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Every year for the past four years or so, during January and February, my lips get very dry and irritated, and the area around my lips turns red and hurts. Also, I get bad acne around my mouth.
I don't know what to do. The acne isn't as much the problem as is the redness around my lips and the fact that my mouth is really sore.

It's really horrible because my birthday is on January fifth, and I hate having people around me like this. Agh.
 

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try Folic Acid .....my g/f has the same thing....the corners of her mouth are super chapped and creates a ring around her whole mouth. I googled this months ago....got her Folic Acid pills and she takes like 1000 mg. a day. Wow it cleared right up. If she misses a day of not taking her pills, it comes back instantly. Good Luck....its worth a try.
 

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I would like to add that the above dosage probably should be 1000 mcg (micrograms),

I would suggest a good multivitamin and a combo of b vitamins...but not a high dosage.

Curious, what are you using on your lips at this moment?. What kind of lipstick or other?

You could try a mild .05% hydrocortisone crem just around the edges (applied with a q-tip so that you don't infect your lips with your fingers) and Aquaphor in the tube. It's a medicated type of petrolatum cream.

What are you using for your acne?

Try not to lick your lips especially around the outer edges....hard to do..

If the above doesn't show some improvement within a few days, definitely see the doctor.



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try Folic Acid .....my g/f has the same thing....the corners of her mouth are super chapped and creates a ring around her whole mouth. I googled this months ago....got her Folic Acid pills and she takes like 1000 mg. a day. Wow it cleared right up. If she misses a day of not taking her pills, it comes back instantly. Good Luck....its worth a try.
its good
 
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