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i have these dots on my upper and lower lips. will they disappear? i have ezcema.

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Need More Info: Any rash or skin lesions require a visual assessment to properly diagnose and treat. It's hard to know what these "dots" look like. How long have they been there? Are they colored? In clusters? Do they itch or burn? Have you had them before? It could be related to your eczema or it could be something unrelated. A picture and more information could help us get to the bottom of this.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed.

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