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Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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  • Lips are sore

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  • Scaly skin

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is cheilitis?

Inflammation of the lips. Causes include infection (bacterial, viral, or fungal) and irritants, such as constant contact with saliva or excessive dryness.

Symptoms of cheilitis

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • Spots in mouth

  • Lip redness

  • Lip pain or itch

  • Lip sores or erosions

Questions your doctor may ask to check for cheilitis

  • Do you have flaky, scaly skin?

  • Do you have mouth sores?

  • Are your lips red?

  • Are your lips itchy or painful?

  • Are there sores or erosions on your lips?

Treatment for cheilitis

Lip balm and petroleum jelly can keep the lips moist. Treatment also depends on the cause. Antibiotic or antifungal creams can be given for infections, or vitamin supplements for deficiencies.

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References

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  • Trager MH, Farmer K, Ulrich C, Basset-Seguin N, Herms F, Geskin LJ, Bouaziz JD, Lebbé C, de Masson A, Bagot M, Dobos G. Actinic cheilitis: a systematic review of treatment options. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2021 Apr;35(4):815-823. doi: 10.1111/jdv.16995. Epub 2020 Dec 26. PMID: 33251620.

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  • Ohta K, Yoshimura H. Candida-Associated Cheilitis. Am J Med Sci. 2020 Dec;360(6):e17-e18. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2020.05.046. Epub 2020 Jun 2. PMID: 32684336.

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Reviewed By:

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS (Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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