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A 2-year-old male asked about a 2-year-old male:

my 2.5 years old toddler has red rashes around her mouth like very dry red patches, what causes it, could it be the wind?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Could be...: While irritation from wind could be one cause or an additional irritant, in that age group peri-oral dermatitis (rash around the mouth) is most often caused by her licking around the lips and mouth. It even has a doctor name called "lip-lickers dermatitis. Sometimes moisturizers such as vaseline or lip balm put right on the skin can be helpful. Encourage her not to lick around lips.

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Last updated Aug 28, 2018

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