Chapped Lips, Itching And Burning?
Hello, my lips cracked black itchy and sore yesterday. Initially it was just an ordinary bump and because of itching I scratched it then my black lip was on the left side of the lip, and at that time I ate tuna and then my right lip was bumped too and I ate anchovies. Then I went to the doctor and my doctor said herpes is it true? Are they just weather changes or allergies. I am very scared. Is this contagious? Thank you doctor
Hello Siti, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Complaints of the lips that initially form bumps and then become chapped and painful can be caused by several possibilities including:
Allergy Angioedema Bacterial infections such as perioral dematitis Viral infections such as herpes labialis Sprue malignancy
It is very important to carry out physical examinations and supporting additions such as blood tests, microscopic examination, to biopsy to find the right possibility so that it can be ascertained whether the cause of your complaint is contagious or not. That way the therapy given will be in accordance with the cause. Therefore, you are strongly advised to see a doctor to get a complete examination.
At the moment a number of things you can do:
Keep your teeth and mouth clean Avoid holding chapped parts with your hands because it can cause infection Avoid stabbing bumps with something like a needle Increase consumption of vegetables and vegetables Drink plenty of water Rest enough Get away from oily and spicy foods Manage stress well Some of me , I hope this helps