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Lip allergy causing cold sores?

(3 Posts)
frazzledbutcalm Thu 31-Jan-13 22:24:40

Low iron levels can cause dry cracked lips. What about using just plain vaseline on lips? Hopefully when your iron levels are up your lips will clear up.

HelpOneAnother Wed 23-Jan-13 12:21:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CarpeJugulum Wed 23-Jan-13 12:08:12

Since having my DS I've been plagued with what appear to be cold sores - my iron levels are low so I'm on tablets, but this isn't helping. They don't tingle, they're just lumps which then crack and bleed. I use a cold sore machine to zap them and they last about a week but seem to cross infect each other, and are worse if I try to treat them with anything other than the machine or occasionally patches (so different creams either over the counter or prescribed).

However, I've noticed that when I use anything on my lips (lip balm, lipstick) this coincides with a break out a day or so later.

So I can live without lipstick, but my lips chap very badly, and I need something to help. Pharmacist and GP are not helpful, just suggesting I "try different creams" but this will cost an arm and a leg for something that I can only use once before getting lumps again.

Right now I have 4 "sores", cracked lips and it looks lovely!

Any ideas on what this is can be or a solution?

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