according to my derm, ec tends to spread/deepen when irritated by MikePylon ..... Peeling Lips Exfoliative Cheilitis
Date: 1/8/2013 3:19:43 PM ( 10 years ago ago)
i spoke with my derm for a while yesterday and got a lot info and his insight into ec... being a cosmetic dermatologist he has seen it happen as a result to various infections, diseases, traumas and even procedures to the lips... in his explanation, it is an inflammatory skin reaction that usually begins in the center of the upper lip, and will spread to varying degrees to the surroundinding tissues both in circumference and in depth when it is irritated... (started in the bottom lip for me) whether that be through picking, bacteria, dryness, yeast, disease, chemical irritants ect... and in some cases it can even spread outside the lips to the face... i asked him about this because i thought there was a chance i could be getting angular cheilitis due to redness beside my lips... he said it's not ac, but if it flakes don't pick at it or it could become ac as ec tends to spread much in the same way eczema does when irritated... the good news is that if irritation is avoided and the root cause is dealt with he says it can heal inwardly, in the opposite way that irritation spreads it...
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