What is Actinic Cheilitis (AC)?

September 16, 2017

What is Actinic cheilitis Actinic cheilitis manifests a diffuse or patchy dryness and variable thickening of the vermillion of the lower lip. The prevalent form of actinic cheilitis is due to chronic sun exposure. It is also called actinic cheilosis, solar cheilitis and sometimes, actinic cheilitis with histological atypia. AC almost always affects the lower lips and only rarely the upper lip, probably because of the lower lip more exposed…

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Why Do I Have Dry and Chapped Lips?

July 12, 2017

Many may think of chapped lips a condition at only happens in the winter. You can get dry, sore, cracked and scaly lips anytime during the year. We have highlighted a few things that can cause more damage to your lips, preventing you from having healthy lips. Chapped lips also called cheilitis is primarily due to the loss of hydration from natural oils and lips, in the outermost skin layer…

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