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Red patches around my mouth?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: Red patches around the mouth may be due viral infection like herpes, vitamin deficiency, fungal skin infection etc. Try taking an over the counter multivitamin and if the lesion does not go away in a couple of weeks, see your doctor.

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How can I relieve redness in the cheeks and around the mouth?

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Dr. James Goodpaster
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Find the Cause: You need to see a dentist to determine what is causing the redness to get rid of it. Also since you don't say if it hurts it is impossible to know what it might be. There are many things that can cause redness like this. See a professinal for hlep.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

Why does it get red around my mouth when i eat?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Food allergy: I wonder if you are allergic to something you are eating. Alternatively, some of the food is acidic and irritating your lips. Mangos are related to poison ivy, tomatoes can be acidic as well as some fruit.
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What can cause red watery sores around my mouth?

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Dr. Paul Grin
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A 23-year-old female asked:

I need a dermatologist! I have a red ring around my mouth. What could it be?

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Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 52 years experience
Several possibilitys: You might have some yeast infection, but usually that is in the corners of the mouth. Frequent licking of the lips may cause irritation of the outer border due to loss of natural oils. Using lip balm, of some type, frequently until healed and avoiding licking the lips allows healing. Allergy to lipstick is another possible cause. Stop using any new products if concerned.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What can I use to address red rash around my mouth?

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See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine these in person to he/she can see them live.

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