How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. K. Your Own Question
Dr. K.
Dr. K., Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 4410
Experience:  Board certified with experience in primary care.
65718478
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. K. is online now

what could I take for excess skin which builds up on my lips.

Customer Question

what could I take for excess skin which builds up on my lips. The skin is white and eventually sloughs off easily. It can build up to quite a thick layer eventually. My GP is mystified.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 years ago.

Dr. K. :

Hello, this is Dr K.. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today.

Dr. K. :

This is called exfoliative chelitis and is very tough to treat. Not many known cures. Be sure you are tested for oral thrush, yeast infection. You may want to try lactic acid lotion. There are many on the market. You may also want to try vinegar and water hot compresses. Lanolin cream may also be helpful, it is generally used for breast feeding mothers.

Dr. K. :

Hope this helps.