Itchy sensation on your lips can suddenly occur becoming quite uncomfortable. It is related to a contact or seasonal allergy or a symptom of other less common health conditions.
These are its common causes:
Allergic contact cheilitis
This is the term for itchy or inflamed lips caused by exposure to an allergens like lip cosmetics, sunscreens, toothpastes, mouthwashes and medications. Foods with preservatives, fragrances or artificial flavorings are also common causes.
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There are some medical prescriptions that leads to itchy lips as a side effect e.g Retinoid treatments, making your lips crack and bleed. Allergies to penicillin-based antibiotics like amoxicillin can also cause itchy feeling.
Is a lip inflammation is caused by overstimulating the sensitive skin on your lips (licking and biting).
Comes from your lips being exposed to extreme heat, wind, or cold temperatures for a prolonged period of time and is frequently accompanied by cracking or bleeding lips.
There are some bacterial, viral, and fungal infections that can make your lips feel itchy. Herpes simplex candida overgrowth and staph infections are all common causes of itchy and uncomfortable lips.
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