Peeling lips/off skin
Doctor Answers (1) on Peeling lips/off skin
Exfoliative cheilitis has no specific treatment but there are several methods which can help in alleviating the symptoms.
Application of lip balm at least twice a day or when necessary to keep the lips moist
Practice good oral hygieneInclusion of organic fruits and vegetables in the diet
Take vitamins and other supplements to replenish the body from nutrient deficiency
A cold compress with water is beneficial for the treatment of exfoliative cheilitis
Drink plenty of water to keep the body well hydrated and to keep the lips moist as well
The goal of treatment is also aimed towards the underlying condition that contributed to the incidence of exfoliative cheilitis. It is important to determine first the underlying condition prior to the treatment.
Treatment for exfoliative cheilitis may include the following:
Topical steroids are beneficial for controlling many types of skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and exfoliative cheilitis
Antifungal creams are intended to cure fungal infections such as for the overgrowth of Candida yeast in the case of exfoliative cheilitis
Keratolytic lip balm