil, which works the best for quelling the rash when it is enflamed. Please, let me know if you figure it out!
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