Hi I am new to this forum but i think i have something to contribute , I have been suffering from exfoliative cheilitis from past 10 years . I allways use to bite my lips but 10 years back the cycle of peeling started and never stopped , I used scissors to chap inside part of the lips and manage with cold cream for years but it never helped me . now i took off from work for 2 months and I have decided to try each and every method. I know it look hidious but i dont want to loose hope nor want to lick my lips and disturb the process.
Things that helped and dint.
1 . Not applying anything to lips made my lips more dry and miserable and it did not help me or my condition.
2. I started using Clotrimizol Cream for 5 days everyday 5 times and it did help me and my lips became little normal but the 5 days when i was appllying the cream was tereble time i did not lick them even once , I brushed my teeth and atlest i had temporary relief but i suffered gastric issues with the cream later i discontinued when lips were Okay and problem again persisted may be i should have tried using it for a long time.
3 . Now i am using hydrocortisone from past 5 days and I stopped brusing my teeth but I am using mouth wash and trying to brush my teeh gently once without paste as i dont want to disturb the wound . I Know this is bad and no explosure to water means no washing face with soap, I take bath but face i wipe it with water soaked towel.
I want to go for my Tyroid test soon as it could be possible reason , Iorn Deficiency and Vitamin B12 deficiency test and also saliva test.
This 2 months no matter how hard it will take i wont lick my lips and try all methods to find some relief .
If some one has any solution Please let me know .
By not brushing teeth with paste is making scab dry .
This 10 days i took appointement with couple of doctors and let me see what they have to say .
Now i feel there is nothing important than finding a soloutin t this issue , No matter how much i spend or how hidious my lip looks in course of treatment .
Hope something works If so i will let you guys know , If there is somthing i should know please tell me . I am tierd with this peeling