Hale - if sick lips

September 17, 2009

 Hale - is a disorder in which the lips dry, peel and crack. His reasons may be deficient in vitamin B12 and / or iron deficiency anemia, oral candidiasis, and some allergic reactions, as well as cold or hot weather, dry air, dehydration.

 Hale - if sick lips

Cheilitis is often caused by drugs, for example, retinoids such as isotretinoin and acitretin. Other drugs that may contribute to the development of cheilitis:

  • Lithium;
  • Vitamin A in high doses;
  • Chemotherapeutic agents (busulfan and actinomycin);
  • D-penicillamine;
  • Isoniazid;
  • Phenothiazines.

Cheilitis can develop in a person of any age, but is most often seen in children between 7 and 15 years. In many cases, this is due to the habit of frequently licking his lips.

In most cases, the patient can cope with cheilitis own. To do this, use the special lip balm and get rid of the habit of licking his lips. If cheilitis is caused by medications, it is advisable to limit their intake or to refuse medication, but it can be done only after consulting your doctor. If symptoms persist cheilitis for a week or more, consult your dermatologist - perhaps they are an indicator of a more serious condition.

 Hale - if sick lips

Types cheilitis

  • Eczematous cheilitis usually cause allergic reactions. Frequently observed in allergies to cosmetics, with regular injury of lip and / or a deficiency of B vitamins B vitamins: the body useful helpers  B vitamins: the body useful helpers
 . For the treatment of this type of cheilitis is necessary to identify and address violations of the pathogen; in some cases it may be recommended to use corticosteroids.
  • Glandular cheilitis is characterized by inflammation of the lips and mucous glands of pus, whereby lip may increase. Changes in the shape of the lips in this disease are irreversible or trudnoobratimymi. The reasons may be glandular cheilitis infection and injury.
  • Catarrhal cheilitis is caused by weather conditions, some chemicals and damage lips. Cheilitis catarrhal symptoms may appear directly on the lips and skin around them
  • Exfoliative cheilitis can cause not only the dryness and peeling lips, and swollen with bloody discharge Spotting - it is important to rule out pathology  Spotting - it is important to rule out pathology
   from the lips. For the treatment when the first symptoms of this disorder you need to see a specialist.

 Hale - if sick lips

Exfoliative cheilitis

It is a chronic disease that affects only the red border of lips. In the development of this type of cheilitis play an important role hereditary factors and a disorder of the autonomic nervous system, which innervates internal organs and blood vessels.

The inflammation spreads throughout the red border of lips from corner to corner of mouth. When dry form cheilitis lesions are formed in the gray or brownish-gray scales, resembling mica, tightly fastened in the center and on the periphery of the lagging.

There is another form of exfoliative cheilitis, exudative, in which first formed massive yellow-brown crust. After removing the crusts exposed dryish smooth bright red surface, which acts as an adhesive fluid (exudates), in a shrinking cake. Patients worried about burning sensation, tightening lips. Due to the adhesion of the lips, they are trying to keep his mouth half open. During such a long period of illness.

Treatment involves administering soothing drugs, physical therapy, relieves inflammation, corticosteroid ointments.

 Hale - if sick lips

Glandular cheilitis

Glandular cheilitis is characterized by the arrangement of the small salivary glands or ducts in the red portion of the lips, and an increased growth of their functioning. The disease usually manifests itself after 30-40 years.

On the red border of lips visible expanded mouth of the salivary glands in the form of red dots, which stand out from the droplets of saliva in the form of dew. Long-term course of the disease can sometimes join the infection, up to the formation of abscesses.

Treatment of glandular cheilitis operative: the removal or burning in different ways each of the salivary gland.

 Hale - if sick lips

Allergic contact cheilitis

The disease proceeds as allergic contact dermatitis (inflammation of skin), in contact with the skin of various substances causing allergies contained, for example, lipstick. This is manifested by redness of varying intensity cheilitis, rarely appear on the lips, blisters and peeling. Patients concerned about the burning and itching.

Treatment involves removal of an allergen, and the appointment of local and inward means of reducing the allergic disposition of the body.

 Hale - if sick lips

Meteorological cheilitis

This non-allergic inflammatory disease of the lips, resulting from the effect of different weather conditions: low humidity, wind, cold, intense solar radiation, dust, etc. There is often on the lower lip of men working outdoors.

Red border with the swollen, reddened, sometimes covered with tightly fitting scales. Current meteorological cheilitis a chronic, not depending on the time of year.

The main treatment is to eliminate the unfavorable external influences. Appointed as vitamins A and B, Local - photoprotective creams. A special feature of this form of cheilitis is that it is a precancerous condition.

 Hale - if sick lips

Actinic cheilitis

Actinic cheilitis is caused by sensitization (sensitization) red border to sunlight and can be combined with solar eczema face. The process occurs and escalates in the spring and summer, winter rashes disappear. In dry form of the disease the lower lip becomes bright red, covered with small scales. When the exudative form of lip reddened, swollen, covered with small bubbles, which quickly opened, forming Moisture and brown.

Treatment involves administering antiallergic drugs.

 Hale - if sick lips

Abrasive cheilitis Manganotti

This disease is precancerous, and is found mainly in older men. A role in its occurrence can play climatic influences, injuries lips, impaired circulation in this area.

On the red border of the lower lip there are one or two bright red surface erosion, with a smooth surface, sometimes formed crusts. These changes may occur a long time, to heal and to reappear. With this type of cheilitis necessarily spend histological examination of tissue to rule out cancer of the lips Cancer of the lips - Beware of ulcers  Cancer of the lips - Beware of ulcers

Treatment involves the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the mouth, dental caries More about caries - take care of your teeth until it's too late  More about caries - take care of your teeth until it's too late
   dental appointment of vitamins A, B, medications, improves metabolic processes in the tissues. If the effect of this treatment is not for two months, the affected area is removed surgically lips.

If you have inflamed lips, then you need to address to the dermatologist.

  Galina Romanenko