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VinhThiMom 10-20-2008 11:02 AM

Chapped lips? (warning, graphic pics)-updated
I posted this in a reply, but I don't think everyone saw it. I did take him to the doctor yesterday and the doc said it's from picking his lips, and they got infected. He does pick the skin when they get chapped, and I guess it was just really bad this weekend. We're using bactroban ointment on them twice/day and vaseline during the day. They didn't look much better this morning, but the doc said they should be fine in 2-3 days if he'll leave them alone.

My 2.5yo has always had chapped lips. We use chapstick on them, but this weekend, it got colder and his lips are horribly worse. It's like one big bleeding open sore. We took him to the pharmacy yesterday to see what they suggested and they said vaseline, so we did that, but he was crying all night in pain and this morning we woke up to blood on the pillow and this:

Now, I know this isn't normal. But is it just really severe chapped lips? Or do you think something else is going on?? They are really swollen, too.

VinhThiMom 10-20-2008 11:03 AM

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BTW, they were caked shut, so when he woke up (as I was trying to clean them with a warm washcloth, he ripped them apart screaming. :cry:

Dorothy'smom 10-20-2008 11:05 AM

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I'd take him to the Dr. Poor baby!

madebymommy 10-20-2008 11:06 AM

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OH MY GOD! I'd be taking him to a doctor, PRONTO. That poor baby!

VinhThiMom 10-20-2008 11:06 AM

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And sorry for the close-ups of the boogers. Guess I could crop those out, huh? LOL

daisyprincess98 10-20-2008 11:07 AM

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awww, the poor baby! I'd be getting something stronger than vaseline!!

madebymommy 10-20-2008 11:08 AM

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LOL we all understand! My dd has a runny nose and its SNOT CITY!

I'd almost venture to say his lips are infected - is there any discharge? Does he breathe out his mouth when he sleeps? I do and I always get chapped lips, but I have never seen anything like that!

daisyprincess98 10-20-2008 11:09 AM

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I Smile Because Of Them 10-20-2008 11:10 AM

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Oh my goodness, that poor baby. I would definitely take him to the doctor mama. That looks so painful. :(

VinhThiMom 10-20-2008 11:14 AM

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Interesting. We do use a humidifier at night because Maddie has a cough. He also has a nervous habit of picking at his lips. If there's a piece of skin sticking out, he'll pick at it until it bleeds. We stop him anytime we see him doing it and tell him over and over that doing that will make it worse. But he's 2.5. He doesn't understand, apparently.

I called the doc and they can see him in 3 hours, so hopefully they can give us something stronger than vaseline, and hopefully, there's no infection.

He breathes through his nose in his sleep (which is why they were sealed shut this morning as the blood dried). He can't even eat without crying in pain. It's breaking my heart.

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