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A 17-year-old female asked:

Around my mouth i have a rash giving a burning sensation often and is quite red, darker than my skin tone, rough. what is this and what should i do?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Not enough detail: Need exam for diagnosis. Perioral dermatitis is a specific diagnosis which may be due to cortisone products on the face. There is specific therapy. Saliva dermatitis is due to compulsive licking and responds to different therapy. Irritant dermatitis can be diagnosed upon discovery of exposures. Allergic dermatitis is sometimes found, such as from sucking on mango skins. Be a detective and see a de
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