I had similar symptoms for a few months. My dermatologist diagnosed a yeast infection. She gave me a 2 gram sample tube of topical Xolegel (2% ketoconazole). I applied it twice per day and the symptoms disappeared in 5 days. My lips don't crack anymore and the dryness is gone. My doctor recommends drinking one ounce of water per pound of body weight per day and checking lip balm and skin products with the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep cosmetic database. Look for products with a "0" rating (best). URL www.ewg.org/skindeep/. Avoid products with higher ratings that can cause irritation.View Thread
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