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Can you get eczema in your mouth?

Can you get eczema in your mouth?

No: Is this a hypothetical question, or do you have something wrong in your mouth? See a DR if you do. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Ihad eczema since birth I am20 and its got realy bad I see dermotogly for past 10 years I go every mouth but get no were is there anything eles to try?

Ihad eczema since birth I am20 and its got realy bad I see dermotogly for past 10 years I go every mouth but get no were is there anything eles to try?

A better dermatologi: You go every month to dermatologist????? You list not 1 eczema med.!!! Antihistamine not useful for eczema nor for itch due to it. Dust mites irrelevant. Why epipen (epinephrine)? Sounds like you are not treating eczema. If that is your problem go to a dermatologist who will actually treat you. You can be sure that we have very effective therapies for eczema. The sooner you get started, the better. Most p ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get rid of eczema around your mouth?

Fist line measure: Is to apply petroleum-based ointment to the area at bedtime and in the morning. ...Read more

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I get an eczema like rash on my forehead & around my mouth after eating chocolate?

I get an eczema like rash on my forehead & around my mouth after eating chocolate?

CHOCOLATE ALLERGY: You must be allergic to chocolate. Kids develop itchy rash around the mouth if they are allergic to food coloring after drinking juices. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of eczema under lip?

How can I get rid of eczema under lip?

Aquaphor: Try a barrier cream like Aquaphor to seal in moisture and prevent dryness and cracking of lips. Do not overuse chapsticks as these can actually cause worsening of symptoms. Also make sure that you are not putting makeups or lipsticks on that are causing an allergic reaction making your lips worse. Avoid licking lips if that is a habit of yours. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get rid of a red upper lip that is eczema?

Can I tell me how I can get rid of a red upper lip that is eczema?

Usually from licking: Often times the redness on the lip is from licking your lip. Try a wax based lip sunscreen to prevent the enzymes from your mouth getting on your skin. If it doesn't resolve add a little hydrocortisone at night. If still persists, see your dermatologist to get diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from saliva through skin cracks caused dyshidrotic eczema?

Can you get HIV from saliva through skin cracks caused dyshidrotic eczema?

No risk: Saliva is a very poor HIV transmitter. Your best bet is to keep your skin healthy and moisturized. Since you have eczema, you are at increased risk of dry and cracked skin. You must apply hypoallergenic moisturizer after handwashing to reduce irritation. You might also consider wearing gloves if this weighs on you psychologically. ...Read more

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HELP! I have eczema above my upper lip and its so noticeable and red. How do I get rid of/hide or cover the redness. I need an immediate cure for this?

HELP! I have eczema above my upper lip and its so noticeable and red. How do I get rid of/hide or cover the redness. I need an immediate cure for this?

See a dermatologist: Sometimes this is caused by prescription cortisone. Often it is treated with a calcineurin inhibitor such as pimecrolimus cream or tacrolimus ointment by prescription. This may clear it in a few hours. ...Read more

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When I scratch I get hives or even lean my head on my arm I get a rash on my face. The doctor told me it was eczema but I don't think it's that?

When I scratch I get hives or even lean my head on my arm I get a rash on my face. The doctor told me it was eczema but I don't think it's that?

Dermatographia: You have a condition known as dermatographia the cause of which is unknown. It is known as skin writing and affects about five percent of people. The phenomenon lasts about thirty minutes before disappearing. Sometimes, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is needed. ...Read more

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I get some sort of rashl/eczema on my hand from something at work, last night my top lip was itchy and had the same lil blisters is it somethi else?

I get some sort of rashl/eczema on my hand from something at work, last night my top lip was itchy and had the same lil blisters is it somethi else?

Possible Allergy: You may be sensitive to whatever it was at work. You may need to do some investigation yourself. You may present with just a plain redness on the affected areas or have welps/ hives, swelling, itching, even blisters like you had on your lips. Please have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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How do I treat atopic eczema around the mouth?

How do I treat atopic eczema around the mouth?

Moisturize: Moisturize with Vaseline or Aquaphor. Can use low-potency topical corticosteroids twice a day with flares but limit use as prolonged applications can cause thinning and discoloration of the skin. Also avoid triggers, daily use of Chapstick, and/or lip licking. ...Read more

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How do I treat atopic eczema around the mouth?

Moisturize...: If it is due to a persistent "lip-licker" and the diagnosis is certain, then frequent (every 1-2 hours while awake) applications of vaseline should help to restore the epidermal layer that has been damaged by the continuous wet-dry-wet-dry cycles. If the child is older and absorption is not a concern, then a very low potency steroid may also help. Also, zinc supplements may be beneficial. ...Read more

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Eczema paralyzing my mouth in the morning. What should I do?

Eczema paralyzing my mouth in the morning. What should I do?

Petroleum jelly?: Good evening,
the most common reason for the unpleasant feeling of the lips and area around the mouth in eczema is the dryness. One inexpensive easy measure which many patients find helpful is to apply a sufficient quantity of vaseline on the lips, especially before going to bed. This natural organic substance applied often will act as a barrier to the effect of saliva as well as keep moisture in. ...Read more

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What can I do about eczema paralyzing my mouth in the morning?

What can I do about eczema paralyzing my mouth in the morning?

Mouth paralysis: Eczema does not cause mouth paralysis so if you have this finding, you need to see a doctor for further evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have a discoloration at the corner of my mouth. It looks like eczema. I have been using nixoderm for about 2 weeks now, but I don't see any difference?

I have a discoloration at the corner of my mouth. It looks like eczema. I have been using nixoderm for about 2 weeks now, but I don't see any difference?

See doc: The most common type of rash leading to discoloration in the corners of the mouth is something called angular chelitis aka perleche. This arises due to an increase in moisture which causes irritation and sometimes a yeast component. Any information on the skin/lips especially in darker skinned individuals can lead to a discoloration. However I would go see a doctor to probably diagnose and treat this. ...Read more

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Can eczema occurs in mouth? I mean back of the lips.

Can eczema occurs in mouth? I mean back of the lips.

It's possible: Eczema occurs in any area of the body that is covered by skin, and it is not uncommon to see it occur on the lips. Because the lips can be especially sensitive due to numerous nerve endings, the resulting symptoms can be especially difficult to experience. Consult a dermatologist if the eczema is on the lips. If sores are in the mouth, consult a dentist for a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My baby has eczema around his mouth and chin. Are there any natural products I can use?

My baby has eczema around his mouth and chin. Are there any natural products I can use?

Probiotics: Studies suggest that babies at high risk for allergic disorders such as eczema have different types and numbers of bacteria in their digestive tracts than other babies, and that probiotic supplements taken by pregnant women and children may reduce the occurrence eczema in children. ...Read more

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I recently got eczema on my face around my mouth chin area. Is there any method to fix this permanently?

I recently got eczema on my face around my mouth chin area. Is there any method to fix this permanently?

Maybe: Eczema can be acute or chronic and has multiple causes. You can try over the counter cortisone (1% hydrocortisone), but long-term use can thin the skin. Also, sometimes a rash around the mouth in women is perioral dermatitis, which may be worsened by cortisone and is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What to do if I got eczema on my face around my mouth chin area. Is there anyway to fix this permanently?

What to do if I got eczema on my face around my mouth chin area. Is there anyway to fix this permanently?

Maybe: Eczema can be acute or chronic and has multiple causes. You can try over the counter cortisone (1% hydrocortisone), but long-term use can thin the skin. Also, sometimes a rash around the mouth in women is perioral dermatitis, which may be worsened by cortisone and is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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I've had this dark eczema ring around my mouth. I've been so embarressed by it. I been called names everytime. I go out I hid my mouth. Plz help?

I've had this dark eczema ring around my mouth. I've been so embarressed by it. I been called names everytime. I go out I hid my mouth. Plz help?

Unlikely eczema: The location of this skin issue makes it less likely to be eczema & more likely something you are doing. Excessive lip licking can cause these color changes due to the effect of saliva on the skin. This can be a habit issue like biting nails. Application of lip/skin care products that your body reacts to can also do it. You may want to consult your doc or dermatologist for guidance. ...Read more

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Why is my mouth dark around my lips? Is that eczema? What can I do to stop it?

May have: You may have acanthosis nigricans. Please see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Given the recent study on cleaning pacifiers w/ your mouth and correlation of less asthma/eczema, do you still recommend against it?

Given the recent study on cleaning pacifiers w/ your mouth and correlation of less asthma/eczema, do you still recommend against it?

Pacifer clensing: A recent study in the journal of pediatrics reported that was less eczema and asthma in children whose parents cleaned their childs pacifiers by sucking on them. It substantiates a theory that early exposure to germs reduces allergies, eczema, and asthma. While the idea sounds gross it may have scientific validity to it. ...Read more

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7mth old baby not eating, diarrhoea, very unsettled his eczema has flared up and has white sort of bumps on the inside of his cheeks (mouth)?

7mth old baby not eating, diarrhoea, very unsettled his eczema has flared up and has white sort of bumps on the inside of his cheeks (mouth)?

Dehydration?: Infants can easily become dehydrated, especially if they are not eating and having diarrhea. This can happen quickly, can be very concerning, and warrants a visit to the doctor. Viruses are common in this age group and can cause decreased oral intake, diarrhea and oral sores (among many other symptoms). Fungal infections (candida/oral thrush) can present with white patches on buccal mucosa. ...Read more

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Today suddenly I noticed that the back of my lower lips (inside mouth) is rough, and when I see that is like the eczema on the skin, what is this?

Today suddenly I noticed that the back of my lower lips (inside mouth) is rough, and when I see that is like the eczema on the skin, what is this?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I have eczema on hand, mouth area, etc. Help?

What to do if I have eczema on hand, mouth area, etc. Help?

Cortisone cream: Topical cortisone cream, although long-term use may thin the skin. You can get a low-strength over the counter cream called 1% hydrocortisione, but it is not very strong and you may need a prescription strength. Also washing with a mild cleanser and using a bland moisturizer like Cetaphil can help. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more