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Swelling on lips everytime

03/30/2009

Question:

lips are getting rough after every 6 or8 hours and skin on lips remove and on lips swelling is always present for removing roughness i use glycerine, vaseline .my lips shape is very awkward and they are very broad.

please think about my problem.

Answer:

This is probably a problem caused by using too much oily, greasy material on the lips, possibly resulting in a surface yeast infection. The outer portion of the lips should be as dry as the skin, and putting a greasy material, such as glycerine or Vaseline, on the lips simply seals in moisture, causing an ideal situation to grow yeast. You should probably be evaluated by an oral pathologist to help resolve the problem.

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Response by:

Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD
Professor of Oral Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University