Skin disorder on lower lip

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Hello people.

I need yur help. About 10 months ago I started to have problems with my lower lip. It all started when I was trying to remove a wart on my foot at home. I don't know if it's possible to spread it to lips as well, but there are two white, hard spots on my lower lip ever since. When the lip is wet, it looks like a layer of white dead skin. When it's dry, it looks like a crater.

Here is a list of things that I've tried already:

- fusidic acid (prescribed)

- corticosteroid creme (prescribed)

- nystatin creme

- aciclovir creme

- pencyclovir creme

- Colloidal silver

- Blistex sore cold creme

- natural bee vax vaseline

- some lip moisturing balsams

I visited a skin doctor twice last year, but you need to wait about 2 months for an appointment and i'm getting sick of it. One thing that I know for sure is that it is not a herpes. It's been 10 months and it's getting worse and worse.

Thanks in advance for all responses wink

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    You list all the things you have tried but you can't have tried them for long.

    When is your next appointment with the Dermatologist?  I think you should stop all treatment, except lip moisturiser of some sort, until you see the doctor.  You might find that it will clear up if you stop using so many products.

    You appear to be saying that only 2 on the list above, were prescribed.  Over the counter products tend to be too low a dose to be of much use , which is why they don't work.

    Are you in the UK?

     

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      I have tried them according to what those small information letters that come with them said. I used corticosteroid in June 2014 for 2 weeks (as my doctor said). Then I had 2 month break; then I started with aciclovir and pencyclovir, then 2 months break again, then fusidic acid (again, for 2 weeks 3 times a day as my doctor said). It's not like I'm using them non-stop. And I also haven't used them all at the same time, I was rather patient and tried one after another.

      I bought aciclovir and pencyclovir cremes in pharmacy here in Denmark. Nystatin creme was only available from one of the pharmacies in Germany, so I got it from there. The rest was bought from ebay.

      My next appointment is in April, but no, I'm not in UK, I'm currently living in Denmark.

      PS: I had my blood and stool tests, and oral (and lip) rinse for cultures, done in December, everything was OK. I had a litte higher level of yeast in my stomach, but I don't think that it is related to my lip problem.

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      I can only go by my own experiences.  For example,  I have an eye condition, a type of uveiits.  About 4 years ago, the thinking changed and they now think that it is a Herpetic uveitis.  I had chickenpox as a baby, shingles at 12  and glandular fever at 18.  I have never had a cold sore ore anything like that.  I was put on Aciclovir tablets 800mg per day, for life.

      I have an autoimmune skin condition and because of the drugs I am taking [and the aciclovir] I have oral thrush and have been taking fluconazole for 4 months.  One of the outward signs of this, is red marks from the corners of my mouth, so your higher level of yeast in your stomach might have something to do with your lip

      I have just googled 'oral thrush on face' and looked at the images - now, obviously you are going to get the really bad cases but there are one or 2 pictures of the lip.  Perhaps you should go down this avenue?

      And, just so that you are aware, the Fluconazole and Aciclovir that I take, cause elevated liver enzymes when taken for any length of time.

      I hope this might help you a bit.

      Have you tried eating live unsweetened yoghurt?  I read somewhere, that Greek yoghurt is the best to eat.

       

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      Did they test you for Leukoplakie ???

      Leukoplakie can be formed cause of Smoking, drinking alcohol, bad protheses, bacterial/viral infections, or distrubution from another spot of your own body. (like the wart on your feet) 

      Leukoplakie doen't hurt, but sometimes feels a little burning.

      I'm not a doctor, nor specialist, have no education, but saw one example of this on a friend.

       

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    No, I have not been tested for Leukoplakie. I will ask my doctor about it. 

    I'm eating probiotics every day, I started in January. As well as vitamins, minerals. I also eat a lot of vegetables, honestly, I think my food income is really alright.

    If there is any way how can I get rid of it without seeing a dermatologist, just tell me. For example, aren't there some pills/cremes against Leukoplakie ? 

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    I just got a idea, when you want to get rid of some unwanted (ill) layer of skin, you usually apply something that will either freeze it and make it die, or something similar.

    When I wanted to remove a wart from my foot, I had this liquid that was destroying the wart slowly and after few applications it was gone. Can I use it on lips as well? Or something similar to that? Will it work?

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      Don't do anything before you see your Dermatologist and I definitely wouldn't use anything like wart remover on your lips.

      If you do something and get it wrong, you could disfigure yourself - permanently.  Try to forget about it.

       

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    Hello!

    Did you ever find out what was wrong with your lip? Did you get a diagnosis, or find something that cured it?

    I believe I have the exact thing on my lower lip.

    I have yet to find something to cure it.

    Please help!

    Best regards,

    D. Moody

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      Hello dbmoody, let me back to you tomorrow, im at work currently and i have no time. Can you post some photo, so i can tell if its the same? smile

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      Hey... I'm just curious if you had figured out what exactly this was on your lip. I have something going on with my lower lip and have been searching all over the Internet, trying to figure out what it is. The only picture I have found that looks similar to what I have.... is this picture that you have posted. Please get back to me when you can! smile

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      Hello. Unfortunately, no. Nothing helped, not even doctors. I still have it on my lips, but during the long time i found out that it helps when you keep it wet - not by licking your lip tho!! Try to use some moisturizer a few times a day. What helped me the most was a cream for irritated skin on babies asses (not kidding) or a cream that you use after getting tattooed. Also, keep your water income high. You can control it by keeping your pie a transparent color. If you follow these steps, it will probably not disappear completely, but at least it will look better and you will not have to be so ashamed of it. Good luck smile

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    Hello ! Are y'all still going through this?? Im going through the same exact thing rn except its on my upper lip and have some rhoughts about it. Im sure it has something to do with a viral infection like HPV or HSV but im positive its related to hpv. Has anyone looked into this or found anything?

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    Hey! I have the same thing on the center of my lower lip, which came from a wart I had under my finger nail when I was younger. It transferred to my lip, bc I used to pick my lips forgetting about the wart under my nail! I haven't seen anyone else with this until now.. You guys! Get the Medicated Chapstick brand! I've tried so many other lip ointments and medications and NOTHING works like the Medicated Chapstick (light blue/white with red cross)! I swear it seems so basic, but put this on in the morning and night and DO NOT pick or bite the spot! When it appears, do this every day and you'll see it go down more each day and feel smoother until it's all the way gone! This is the only lip ointment I will ever use, as it tingles and also makes your full lips pillow soft. Once the spot is gone, I just put this on every morning or when needed and the spot does not come back! You're welcome in advance smile

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      Sorry, it's not a red cross.. it's a red health sign (caduceus).

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      Dd4 can you please private msg me? I haven’t checked this thread ina while but I sent you a pm , I usually pick at it and end up peeling it off all the time and it looks fine for a few days until it comes back  I think it might be making it worst. I’m going to stop and try this however I’ll let you know
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