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by cailinrabie
(1 post)
5 years ago

Bad bottom lip rash after practicing


Hi all

I have been playing sax for over 10 years, and over the last year I have started to develop a seriously bad rash/irritation/blisters on and below my bottom lip after practicing. It is so sore, with a burning sensation and it itches as well. It is red and also very dry and scaly, and during the night it weeps and I wake up with a crust over the lip. I will attach a picture, sorry if it looks gross! I have tried every different cream and nothing seems to help. Is there anyone who has experienced something similar or has any suggestions?? I am so, so desperate, because I am studying a BMus and specialising in performance, so I have to practice for hours each day.

Warm regards
Cailin Rabie  

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  1. by mijderf
    (282 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: Bad bottom lip rash after practicing

    If you have not been to a doctor, I would recommend a visit for this issue.

    It looks like you roll your lower lip over your teeth, and perhaps the skin beneath the lip is exposed to the reed.  If you play cane reeds I would recommend rubbing them down with a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution before and after you play.  Make sure to rinse well with tap water and towel them off and let dry for a while before use.

    But above all, check with a doctor. 

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  2. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (644 posts)

    5 years ago

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