Easier to get exfoliative cheilitis for hypersensitive patients?

There is a recent article published in Journal of Dental Sciences. This research aimed to investigate the prevalence of hypersensitivity in exfoliative cheilitis patients. 30 EC patients were recruited. The researchers then did a series of allergy/ hypersensitivity tests including: serum total IgE, allergen-specific IgE, and food-specific IgG. These are markers in our blood that… Continue reading Easier to get exfoliative cheilitis for hypersensitive patients?

How to get comfortable in social interactions for people with EC

I know it may be weird when you are at a social event and you feel that everyone is staring at your peeling lips. Trust me. I have been there. You may describe that as odd, embarrassing, or even intimidating. As humans, we long for social interactions. We are happy when we are somehow validated… Continue reading How to get comfortable in social interactions for people with EC

Is Tacrolimus or Steroid the final answer?

As I have mentioned, the treatment of exfoliative cheilitis is not easy. There is still no clear research on its aetiology. Regarding to usual biopsy results of exfoliative cheilitis sufferers, they will find non-specific inflammation. Some medical practitioners have advocated the use of anti-inflammatory drugs such as topical glucocorticoids (steroids) to treat EC. Another relatively… Continue reading Is Tacrolimus or Steroid the final answer?

Can you swim with exfoliative cheilitis?

This is a question I have been asking for some time. For sufferers of exfoliative cheilitis, they will know that constant in contact with water will make those thicker skin on your lips get a bit looser and finally come off easily. You will then end up with rawer but usual underlying lips texture. I… Continue reading Can you swim with exfoliative cheilitis?

Case report on Exfoliative Cheilitis

I have just read a new case report on Exfoliative Cheilitis. The study included a case of 21 year old male. He presented with peeling of lips over his vermilion border. He tried Calendula lip balms of various brands, vitamin B5 or hyaluronic acid gels. All of these did not work. There is some improvement… Continue reading Case report on Exfoliative Cheilitis

Treatment for Exfoliative Cheilitis

The aim of the treatment will be to reduce lips drying and peeling. Typically people will try to use the common lip balms: medicated lip balm: Burt’s Bees Medicated Lip Balm, Dermatone Medicated Lip Balm, and Dr. Dans CortiBalm Lip Balm organic lip balm: Juice Beauty SPF 8 Lip Moisturizers, Henne Organics Luxury Lip Balm,… Continue reading Treatment for Exfoliative Cheilitis