A 43-year-old female asked:
my daughter (11) has small red bumps resembling pimples on her upper lip. she says they’re itchy. yesterday there was one - this morning 7. we are traveling in egypt, using spf50 sunscreen. air very dry. anything to worry about?
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Lip bumps: May be herpetic or perioral dermatitis. For herpes use acyclovir and avoid sun as that exacerbates . Do not touch herpetic lesions directly as they are contagious. Wash hands immediately and do not rub eyes. Or may be perioral dermatitis / impetigo that needs antibiotics either topical or oral - dry weather / sun can worsen it. DO NOT use hydrocortisone f/u /w/ doc before trip.
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
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