What is wrong with my lips?

Patient

Q: I have an appointment with a dermatologist, but its a 3 month waiting list, so I figured this couldn't hurt..

About 4 months ago, my lips began getting very chapped and cracking. And then they started swelling beyond belief. I've been to 4 doctors and been on 5 anitbiotics so they have ruled out a bacterial infection and an allergic reaction. My lips got a big red ring around them as if they were extremely chapped, they started burning and itching (this happens almost every day) and the doctor I saw yesterday considered herpes, but I have never had a sore or anything. I'm on steroids and for ONCE my lips look normal again.. what condition(s) could this possibly be?

Symptoms:  swelling, burning, itching, red lips
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