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For a time I have been licking my lower lip, which then

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For a long time I have been licking my lower lip, which then becomes sore and red. It seems to be a nervous habit that I required as a youth, but the problem passed in the end. Now in my eighty first year the problem has returned again. Can you help me please. Thanking you, Alan Gait.

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This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Anxiety can trigger lip licking commonly.
You can try to distract your mind with some hobby when you feel like lip licking.
The red and soreness are due to the reaction against saliva.

Over the counter hydrocortisone cream can be tried twice daily to treat the rash.

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