Recently there is a case report published utilizing antagonist of interleukin-4 receptor alpha for a patient who is treatment-resistant to other typical treatment options for exfoliative cheilitis, namely topical corticosteroids, topical tacrolimus, petroleum jelly, and doxycycline. Dupilumab, a human monoclonal antibody, functions as an antagonist for the interleukin-4 (IL-4) receptor alpha. By doing so, it… Continue reading Case report of treating exfoliative cheilitis with interleukin-4 (IL-4) receptor alpha antagonist
Happy New Year! It’s the time we all write down our New Year’s resolution. You may want to work on your stress levels in the year 2023. Stress is a normal reaction to the demands of daily life. It can be caused by work, relationships, and other factors. If you are facing exfoliative cheilitis, you… Continue reading Manage your stress levels in the New Year
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
I think there is still too scanty research on EC, so maybe let’s start with some more information gathering and we can share with the community such as what treatment work for people. If you are interested to help, please complete the form below: Loading…
The cliche of eating well, keeping up with hydration, and exercising regularly does make a difference. If you are an exfoliative cheilitis sufferer like me, you can really feel your lips getting worse when you rely heavily on overprocessed food or when you are so stressed. Over the years, I have been trying out ways… Continue reading Relaxation techniques
As a sufferer of exfoliative cheilitis, utilizing a lip balm regularly is crucial to keep your lips moisturized and reduce peeling. I have mentioned numerous kinds of lip balms/moisturizers you can choose from. I would say pick the one you feel most comfortable with and keep on using it daily. I have tried more than… Continue reading Lip balm that I use every day
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?
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
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
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?