Re: Chapped lips same as peeling lips? by #76763 ..... Peeling Lips Exfoliative Cheilitis
Date: 5/19/2007 3:30:32 AM ( 14 years ago ago)
It's beyond chapped lips... Imagine if your lips were really chapped to the point that they cracked a little, maybe bled, and skin patches peeled off. Instead of healing, they just keep on scaling up and peeling off. To the point that the skin underneath is a different color and texture than the rest of your lip.
Some people seem to have a condition arising from chronic lip biting or picking that presents a little differently. Chronic chapped lips could well be related to dehydration and humidity levels (you could try a cool air humidifier at home). You could also try putting a moisturizer on your lips, letting it soak in, then topping it with vaseline to "seal it".
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