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Chronic dry, cracked and bleeding lips

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  • Posted By: Dianthus
  • January 11, 2007
  • 09:30 PM

I've had this condition for about 18 months now. I've slathered loads of Vaseline and other creams on it, including steroid creams prescribed by my doctor, and my dentist told me to try a cream containing Acyclovir. These only work for very short time and then it comes back again. My doctor is sympathetic, but he only treats the symptoms, he doesn't seem to want to find out what the underlying problem is.

The skin on my lips is literally like cracked earth - all flaky and dry - it cracks and bleeds so it's very painful to eat or smile and the underlying skin tingles like a cold sore's about to erupt. It also looks terrible too.

I also have flaky itchy patches of skin on my forehead and down the sides of my nose and chin.

My nose and eyes run constantly all year round and I get terrible sinus problems in damp weather - especially if it's cold as well.

The glands under my jaw get sore and swell up quite frequently too.

I don't suffer from dry mouth - the opposite in fact. I produce a lot of saliva, which is often quite annoying at times.

I've tried looking up my symptoms on the internet, but nothing seems to apply to my particular collection of symptoms. Can anyone here help me?

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