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A 21-year-old male asked:

I get itchy redness with small pimples around my mouth every now and then what could this be ?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Many answers: Itchiness may mean that you may be allergic to something the area surrounding your mouth has been in contact with.The potential allergens range from food, juice , or even toothpaste but the skin rash may not occur until 2-3 days after the contact or as early as minutes after depending on the allergic mechanism. If you can't find the answer, you need to see a dermatologist.
Last updated Apr 12, 2015

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