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Saint Paul, MN
A 35-year-old female asked:

i suddenly felt some dryness and little bumps on my lips. its now some kind of allergy on my lips. ate mango from peel; used a newish lip balm. what?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Contact allergy: This may well be from an allergic reaction to the mango but the new lip balm may also be a cause. If you have had problem with poison oak/poison ivy in the past, you are more likely to get a delayed allergic reaction (24-72 hrs after exposure) to mango. Obviously the best treatment is avoidance.

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Last updated Nov 22, 2020

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