Have people seen this article states that the guy was helped by an intralesional cortosteroid which means it was injected into the skin - also states that may be related to testosterone
The link doesnt seem to work - here is the abstract
© Our Dermatol Online 1.2015
Exfoliative Cheilitis a male patient – a case report
Mohammad S. Nayaf
Dermatology, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Tikrit, Iraq
Assist. Prof. Mohammad S. Nayaf,
Exfoliative cheilitis, one of a spectrum of diseases that affect the vermilion border of the lips, is uncommon and has no known cause. It is a chronic superficial inflammatory disorder of the vermilion borders of the lips characterized by persistent scaling; it can be a difficult condition to manage. The diagnosis is now restricted to those few patients whose lesions cannot be attributed to other causes, such as contact sensitization or light.
: We present a 17 year-old male presented to the out clinic in Baghdad with the chief complaint of a persistent scaly on his lower lips. The patient reported that the skin over the lip thickened gradually over a 3 days period and subsequently became loose, causing discomfort. Once he peeled away the loosened layer, a new layer began to form again.
The lack of specific treatment makes exfoliative cheilitis a chronic disease that radically affects a person’s life. The aim of this paper is to describe a case of recurrent exfoliative cheilitis successfully treated with intralesional corticosteroids and to present possible hypotheses as to the cause.