ok many things have helped my lips-calcium, fatty acids, potassium and alkalizing, what seems to be working the best thus far is iron. I was feeling tired and went to the dr. my hemoglobin was normal but I asked to get my ferritin tested (ferritin tests storage iron). Turns out my storage iron was very low, four weeks after iron supplementation (Floradix liquid) my lips are not peeling anymore. Something that iron has done that the other supplements didnt do was make my skin and lips stronger and more plump. Please get your ferritin tested, its a cheap test to get.
I have seen Peeling lips listed as a symptom of iron deficiency on the web.
hi, i read on wikipedia that cheilitis can be caused by vitamin b12 deficiency and iron deficiency. how long did you have to take the iron before you saw results? also what kind of iron are you taking? is it supplements and what dose? how much mg? what is the exact brand name becuase i see that some have yeast and b vitamins others dont. Did a doctor recommend iron to you for your cheilitis?
I saw less peeling after two weeks and complete healing after about a month and a half. I might see slight dryness on some days if I miss a dose. I take the yeast free Floradix brand two times per day (two teaspoons @ two times per day). Sometimes I take it with meals and sometimes inbetween meals. I think taking it between meals is better.
I was seeing my Dr. for fatigue and asked my ferritin to be tested. I had heard about iron deficiency causing dry/peeling lips and thought it might help but did not have high hopes when I started.
Do you have to get an order from a doctor to check for Iron defecincy? Are your lips fully healed? I myself have been doing a lot of research on this. Currently I'm testing out some methods of my own and they are working! My lips rarely peel and are much mor attached. However, they are not fully healed. I'm interested in taking Iron as well!
YES! I was about to ask that, did your lips turn white when exposed to water? That's the major problem that I still have. Like I said I have been doing a number of things and I have managed to slow down the cycle (it used to be like 2-3 days, now it's like 2 weeks) and my lips look normal but like in the 2 weeks time my lips look white again! So by taking Iron did this reaction stop? (that is if you had it in the first place)
I have other deficiencies as well as iron so my symptoms may be over lapping-
I went to the Dr. for fatigue and found out I have iron deficiency and Vit D deficiency (which may also mean a deficiency in calcium since Vit D is required for absorption of calcium).
So far the symptoms that I had before taking iron that are being helped by iron are -
insomnia, dry peeling lips, dry skin, dry peeling feet, fatigue. Its only been a month and a half and supposedly it takes about three months to see the full benefits of iron supplementation.
I should add that I have been taking vitamin D as well, so it could be having some effect. I think its mostly the iron that is helping because I really noticed my lips healing when I took full doses of iron, and my lips get more dry when I miss a dose.
I would say my lips are almost fully healed, some days I feel a tightness or topical touch of dryness that makes me wonder. No more peeling like before. I'm confident that I am close to being fully healed, I just had peeling lips for so long that Im still in disbelief and look for every sign of dryness.
My particular peeling lip symptoms were-dry, cracked, raw, peeling (sometimes thin peeling sometimes thick), they didnt get that white look I have seen in pictures when they got wet.