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Lips Wrecked By Over Moisturising???

Since being on Roaccutane I've constantly been moisturing with Vaseline. Now when I stop my lips seem to grow back dead, dry up, crack, peel off then the cycle restarts.

Anyone have any ideas at all what I can do about this. I'm trying taking Cod Liver Oil supplements, rubbing Vitamin E into my lips but nothing seems to be working.

Spoke to the doctor and he basically said you're knackered.

This is annoying me much more than my scars at the moment. Any ideas I'd be very grateful.

Cheers.

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Since being on Roaccutane I've constantly been moisturing with Vaseline. Now when I stop my lips seem to grow back dead, dry up, crack, peel off then the cycle restarts.

Anyone have any ideas at all what I can do about this. I'm trying taking Cod Liver Oil supplements, rubbing Vitamin E into my lips but nothing seems to be working.

Spoke to the doctor and he basically said you're knackered.

This is annoying me much more than my scars at the moment. Any ideas I'd be very grateful.

Cheers.

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Try taking fish oil supplements, which will help get rid of dry skin.

Limit Carmex use. It contains a little salicylic acid (1 or 2%), as it was originally used for cold sores.

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Since being on Roaccutane I've constantly been moisturing with Vaseline. Now when I stop my lips seem to grow back dead, dry up, crack, peel off then the cycle restarts.

Anyone have any ideas at all what I can do about this. I'm trying taking Cod Liver Oil supplements, rubbing Vitamin E into my lips but nothing seems to be working.

Spoke to the doctor and he basically said you're knackered.

This is annoying me much more than my scars at the moment. Any ideas I'd be very grateful.

Cheers.

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Thanks to all for posting advice but nothing seems to be working at all.

I tried removing the dead skin with a toothbrush by rubbing gently and if anything it's made things worse. I think the constant vaseline use has basically destroyed the moisture glands in my lips.

I've upped my water intake, starting taking cod liver and flaxseed oil and also vitamin E and the cycle is still repeating.

I haven't been on Roaccutane for over 5 years. This is getting extremely disheartening. I haven't even looked at my scars for about 6 months.

Anyone got anything different?

And thanks again for those who posted.

Cheers.

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Thanks to all for posting advice but nothing seems to be working at all.

I tried removing the dead skin with a toothbrush by rubbing gently and if anything it's made things worse. I think the constant vaseline use has basically destroyed the moisture glands in my lips.

I've upped my water intake, starting taking cod liver and flaxseed oil and also vitamin E and the cycle is still repeating.

I haven't been on Roaccutane for over 5 years. This is getting extremely disheartening. I haven't even looked at my scars for about 6 months.

Anyone got anything different?

And thanks again for those who posted.

Cheers.

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What really worried me was when the doctor said they'll be like that for good now.

Surely this can't be? If I don't put any balm on my lips for some time they'll have to adjust back won't they?

It's like a little formation of squares on my lip that have no stretching or anything to em. Just rock hard skin.

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man, i did roacutan treatment twice, 16 months taking roacutan on total.

my lips on winter crack all over :T

my derm said that can be permanent this change, but if you just use some GOOD lip balm will be fine :)

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Like I said though I was on Roaccutane over 5 years ago and my lips have been fine ever since. This has come on suddenly and its more than just cracking. I've never seen anything like it. It's like the skin on my lips grows back dead. Peels off, then starts again. It's doing me head in.

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Thanks to all who've posted but I really think its all over. Basically the petroloeum in Vaseline has destroyed the outer layer of my lips and as they're no Sebum producing glands in the lips when my lips heal they grow back in a rock hard state due to the fact they can't obtain any moisture from within.

Roaccutane is the biggest curse in my life causing numerous mental and physical problems.

:boohoo:

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I'm going to be going to see the doctor on Tuesday and will demand a referral to a specialist but the more I read into this the more I'm leaning towards agreeing with the original doctor.

It's put my scarring into complete perspective. I was always looking into mirrors checking my scars but since this has happened I haven't done that once. It's so much worse. It looks like I'm going to be applying lip-balm every couple of hours for life. And even then my lips look shite!

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I was taking some of the supplements listed at the top of this board and was wondering if any of these may have caused it?

Any ideas?

Cheers.

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Maybe try using a prescription or OTC coritsone cream/gel on your lips for a week and see what happens. Other than acne, I also suffer from eczema, and when I get these patches of severe dry skin on my body the only thing that will get them to go away is cortisone gel. Usually takes 4-7 days, at which point they can be managed with moisturizing creams and lotions. But before the cortisone sends them into remission, so to speak, I could apply Eucerin cream or Vaseline all day and all night and the patches just wouldn't budge.

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Cheers.

Might ask the doctor about that when i get the results of my blood test. Being doing a bit of reading up and I really think I fucked up when taking some of the supplements listed in the diet section at the top of this page. Vitamin A overdose can cause severely dry lips.

I hope I haven't poisoned myself. Fucking Roaccutane, turned me into a paranoid psycho!

:drool:

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Cheers.

Might ask the doctor about that when i get the results of my blood test. Being doing a bit of reading up and I really think I fucked up when taking some of the supplements listed in the diet section at the top of this page. Vitamin A overdose can cause severely dry lips.

I hope I haven't poisoned myself. Fucking Roaccutane, turned me into a paranoid psycho!

:drool:

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Tried loads of lip balms fella. Like I said, this doesn't appear to be normal dry skin. It's wild. 4 squares of skin that grow back on my top lip rock hard, peel off, then grow back again. You can see the difference between my healthy lip above and the wrecked part below. Even when the skins just peeled off. It feels and looks slightly different.

I think this is my own doing, either with lip balms or supplements. Fuming.

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Finally I have some hope.

Think I've worked out what's happened. I'm pretty sure that I have exactly what this woman describes:

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Dermatology/...ages/31439.html

Think taking too many of the supplements on the diet page has given me some kind of severe yeast infection.

This was backed up by another site listing one of the type of oral yeast infection as:

Hyperplastic (chronic) -- extra tissue that cannot readily be wiped off and may appear discolored because of staining caused by foods or tobacco. It all adds up as I've had a couple of other symptoms as well..

Looks like cortisone or something similar may help.

Gonna speak to the doctor again on Monday. Hopefully we can get this sorted.

Cheers to everyone again.

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Finally I have some hope.

Think I've worked out what's happened. I'm pretty sure that I have exactly what this woman describes:

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Dermatology/...ages/31439.html

Think taking too many of the supplements on the diet page has given me some kind of severe yeast infection.

This was backed up by another site listing one of the type of oral yeast infection as:

Hyperplastic (chronic) -- extra tissue that cannot readily be wiped off and may appear discolored because of staining caused by foods or tobacco. It all adds up as I've had a couple of other symptoms as well..

Looks like cortisone or something similar may help.

Gonna speak to the doctor again on Monday. Hopefully we can get this sorted.

Cheers to everyone again.

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Saw Doctor today. Prescribed daktacort cream with Hydrocortisone 1% and Miconazole nitrate 2%.

Lets get this sorted!

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If that doesn't work out for you i suggest giving biotin a shot... I was reading a forum full of accutane victims and i remember biotin being good for dry lips!!

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Yeah, this has been miles worse than my scarring.

Put it into complete perspective. I actually think if I can get my lips sorted my outlook on life will be so much better as my scarring will no longer be a problem. I used to hate the people on here who come on and say, "Get on with it, people hardly notice your scars." Or whatever but I can now see what they mean.

I've been walking round for 6+ months with my lips broken up into rock hard squares and no-ones commented. (I work in a school and you can bet any money kids would say something if they'd picked up on it)

Spoke to a mate about me going to the doctors about it and he genuinely hadn't noticed.

Suppose we're always more aware of our own problems than other peoples.

Still want my lips sorting like!

Good luck everyone.

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Seriously buddy, try taking even just a low dose of biotin... i have heard great things from people using it due to prolonged cracking lips induced by accutane!!

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