The cause of a burning sensation and tightness in your upper lip is really quite simple, and as a result, the solution to this is really quite easy, says a dermatologist.
A common complaint is that of a tight and burning upper lip, and sometimes the lower lips as well. What is the cause of this?
“A tight, burning upper lip could be due to a simple case of chapped lips,” says Dr. Janet Prystowsky, who’s a board certified dermatologist in New York, NY, with 30+ years’ experience.
“If there are no other symptoms like blisters or pustules, and only dry, flaky, red skin, then you can treat your lips with Vaseline or Aquaphor,” says Dr. Prystowsky.
“Use a thin layer to cover any irritated skin. Do not lick your lips. This will only make them worse.
“If you can grow a beard, this may help as well. Wearing a scarf or protective clothing over your face while outside will also help.”
A burning, tight sensation in your upper or lower lip is not a symptom of cancer, but if you do see any newly appearing bumps, nodules, mole-like spots or other growths, make an appointment with a dermatologist.