Exfoliative Cheilitis is an exceptional condition upsetting the vermilion zone of the lips. In simple words, it is a disturbance in the outer red lip skin that grows too thick and start to peel off revealing raw skin beneath. The disease is chronic and keeps happening repeatedly. The problematic issue with the Exfoliative Cheilitis is that no drug has proved to cure the problem in its entirety.
The common misconception about Exfoliative Cheilitis is its consideration as an outer skin problem but the reverse is true. Some internal hormonal imbalance is the real cause behind this recurrent peeling of skin. Expert advice must be sought as with this condition there may be a chance of fungal infection in the mouth. Any disease effects that may become prominent due to internal disorders of body indicate diet disorders or this is also a warning of malfunctioning of liver. Eating organic fruits and vegetables provides a long term solution. The digestive system should work properly to benefit from food constituents and taking biochemical catalysts can assure its optimal working.
How to treat Exfoliative Cheilitis
Every skin type is different and reacts differently to a medicine and therefore in cases of Exfoliative Cheilitis it is impossible to suggest a general medicine. Applying a mixture of urea with hydrogen peroxide on damaged skin has helped in some cases but still it is not a cure for the condition. Steroids have been used as a treatment option but that is a risky one because steroids are known to have troubling side effects.
Self diagnosis and self medication is discouraged to treat any problematic illness and a visit to a doctor is always the right decision. The best treatment option for damaged skin is using natural herbs. Herbal medicine being safer than general medicine provides a secure healing.