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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Skin Care and Diseases
I have swollen, cracked lips with cold sores and tiny bumps all over them. My lips are also very sore and tender. What could have caused this?
A spectrum of conditions ranging from the dryness, to irritation from cosmetics/food, as well as actual infections such as viral infections can cause this. It is best to be checked by a physician in case prescription antivirals are needed.
Elma D Baron, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Skin Study Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University