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What could be causing a chronic burning rash around my mouth?

What could be causing a chronic burning rash around my mouth?

A few things...: The most common cause is perleche, which is the irritation and inflammation from licking one's lips. Perioral dermatitis is another common rosacea-like inflammatory disorder that can do this. Allergic contact dermatitis can as well. Vitamin deficiency and even exposure to certain toxins can do this, so you will need a dermatologist to help solve this puzzle. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What would be causing the rash around my 2y old daughter's mouth?

What would be causing the rash around my 2y old daughter's mouth?

Saliva or irritant: Saliva contains many chemicals, including enzymes, which start the digestive process. When it repeatedly comes in contact with the skin it can lead to irritation and a rash. It is common for children to lick around their lips, leading to irritation. Due to the irritation, they lick to make it briefly feel better, worsening the rash. Use some type of lip balm or vaseline to keep saliva off the skin. ...Read more

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I have a red swollen ring around my mouth, specially when i wake up, no rash or bumps. Look like a monkey. What can be the cause?

I have a red swollen ring around my mouth, specially when i wake up, no rash or bumps. Look like a monkey. What can be the cause?

Lip licking eczema : Certain individuals tends to lick their lips as habit or to moisten it from repeated cracking ! malocclusion or open mouth breathing or misaligned braces tend to worsen it! please visit your md for a quick check and treatment ! regards! ...Read more

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I had this rash come and go around my mouth. It's a cluster of little red bumps that turn to white heads. What kind of food can cause that? Help!

I had this rash come and go around my mouth. It's a cluster of little red bumps that turn to white heads. What kind of food can cause that? Help!

Perioral dermatitis: What you describe sounds like perioral dermatitis, a relative of rosacea. Foods generally don't make it worse but cortisone creams and heavy moisturizers do. We use anti inflammatory medications such as topical creams such as metronidazole, sulfur/sulfacetamide and oral antibiotics to reduce the inflammation. It may take several months to get the rash under control. ...Read more

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I got elomet from my sister, because i have rashes i think pimples around my mouth so i use it once daily will it work? and how long do i need to use?

I got elomet from my sister, because i have rashes i think pimples around my mouth so i use it once daily will it work? and how long do i need to use?

Get your own Rx: It would not be prudent to advise you on how to take or apply a medication that was Rx'd to someone else. It would be best for you to see your doctor for a proper evaluation to make sure the appropriate medication is being used on your face. This will help prevent complications that could occur with the use of the wrong medication. Good luck ...Read more

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What can I do for a rash around my mouth?

What can I do for a rash around my mouth?

Wet or dry: Most rashes @ mouth are caused by excess moisture. Keep the area dry. Try not to lick the area.See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a itchy stinging slightly red rash around my mouth?

What to do if I have a itchy stinging slightly red rash around my mouth?

Herpes simplex virus: (HSV-1) typically causes cold sores. Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks and last 7 - 10 days. ...Read more

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I have recently gotten this sort of rash around my mouth and my lips have gotta swollen. What do I have? I've never gotten anything like this before

I have recently  gotten this sort of rash around my mouth and my lips have gotta swollen. What do I have? I've never gotten anything like this before

Need more info: It is impossible to say without more information. Rash and swelling can be a reaction to food, make-up, it can be an infection such as a cold sore from herpes, a reaction to a medication, acne, staph/strep, etc. Obviously you are concerned so get checked out. ...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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more