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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
What's the difference between lip eczema/dermatitis and cold sores/herpes? How do I know which i have?
Totally different: Lip dermatitis usually involves both upper and lower lips and is scaly itchy and sometimes hurts. It is not contagious and is not caused by a virus. Herpes is localized to one area of your lips and starts out with pain followed by blisters that then open and crust.This is contagious but can be treated with oral antiviral medications that will make it heal faster. ...Read more
If i frequently have redness around my lips, but no sores or blisters, could it be lip eczema/dermatitis?
Yes, it could: Are you licking your lips?This can create this condition. ...Read more
Any cure for perioral dermatitis? My lips look normal but after meals,the area around my lips gets red, due to turmeric in food.Can I be normal?Ever!
I sometimes get dermatitis on my lips and I use carmex which gets rid of it. Is carmex ok to use on other parts of my face?
Dermatitis: You may use other moisturizers for the skin, vanicream makes a good one, so does exederm, all over the counter. ...Read more
My doctors say that I have perioral dermatitis, but I have cracks of corners of lips, and then it spread around lips. Can it be cheilitis?
Cheilitis: Perioral dermatitis is papules, pustules or scaling patches around the mouth, nose and sometimes on the eyelids. Cracks in the corners of lips is cheilitis. Cracks can form from dryness, use of strong flavored or alcohol-containing mouthwashes, dental appliances such as braces or dentures and licking. Cracks get inflamed due to saliva, bacteria and yeast and irritants in saliva. ...Read more