Advice for ezcema on lips

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Advice for ezcema on lips

Postby tinkfirst » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:00 pm

Hi, my DS, 7 has on-off lip ezcema problems since one year ago . Seen a dermatogist, prescribed steriod medication. I use aqueous cream, various lip balms but his upper lips still chapped and bleed. I try not to use too much steriod if possible cos of the thinning effect. Also try to eliminate dairy products, spicy & acidic food from his diet, but nothing seems to work. I'm very desperate now and sincerely seek any parents with any ideas (other than medication) to help him overcome this painful and itchy problem. TIA

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Re: Advice for ezcema on lips

Postby auntieM » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:26 pm

My DS suffers from it occasionally but luckily rather mild form so far. he had a bad fall last year and the dental nurse rubbed/ clean his mouth with some strong stuff... :cry:
The best lip balm we've tried so far is Vaseline Lip Therapy, available in most phamacy at a reasonable price.
We saw a couple of docs, they gave us Elomet cream to be used sparingly and it works wonder. Just one application overnight and ok after that.. ... :smile:

Juz my $0.02...

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Re: Advice for ezcema on lips

Postby cnimed » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:33 pm

Hi, Protopic is non-steriod and is used for eczema around the lips and eyelids and other sensitive parts of the body where the skin is thin. It is costlier - think I paid $65 for a tiny tube - and must be prescribed by a doctor.

Since it's recurring, you need to find the trigger - as you have been trying to do. I can only think of two possibilities besides food - he's allergic to certain chemicals or ingredients in the lip balms, or he has a recurring low-grade infection that keeps flaring up, especially with the bleeding, or a combination of both factors.
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Re: Advice for ezcema on lips

Postby cherrygal » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:13 pm

He must stop licking his lips or it will never heal...

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Re: Advice for ezcema on lips

Postby tinkfirst » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:48 pm

Thank you parents for the tips and reminders. Yes, it is very annoying to see DS keeps licking his lips. Has been constantly reminding him not to do so, but he totally ignores my advice. :frustrated: This evening, tried using pure olive oil , hope it improves the dryness, at least its edible!

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Re: Advice for ezcema on lips

Postby auntieM » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:08 pm

cherrygal wrote:He must stop licking his lips or it will never heal...

My DS even bite his lips cause it itches.. ...really upset with him once I put a small amount of Chinese medicated oil on the top area.. After that he stopped..at least when I'm watching.. :faint:
Heng his lips ok now.. :xedfingers:

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Re: Advice for ezcema on lips

Postby erfano » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:22 am

Checkout seawater.. Able to cure skin problems...

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