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21 Jul 2010

dry burning cracked lips sometimes feel numb
Hi Doc,

About a month ago I developed very dry eyes. Now I have dry burning cracked lips, which sometimes feel numb. Also have neck and should spasms. Could the lip problem be from my neck? nerve related? I currently am on crestor and eltroxin.
I live in Gauteng and we have been having dry weather but I use a himidifier in my bedroom and drink a lot of water, so am not dehydrated.

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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Ann
Are you perhaps taking vitamins? Overdose of Vit A or E can cause this, or it may be an auto-immune disease (Sjogren syndrome) I don't think it is related to the spasms in your neck. Rather let your doctor have a look so that he can draw bloods to exclude autoimmune disease if needed.
Dr Bets
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