A problem that is has many people worried about kissing or even showing their face in public or on a date is lip eczema. This rare form of eczema is scientifically known as angular chelitis, which is known for being responsible for symptoms that involve chapped and dry lips that can become swollen without warning. Although lip eczema appears gross and almost like a communicable disease, lip eczema is not contagious although it sometimes appears like a herpes, a communicable disease that is contagious. Additionally, this form of itchy skin condition is unique from herpes in that it only usually appears on the part of the mouth where the skin meets with the outside of the lip as opposed to herpes simplex where the outbreak can occur even within the inside of the mouth.
Persons that deal with this chronic problem fall into a couple of categories. Heredity is a major factor because if there is a genetic disorder of dealing with this problem that is pervasive in your lineage there is a high likelihood that eczema will follow. People that constantly lick their lips, have bad fitting dentureres, or are allergic to certain food groups can also develop this problem. Avoiding certain foods such as peanuts, soy, eggs, and orange juice can be a great start towards avoiding further breakouts. Always use lip balm with SP-15 as a main ingredient as this will ensure that your lips retain moisture while guaranteeing also that you will not touch or scratch your inflamed lips. Scratching this area will sometimes lead to infection and spreading of the disease.
After you have tried to identify why lip eczema symptoms are prevailing, it’s important to pursue methods that will heal your lips and stop the feeling of being ashamed. While there are several options to explore that have varying degrees of success, before you invest in any treatment, make sure you look at natural remedies. Natural remedies can save your liver from being destroyed while preserving your life expectancy.
One of the best remedies is to switch to natural products that are paraben free and formaldehyde free which is better for both the skin and lips. A constant application of natural lip balm with SP-15 on a daily basis can relieve the swelling and irritation while moisturizing the lips at the same time. Lip balm with SP-15 is available through Melaleuca and several health food stores, and is not very costly.
Avoidance techniques also seem to work great in fighting lip eczema. Ascertaining products that we routinely use on our lips such as lip gloss and lip stick which is high in fragrance has shown to work quite well in helping lip eczema.
Additionally, not biting the lips and drinking plenty of water has shown to work quite well in the fight for our lips. It appears that the combined effort of ensuring that the lips do not become dry through constantly biting and hydrating the body with plenty of water makes the skin on the lips regenerate new skin at a higher rate.
There are a wealth of options to explore that are natural. Look for natural remedies and healing solutions before you invest in harsher options that involve steroids. It’s also not to itch or bite your lips at all because this will almost undoubtedly mean that your lip eczema will linger and never go away; only get worse.