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Cracked lips

Cracked lips: Introduction

Cracked lips: Dry, cracked or fissured lips. See detailed information below for a list of 23 causes of Cracked lips, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Cracked lips:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Cracked lips. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Cracked lips:

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Cracked lips Treatments

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Stories from Users for Cracked lips

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Message Boards for Cracked lips

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Diagnostic tests for Cracked lips:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Cracked lips. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect for signs of dehydration - e.g. dry cracked lips, dry mouth and reduced.
    • Saliva
    • Examine for any sores on lips that may caused cracked lips - e.g. herpes simplex.
    • Full physical examination - may reveal features of systemic disease e.g. Diabetes mellitus, Kawasaki disease, HIV infection.
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count
  • more tests...»

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Cracked lips

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Cracked lips. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Cracked lips: Deaths

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Organs affected by Cracked lips:

The list of organs typically affected by Cracked lips may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Cracked lips

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How Common are these Causes of Cracked lips?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Cracked lips. Of the 23 causes of Cracked lips that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 21 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cracked lips:

The following list of conditions have 'Cracked lips' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Cracked lips Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Cracked lips based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Cracked lips?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Cracked lips, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Cracked lips:

    Medical Conditions associated with Cracked lips:

    Lip symptoms (1017 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes)

    Symptoms related to Cracked lips:

    Dry lips, Sore lips (8 causes), Lip symptoms (1017 causes), Cracked mouth corner (10 causes), Wind exposure, Cold weather, Lip sore (24 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Cracked lips

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