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How To Get Rid Of Eczema Around The Mouth
Fist line measure: Is to apply petroleum-based ointment to the area at bedtime and in the morning. ...Read more
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
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
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
How can I get rid of darker upper lip and also have eczema which make it look darker. I had it for many year. My skin is very sensitive to many lotion?
See derm: See dermatologist to discuss treatment options. Usually a steroid would make this go away. ...Read more
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?
Are lots of small, painless red bumps on the tongue normal? Can swillimg saltwater around the mouth help get rid of these? Cheers!
Well: That's an option That can help. For specific diagnosis and treatment recommend Healthtap visit with photographs ...Read more
Hi, I'm just wondering, hoe can you tell the difference between acne and perioral dermatitis? I'm 18 years old and these red bumps around my mouth some look like small pimples. Also if it is perioral dermatitis, what's the best way to get rid of it? T
Need to be seen: Cannot guess without visual inspection at the least, see your doctor or dermatologist for management, good luck ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atopic dermatitis: About 70% of the children with eczema would lose it by age 7. However for adults it will likely last for a long long time. Allergy shots have been successful in inducing remission in a high percentage of people (assuming that environmental controls and food avoidance if applicable are followed). Topical tacrolimus and/or UVB-NB may be very helpful. There is no sure cure just control. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Eczema is not curable yet. But we are not helpless. There are very effective treatments. Begin with evaluation by a skin specialist. Bring with you everything you are using. Be prepared to list previous treatments. Allergy is seldom a factor but must be considered. Diet and stress are not the cause. Antihistamine is not useful for eczema except as sedation. ...Read more
1 most important in treating eczema is to moisturize the skin by using soaps with moisturisers and using moisturisturisers immediately after bath to retain moisture in your skin
2 Use a steroid cream/lotion./ointment in low/mewdoium/high potency as prescribed and cut it down as rash get better in potency and applications
3If itching take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zertec etc
Consult Dermatologist or your MD ...Read more
Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream, Eucerin, or Cetaphil. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Wet dressings (wet wraps) with Aquaphor at night can be helpful, especially for scales. ...Read more
Born again, maybe:
Eczema typically a waxing/waning condition of the skin. Symptom severity often correlate with weather changes, i.e. Winter weather usually makes eczema worse. Sun and warmer weather tend to alleviate eczema.
Topical cream/ointment often are helpful. Currently there is no cure! ...Read more
You can't: These issues can be effectively controlled but not cured. ...Read more
Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply OTC or prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. ...Read more
See Below: Dry scaly skin on the scalp can have multiple causes. Dandruff is the most common and scalp eczema is actually rare. Dandruff can be treated with otc dandruff shampoo. If this doesn't work, see you dermatologist. Other conditions such as psoriasis also have effective therapies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisture+/-cortizone: Increased moisture with lotions for sensitive skin (such as cetaphil, cerave, aveeno, (oatmeal) eucerin) after bathing with a body wash for sensitive skin (dove sensitive skin, aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil) will help. Apply loitons or creams frequently throughout the day. For very inflamed (red, itchy) patches, you can use otc 1% hydrocortizone after moisturizing for a few days. If not improving, call your doctor. ...Read more
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