Thursday, August 17, 2006

Clown Lips

I woke up this morning with swollen, itchy, and inflamed lips and I have no idea why. I used some Cherry 7Up Lipsmackers right before bed, but I've been using that off and on since I got it in my stocking at Christmas. Every now and then I will get a little spot of this but never my ENTIRE mouth. OMG, it itches and I look hideous.

At first glance you'd think I must be licking my lips like crazy or that they are just really chapped. I've put hydrocortisone on them and it helps a little to stop the itching. It's disgusting. I've always had mild dermatitis issues here and there since I was a kid, but this is the first time it's really altered my apperance. I remember having it a little bit around the time I went back to work after having Caroline and I was really stressed out - but I don't feel stressed out right now.

There is nothing new I've used in my daily regimin nor is there anything new I've eaten. I know it's not a cold sore b/c I know what those look like (I've also never had one). This is the entirety of both lips and not just isolated spots.

I cringe everytime someone comes into my office b/c they're probably wondering what the hell is wrong with me. Another few days w/o lip gloss too. Thank goodness I already had a dermatologist appointment for the first week of September for my first baseline skin check. I'm sure though that by that time this won't be a problem and I'll just have to tell her about it.

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