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Dry/itchy upper lip skin
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smk81 posted:
For some time now, I have had a dry patch of skin between the lower part of my nose to my upper lip. When the weather changes so does its characteristics. During the winter, it will go away but become a nuisance once is starts to warm up. I have been using a hydrocortisone cream on it as well a Carmez on it for a couple years now but it simply will not go away. I become embarrased and self-conscious every time I leave my house in fear that my dry skin is hideous. I will be getting married next year and am afraid that

Is anyone out there dealing with the same thing??? If so, how do you manage it??? I welcome any suggestions!
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Flummoxed responded:
I'll try again. cannot get to grip with modern electronics. I was sorry to see the passing of the vacuum tube!!

Ref. your dry upper lip and nose. I have had this problem for years and never found a permanent cure, but it can be controlled with Nizcreme. Put this on at night time only.

I think you will find, like me, that water exacerbates the condition and the whole area flares up. This is why it is worse in warm weather as you perspire more than in Winter.

I think that you will also have dry skin in your eyebrows and dandruff. All seems to be the same source.

Try using Head and Shoulders shampoo daily and Niz shampoo at least once a week and leave it (Niz) on for a good 5 minutes before rinsing.

I have never found a cure, just have lived with it for last 30 years.
 
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Khoward123 responded:
I have the same problem and I live in the midwest. It flares up aat the end of the winter and says until the first part of summer. I also get it on my forehead. I use Aquaphor by Eucerin espically at night and it seems to help. Don't wash or scrub with harsh soap it will only make things worse.


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