are my lips allergic to something or is it just my head :- Eczema.
Julie S Asked: are my lips allergic to something or is it just my head?
i don't have any known things that i am allergic to. i have never had any issues before this. just curious if it is an allergic reaction or just something else.
couple months ago (around march/april) i had went to eat lunch and couple minutes after eating something my upper lip started to burn and tingle and just feel uncomfortable. i just assumed that it was the raw jalapenos i had ate that touched my lips and made it uncomfy. the next day i had these little tiny bumps all on my upper lip even towards my nose (but not on my nose). the little bumps were just bothersome.. they were dry and felt tight.. like when you have super chapped lips. took about a week for it to go away and back to smooth clean lips.
flash forward today i had eaten something and my lips were doing the whole thing again. they are almost back to being smooth again. had some dinner today, something spicy so my lips were a bit sensitive from it. went to get some froyo and my lips (about 5 minutes eating) started to burn a little.. (the froyo was a mix of mango/strawberry). i stopped eating it immediately and put some lip balm on to soothe it a bit. the burn sensation is now over (been about an hr since the froyo).
sorry for such a long explanation but i feel like it's all necessary info to determine the answer.
what i remember (or think i can) from all these incidents is.. i had eaten something spicy which made my lips sensitive then some sort of fruit. all these incidents include either mango or strawberry.
could i have suddenly developed a allergic reaction to these two fruits or are my lips just sensitive?
at first i thought it was just lip eczema (i have eczema on my hands) and assumed it was just something on my lips too.. but then i started trying to think maybe my lips are just allergic to something that i had eaten at all these incidents. only thing that i could put together were the mangos/strawberries.
but question. before my lips became dry this time.. i had eaten probably a whole mango (plus more) but my body (besides my lips) are perfectly fine.. is this normal for an allergic reaction?
could everything i just said above be false and it's just my sensitive lips with spicy food and then just lip eczema reacting to it?
sorry if this is all so confusing. )=
The thing is, allergic reaction would include swelling, itching, hives.An irritant reaction would include burning, redness, discomfort.Eczema would probably be a chronic condition of the lips that you would have to treat on an ongoing basis.I would say that since all these incidents happened in conjunction with foods that you have had an allergic vs irritant skin reaction to the food or ingredient.It may be that you just have sensitive or allergic prone lips, especially with a history of eczema on your hands.And if you do have eczema on the lips, then that eczema would easily get irritated with spicy/hot/acidic foods.The mango/strawberries probably have a certain amount of citric acid in them which may burn the lips, even though the rest of you is okay.So, I think that limiting these foods and avoid touching them to your lips would be the best thing.However, if it continues to be a problem or gets worse, you should check with a dermatologist who can give you medication for treating your lips.Aquaphor Healing Ointment is also very good product to coat and moisturize your lips with.