Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:50 PM
Now they don't LOOK much different from normal (execept for the deeper red color). They feel almost like they're sunburnt but it's the middle of the winter so I don't how likely that it... I've beend rinking water and constantly applying chap stick but nothing seems to be working.
I googled it, thinking maybe it was a wicked cold sore or something, but I got nothing.
I wouldn't exactly say "I'm worried" but if I wake up tomorrow morning and nothing has changed I may be.
Does this sound familiar to anyone?? Any tips?
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 04:58 AM
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 04:46 PM
PS. it took days for my lips to return to normal for both occurances
Posted 01 February 2008 - 06:12 PM
Since I can't post links, just remove the spaces.
Phenols - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - What the chemical is.
Dana's View - Phenol Information - An overview of it. I suggest you start here.
Food Salicylate Content List - Very helpful list of foods and their relative Salicylate amounts.
I'd look at the list of Salicylatic foods and try and remember if you've eaten any of them prior to the reaction.
As for treatment, and I'm no doctor, but an anti-histamine like benadryl should shorten the whole cycle. I usually do this and drink a whole lot of water, which seems to help. I haven't had any luck with chapsticks or vaseline myself, but you can keep trying them.
Anyway, after this entire cycle my lips are back to normal. This might happen in your case if you do in fact have a phenol sensitivity. Again, I'm no doctor, but that's what happens to me. Best of luck figuring out what it is!
Posted 12 September 2008 - 02:31 PM
It's the weekend and I want to stop the pain from the burning, what can I do? Should I take and anti-histamine?
What should I ask my doctor to do?
Posted 12 September 2008 - 02:44 PM
Isn't that why you go see the doctor in the first place? To get help?
Posted 12 September 2008 - 03:18 PM
I did see my doctor and because he was treating a stomach virus, he thought the lip thing was a kind of cold sore. He gave me a stomach anti-biotic. I find with GPs that you have to tell them what to do otherwise they say "you're fine, get some sleep".
Maybe ask him for an allergist or nutritionist.
Also, I was hoping someone could answer my question about taking an anti-histamine right now. It's the weekend and I'm in pain from the burning rash on my face.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 03:34 PM
An antihistamine may help. I don't think there is any harm in trying. You also might want to try some good ole lotion for your skin, and chapstick for your lips. If none of this works, then you might try some hydrocortisone cream.
Please be aware that I'm not a Doctor though!! Your best bet would be to see a dermatologist.
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 07:23 AM
Hope that helped
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 08:19 AM
Hope that helped