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

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

What the heck is Exfoliative Cheilitis?

Well, cheilitis means inflammation of lips. According to Dermnet: Exfoliative cheilitis is a rare condition presenting as continuous peeling of lips. Some may be triggered by factitial behaviour or an obsessive-compulsive tendency to pick the lips. It’s reported that Exfoliative Cheilitis appear in both sexes equally and usually among young adults under age of 30.… Continue reading What the heck is Exfoliative Cheilitis?

First post

I have been a long time sufferer of exfoliative cheilitis. It started when I was in high school around the age of 16. The nightmare started with similar stories as of fellow sufferers. It’s during the winter, and I have not been a fan of chapstick since young, so I keep licking my lips when… Continue reading First post