does this sound like EC? ... this is a fungus. by #64643 ..... Peeling Lips Exfoliative Cheilitis
Date: 12/5/2009 8:05:19 AM ( 12 years ago ago)
"i got suffered filamentous fungi infection in my lips for last four months. some new skin in forming in my lips every day, then its wipe out from lips. The test result shows its filamentous fungi infection. how can i get rid from this infection ? what is the reason for this infection ?"
looked up filamentous fungi...
"Dermatomycoses are caused by filamentous fungi such as Trichophyton, Microsporum or Epidermophyton. "
the meaning of dermatomycoses
"Noun 1. dermatomycosis - fungal infection of the skin (especially of moist parts covered by clothing)"
look at this...
" The lips become dry and crack, and if you continue to lick them, the air dries the saliva on the surface and the bacteria and fungus colonize the dried out surface and the cracks (fungus like Candida sp. require a scaffolding to colonize and the dried skin (keratin) provide such). The lips are dry and not pliable and can bleed, thus adding to the problem. As most mothers used to say "don't lick your lips" - there was a reason.
Treating such requires a combination of the following:
* Clean the lips with warm soapy water, or hydrogen peroxide if severe crusting and bleeding
* Drink lots of liquids
* Try to add humidity to your room
* Don't lick your lips "
now finally... fungus feeds on keratin and inflammation is a response to this...
"Dermatophytes(fungus) cause infections of the skin, hair and nails due to their ability to obtain nutrients from keratinized material. The organisms colonize the keratin tissues and inflammation is caused by host response to metabolic by-products"
the fungus get nutrients from dead skin, and inflammation responds to this, thus creating the cycle we are in.
from this, letting the skin build is completely the wrong way to go about curing this, we are only feeding the problem. so i'm thinking an exfoliant and a antifungal, would be a good combination to beat this.
e.g. alpha hydroxyy acid/beta hydroxy acid + antifungal .. we got to keep the skin down, fungus feeds on it. no creams/moisture.
hope you read all the links accordingly, if you did then you'll know this is fungal infection. i now know leaving the skin on to grow doesn't help at all, it only feeds the problem, i've got to keep the skin down with an skin exfoliant(i have a few in mind) and got to use an anti fungal like dishsoap, no moisture though.
anyway hope you took something valuable from this post.
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