Cheilitis is the term used to describe inflamed lips.  It manifest as red, scaly and often painful lips. The most common causes include infection, skin condition, allergy, medication, injury, nutritional deficiency and chronic sun exposure. Treatment of cheilitis depends on the cause. Emollient lip balms and sunscreens are usually recommended.

Common types of cheilitis:

  1. Angular cheilitis
  2. Actinic cheilitis
  3. Eczematous cheilitis
  4. Medication cheilitis