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Lips feel odd?

My lips feel like plastic, I don't have feelings or trust in them and they peel all the time. My dermatologist gave me hydrocortisone to pout on but it dos not work and he dos not know way its happening.

Male | 75 years old
Complaint duration: 7 monts

3 Answers

Keep them lubed with chapstick or Vaseline or 1% hydrocortisone OINTMENT. Take some with you when you are out of the home.

Consider a biopsy. A few inflammatory processes can create that type of issue. Otherwise moisturize with vaseline until your follow-up with your dermatologist.
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