I will post pictures once I pass the 6 months post surgery date. Thats what the surgeon told me I will see the final results.
Even though I don't feel any pain or discomfort post 2months. I do feel a slight tingling sensation from time to time. Also, my mouth can't stretch as it use to. I think the stitches inside are still there.
One of the nurses said that the lips are one of the areas in people that take the longest to heal. 98% of their customers get lip augmentation - I was 2% who got the reduction.
I also have the same problem with incredibly dry tight lips with what feels like a thick tight sheet over the top of lips . They are also slightly inflamed when I wake up in the morning. It starte ....
I also have the same problem with incredibly dry tight lips with what feels like a thick tight sheet over the top of lips . They are also slightly inflamed when I wake up in the morning. It started during the cold weather and has not gone away . Ive tried Burts Bees , Vaseline , Nivea lip balm with factor 15 . They just help me get through the day but never gets any better . I even tried Sudocrem last night and now they feel worse !
The suggestion of 100% coconut oil is my next hope and luckily had a jar in the cupboard so have just applied . Iíve not had this ever before itís bizarre. Will keep you posted re coconut oil ! .
So I just want to give some background on getting medication in Thailand in case it helps someone in the future. Basically most things that are abused recreationally or tightly controlled in USA l ....
So I just want to give some background on getting medication in Thailand in case it helps someone in the future. Basically most things that are abused recreationally or tightly controlled in USA like painkillers, anti depressants, codeine, etc. you can get over the counter in countries like Thailand.
I went to a local pharmacy and got 100 pills of Pfizer Doxepin 25mg for $25 USD no questions asked. However, I discovered that for a drug like Imuran the only place to get it is a hospital pharmacy. Immunosuppressants are not that common and a local pharmacy wouldn't stock it and I think it's actually illegal for them. Even Thailand has its limits.
So the way hospital pharmacies work here is that you have to pay to see a doctor in that specific hospital in order to get a prescription to fill at their pharmacy. You can't go to a cheaper clinic somewhere and get a prescription to take in there from some random doctor. What I found out I could do is go straight to the pharmacy in the hospital and ask if they have Imuran and how much it costs. There is a very big difference in price between private hospitals and government hospitals here - even for the exact same medication.
I made an appointment at the hospital that had Imuran the cheapest and saw a doctor and explained my situation. She was hesitant to give the prescription but I explained I've tried everything. She looked up EC on her phone because she never heard of it. She wanted to send me to the dermatologist but I stayed firm that I've seen every kind of doctor and I just wanted a prescription. We did some bloodwork to make sure I was healthy and then I got the Imuran. 1 month supply of 50mg for $60 USD. It might be way cheaper in the states since they import it here I have no idea but it's not a lot of money for me at all so I don't mind. I also had to pay $50 to see the doctor and do the bloodwork.
So now I'm all set. I'll update every week or every 2 weeks. Imuran 50mg with breakfast and Doxepin 25mg before bed. I weigh 155 pounds, I hope the dosages are enough for me but I'm basically acting as my own doctor and don't know what I'm doing but I'm desperate. If I don't see any progress in 1 month I might step up the dosage.
Edit: forgot to mention I will be doing leave alone method and avoiding getting my lips went at all. I will be leaving the crusts alone until they fall off naturally. Luckily here in Asia its socially acceptable to wear a surgeon mask/mouth cover everywhere so that comes in handy avoiding embarrassing situations and I can hide my lips for a few days and still go out when the crusts are really bad. Also its so hot and humid here the crusts are just naturally way less gross then back home where its dry and cold.
Hi, no, none of my family member developed this. I almost have no friends, but those that I do have didnít develop this. During my 9 months work experience nobody ĒcaughtĒ EC from me. You should g ....
Hi, no, none of my family member developed this. I almost have no friends, but those that I do have didn't develop this. During my 9 months work experience nobody "caught" EC from me. You should get checked out by a doctor then...
I've used bepanthen but felt it gave my lips 'too much moisture', the skin would tear on its own. Constant moisture is still my go to though (using sheer butter) as I tried leaving it alone for a month and it did nothing. I suspect I may have some kind of oral thrush because my saliva is always sticky and what I believe to be the cause of my peeling when it touches the inner lips so I'm waiting for some anti fungals. Other than that I still don't know how to reduce the swelling but I don't think that matters anyway because then the inner lip would just be more exposed to saliva more constantly. Therefore I guess you have to wait to heal it first before the swelling can go.
I'm also using Fucibet as a recent swab said I had an infection, all my previous swabs had come back negative.
Severe dermatitis might be caused by a cross‐reaction between nickel and palladium and dental Amalgam resolved following removal of dental restorations
This report demonstrates a case of atopic dermatitis that was unresponsive to topical steroid therapy. This clinical report highlights the fact that metals used in dental treatment, such as mercury, as well as cross‐reactions between nickel and palladium, may cause systemic hypersensitivity or toxicity.
Hi, yes, I had some crusts, but not a lot when I did the treatment. Sorry people. I am stopping the treatment. They refuse to use the dosage that was used in the study and I am feeling absolutely no difference after the 6th session. I am thinking about doing a CO2 laser treatment for the fordyce spots on my lips. I remember reading somewhere that it has also helped with exfoliative cheilitis.
Okso Im 21 years old with this problem, i had it since middle school. What seems to work for me is using vaseline on my lips, i leave it there for like a hour, then ill get tissue and wet it with cold water and rub it in a circular motion on my lips. I do this like 3 or 4 times a day. It helps prevent the build up. Another thing to do is make sure your getting alot of sun. the sun helps relieve inflammation of skin. That's all i do guys, i havent had build up in a long time. Ask any questions im here. Stop leaving your lips dry, even people with normal lips get peeling lips. Dont be worried about rhis problem. Live your life
It has been over a year since my condition has appeared to be resolved, so I feel comfortable sharing this as what 'did' work for me, rather than what 'appears' to be working for me. I had peeling lips on a three day cycle for 6 years prior, and many things did not work.
Rather than giving an exhaustive list of all the things I have tried that didn't help, I am going to focus on the things that have, at least for a period of time, helped. I will, however note that I went to two dermatologists and they tried a variety of topical ointments, among other potential solutions, in addition to providing a biopsy.
Beeswax Hand Cream- My first success was Savannah beeswax hand cream, which didn't remove the 3 day cycle, but it did make my lips at least look normal until I could get home for my lips to peel. Unfortunately, I developed an allergy to bee propolis (their glue) that is included in beeswax, and my lips would swell and become itchy; obviously I had to discontinue use.
SimpleSugar face scrub- For the past 18 months I have been using a Sugar scrub that includes emu oil. I get in the shower and keep one of my hands dry, while the other gets my lips wet to soften them up. I use my dry hand to get some oil and Sugar from the container and gently scrub off the dead skin. I did purchase a bottle of emu oil as well, as the Sugar scrub tends to get dry after a few months and need an infusion of more. Also, I travel a few times a year, so I needed to find a way to take this with me on a plane in my carryon bag. I use a variety of small containers from previous attempts at finding a cure, empty them of their contents and wash them out. The oil can still leak out at times, depending on the container, so I put them in their own distinct ziplock bag within the liquids bag.
Aquaphor- Immediately after the shower, or eating/drinking, I take a very small dab of Aquaphor onto my finger, rub it between two fingers to warm it up to make it less dense, and then apply a very thin layer to my lips. I note after eating/drinking because I observed whenever I would drink a lot of water, either because I was thirsty or just hoping being hydrated would reduce the dryness of my lips, my lips would dry out even faster. I now keep a bottle in a drawer at work just so I can apply it after lunch.
Anxiety medication- I had read that some skin conditions were tied to anxiety, so I talked to my general practitioner and they prescribed me a low dose of a daily anxiety medication. I felt much more calm the same day of starting the medication, even though they said it may take weeks. There were side effects, however, and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms after ceasing. I do believe it helped me, however, so it may be something to consider.
Hopefully some of this information is helpful. Over the years I have read posts on this and other forums looking for something that would help, so I figured it was time for an attempt at repayment.
Hello, thanks for your reply. I appreciate it. I used to meditate a lot and experienced health benefits in other areas, not so much my lips. I am sure nothing replaces regular abundant true loving ....
Hello, thanks for your reply. I appreciate it. I used to meditate a lot and experienced health benefits in other areas, not so much my lips. I am sure nothing replaces regular abundant true loving touch.
i find it interesting though that nobody replied that he/she is in a state of complete nurture and abundant loving touch. I still believe peeling lips could be a sign of a love and touch starved human being.
We excrete mercury and many other heavy metals through liver and through kidneys, by bile and by urine. Also by hair, nails, and dead skin (peeling lips? Seb Derm? Eczema ?).
The problem is, a lot of bile is reabsorbed back into the bloodstream by the large intestine, and is returned back into the liver by portal vein.
When you do a Liver Flush with Epsom Salts , almost no bile is reabsorbed back into the bloodstream, almost 100% of bile is flushed out with diarrhea.
That is one of the mechanisms by which repeated Liver Flushing helps improve health, as it is a way of flushing heavy metals, pesticides, and hormones out from your system.
The process of removal of mercury Amalgam fillings involves drilling the fillings.
Drilling heats up the filling and breaks the filling into many smaller particles, sometimes 100 smaller particles. As mercury Amalgam fillings are 50% mercury, mercury fumes are released, sometimes 10 000 times more concentrated than what happens when you are chewing foods or drinking hot drinks.
Even with a strong air and liquid suction from your mouth, you still end up breathing a lot of highly concentrated mercury fumes into your lungs, where mercury gets absorbed into the bloodstream.
Bloodstream carries mercury all over your body, and mercury tends to be deposited into organ tissues, including liver, kidneys, intestines, muscle fat, bone marrow, brain, etc.
Only the craziest idiots could have come up with an idea to place mercury into dental fillings.
It has been known for more than 50 years how toxic mercury is, and there are still crazy idiots arguing that mercury Amalgam fillings pose no danger to people.
In most of Europe, mercury amalgam fillings have been banned for many years, Norway being the first country to outlaw use of mercury, excuse being: saving the nature and the environment from mercury pollution.
When people with mercury amalgam fillings are cremated, and most people in Norway are cremated, huge amount of toxic mercury fumes are released to the air.
That was the official, politically correct excuse to ban mercury amalgam fillings in Norway.
They were not allowed to say the real truth. Some truths are extremely inconvenient.
So, you should not be really worried about what happened with small particles of amalgam that you may have swallowed after the removal. Most of those particles pass through your intestines, and are out the next day.
The real problem are the fumes that have been taken by your lungs, and that have allowed mercury to enter all of your organs, and all of your cells, but mostly lungs, liver, kidneys, fat cells, brain and bone marrow.
For more than 100 years, mercury was used as a manin filling, and people are wondering why our generation is so much more susceptible to chronic diseases, in comparison to our ancestors.
Hello all and sorry for the long story, My name is Ivan and I'm 18 years old. My painful journey with this awful disease started when I was 16 and still in high school, I managed to get through it somehow but it wasn't easy. Then when I thought what else can life throw at me, I got dermatitis.. Now imagine this, flaky skin in a combination with flaky lips, my life turned to a nightmare.. About 12 days ago I started the anti candida diet hoping that it will help and it did, my lips were somewhat better, I'm about to start working so managing to get funds to continue with the diet was very difficult because no one believed what I was saying and the diet is crazy expensive, because when your life is a living hell at least your family should support you, except not. I really feel like giving up, all I ever asked for was to have a normal teenage life, when everyone else was enjoying their life, eating whatever they wanted, going out like normal teenagers, I burried myself at home because that was my comfort zone.. How do you people deal with this? Because I really can't.
I have been suffering with dry peeling lips for the last year. About 2 years ago I discovered that I had food intolerances / allergies to nightshades, soya and oranges and had to radically change my diet. Last year I did a candida cleanse and started to eat fermented food, health wise I feel tip top but the lip thing started , so I was focussing on the allergies I was aware of. I have been on holiday for the last month avoiding the worst of the winter here in UK and noticed how dairy intake affected my lip problem. I had access to milk, kefir, cheese etc for the first part of my holiday and still had the problem. For the second part of the holiday I was in the jungle and on the beach and my lip problem disappeared. For the first time in a year completely normal. The penny dropped, there was no refrigerated food so I hadn't taken any dairy! When I got back to the city I sneaked a cheese sandwich (how British) and the lips flared up. On my return to UK I saw my allergy tester and found that I had developed an allergy to all dairy and acidophilus that has been cultured on dairy too.
I have been completely off the dairyer a week and my lips are on the mend. Suffering a bit in the cold dry weather but very much under control. looking forward to the summer and restored full health. I'm going to miss the dairy but I'm sure something better will show up.
Hey I bit my lips when Iím nervous and I noticed it by the color of my lips the bottom of my top lip and the top of my bottom lip is lighter then my accutal lip color how long would it take for th ....
Hey I bit my lips when I'm nervous and I noticed it by the color of my lips the bottom of my top lip and the top of my bottom lip is lighter then my accutal lip color how long would it take for the color to go back and what can I do to help them heal with out hurting them
Yes allergy was the root cause of my EC. Suffered for 3 years with it, aswell as waking up with a blocked nose with yellow snot. Finally cut GLUTEN out of my diet and noticed a change the next mor ....
Yes allergy was the root cause of my EC. Suffered for 3 years with it, aswell as waking up with a blocked nose with yellow snot. Finally cut GLUTEN out of my diet and noticed a change the next morning with my blocked nose. A week later and my lips haven't peeled and have reduced my lip balm applications to only a few times a day. I don't think I have a full blown allergy to gluten, but maybe a sensitivity. May only need to cut bread and pastry out of my diet.
what exactly is your routine?
Diet wise and other because i have tried many creams ointments and had no improvement untill i changed my diet. i believe EC doesent heal because we have issues with digestion, stress and liver.
If you want to know what i have tried and what i think let me know but plz let me know about your routine?
so I used to get this thick buildup of dead skin which would peel off after a few days and underneath it there would be healthy skin which would then start drying and building up again. Now the li ....
so I used to get this thick buildup of dead skin which would peel off after a few days and underneath it there would be healthy skin which would then start drying and building up again. Now the lips are just cracked all the time and dont build up anymore. By "dissolving" I mean that the skin that would usually build up just dies and peels off. In that sense I still get peeling but since there is no bildup the peeling is limited.
I will start the excimer laser therapy today and post before after pics through every session
Thx for your answer, I went to see a naturopathic doctors and she gave me black radish to drain my liver, extract of pip of grapefruit as an antifungal, probiotics, and essential oils. I drink good oil in the morning, I stop gluten and all the industrial sugar, I eat fish for omega 3. No results, I did a blood test this morning to check for vitamins deficiencies, and to check my level of Iodine ( to see if there is a dysfunction of the thyroid). I buy a book of a naturopath/nutritionist ( plus she send my mails with advices ) who advise me to go on this low fodmap diet for 3 to 6 months ( to see results) while taking supplements ( vitamins, probiotics, antifungals), the aim is to rebalance my intestinal flora while avoiding food pro-inflamatory foods to allow a rest to my body. So I will wait for my results of blood test and the other test ( they fetched the bottom of my throat with a cotton bud), I have my results Wednesday :)
So for the diet i hear your advice but I think I'm gonna try it ! And for the eucerin on my lips, is that a good idea to reduce it slowly ( I put it once a day, at night) while following the diet, or is it better to go on a natural moisturizer ( some people worsen their condition with oils, the ec spraid).
Have a good day ;) we are gonna make it !
Hello people, so I have been doing the aquaphor method for 35 days and I have to say I am happy with the results I see now. Before when dermatologist gave me cremes it was always peeling all the skin off and leaving raw lips, but with aquaphor the skin is staying on. I have been getting buildup but alot less, and also the lines where my lips touch inside my mout are there everyday. The lines started appearing ( barely visible on week 2 ) and the inside of my lips were bright red with red dots all over. Now the lines are there and very visible and the red dots are dissapearing on the inside lip. Also the color of the inside lip started bright red, after 3 weeks it got a line of purple where the line forms and after 1 month my inside of lips are starting to get the normal color ( not fully but almost. )
I have to say this is the best healing method of all the ones I had previous to it.
Also, I am eating clean and staying away from processed garbage food.