Illustration of Lip?
Illustration: Lip?

good afternoon, why are my lips dry and so hot, I’ve been checked by a dermatologist and the results are the same, the dermatologist was only given ointment and medicine. under the inside of the mouth of the lips, there are black fine lines like a thin mustache. Am I very dehydrated? u003cbr u003e u003cbr u003and my lips when exposed to water or after brushing the skin peels off and there is white skin, on the skin of the lips above there are spots that do not arise on the inside of the skin and are very dry. u003cbr u003 I think why huh? u003cbr u003e u003cbr u003e u003cbr u003e

1 Answer:

Hi Rizky,

Thank you for asking

The outer lips are covered with skin cells similar to skin cells on the rest of the body. Meanwhile, the inner lips are covered by a mucous membrane (mucosa) which is smoother, slippery, and moist compared to the skin. Healthy lips are characterized by a bright color (redness), a smooth surface, not dry, do not peel, and also do not experience complaints, including itching, heat, sore, and so on.

Lips that are dry, often peeling, and feel hot can indicate irritation. Trigger this irritation can be due to food consumed, cosmetics, mouthwash, toothpaste, or other chemical substances that come into contact with the lips. Minor irritants generally get better after removing the irritant substance. However, complaints may continue or recur if the factors causing the irritation are not clearly identified.

Apart from irritation, it is also possible that complaints on your lips are triggered by other causes, for example dehydration, habitual mouth breathing, smoking, infections (such as fungi or viruses), and so on.

The appearance of black lines and patches on the inside of the lips can be a normal condition. This line likely originates from a vein that is very superficial, making it easier to see, especially if you have consumed hot or spicy food or drinks. It could also be that these lines and spots occur due to other factors, for example infection, irritation, allergies, or other systemic disorders.

If you feel that there is no significant improvement after undergoing treatment from a doctor, you should check your condition again to a dermatologist. With a comprehensive evaluation, doctors can generally identify the best treatment that needs to be done.

In the meantime, all you need to do is:

Avoid breathing through the mouth Avoid forcibly exfoliating dry lips Drink enough Eat more fruits that contain lots of vitamin C Reduce consumption of oily and spicy foods Use honey or lip balm to help moisturize dry lips Brush your teeth regularly with toothpaste that does not contain ingredients irritating. Limit excessive use of cosmetics on the lips and surroundings. Hopefully this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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