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What is actinic cheilitis?

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It's a form of actinic keratosis -- scaly rough patches of skin or raised bumps that look like warts or horns -- on your lips. If they’re always dry or split or you have a white, scaly spot on your bottom lip, let your doctor know.

SOURCES:

American Skin Association: “Sun Safety.”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

FDA.

CDC.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Skin Cancer Foundation.

Richard G. Glogau, MD, clinical professor of dermatology, University of California, San Francisco.

Cleveland Clinic: “The Aging Skin.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 6, 2019

SOURCES:

American Skin Association: “Sun Safety.”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

FDA.

CDC.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Skin Cancer Foundation.

Richard G. Glogau, MD, clinical professor of dermatology, University of California, San Francisco.

Cleveland Clinic: “The Aging Skin.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 6, 2019

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