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I have a red rash around mouth due to heat, help?

I have a red rash around mouth due to heat, help?

Perioral dermatitis?: If you have perioral dermatitis, then you probably need antibiotics from the doctor for treatment. See the doctor for the diagnosis and treatment. ...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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Recurring red rash around mouth? (not contact dermatitis)

Recurring red rash around mouth? (not contact dermatitis)

Perioral dermatitis: Is relatively common. It has unknown etiology. If persists, please, see a physician. Can be treated with antibiotics or antifungals if deemed appropriate by a physician. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...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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10 1/2 mnth with dry red bumpy rash around mouth, chin, nose & cheeks. Getting worse, seems to itch. What can I put on to heal it? Aquaphor for babies

10 1/2 mnth with dry red bumpy rash around mouth, chin, nose & cheeks. Getting worse, seems to itch. What can I put on to heal it? Aquaphor for babies

Itchy skin rashes: Persistent dry, red and itchy skin rashes are consistent with dermatitis, most commonly it is atopic dermatitis or eczema. You can try otc Hydrocortisone cream apply to the area twice a day. Keep using aquaphor. Sometimes you need an antibiotic course if it gets infected. See an allergist or dermatologist if it does not improve by those simple measures so we can look at the rashes. ...Read more

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Red rash around my mouth nose and eyes itches and burns what can it be have had on and off for years it's at it's worse now?

Red rash around my mouth nose and eyes itches and burns what can it be have had on and off for years it's at it's worse now?

Allergic Eczema : Patients with severe allergies get inflammation on the eyelids and around the eyes and at the corners of the mouth. This is a skin inflammation called atopic dermatitis. Try switching to hypoallergenic soap and consider an allergy pill like loratidine and a mositerizer like cetaphil or lubriderm (unscented). If it does not go away or gets worse (more red or weepy) go to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have mildly red + flaky rashes around the mouth and nose-crease area. I don't know how they appeared. Would Mederma help reduce the symptoms at all?

I have mildly red + flaky rashes around the mouth and nose-crease area. I don't know how they appeared. Would Mederma help reduce the symptoms at all?

Mederma for scars: Mederma is an over-the-counter medication that is indicated for the use of scar reduction. It should not be used to treat any other dermatologic conditions. It would be useful to visit your doctor for assessment of your condition. ...Read more

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I had a red, flaky rash around my mouth, doc gav me Fucidin h cream, wk l8r+dryness gone but still red altho has faded, how will redness go? Thank u

I had a red, flaky rash around my mouth, doc gav me Fucidin h cream, wk l8r+dryness gone but still red altho has faded, how will redness go? Thank u

Rash around mouth: A rash by the sides of the nose that is flaky could likely be seborrheic dermatitis which is very common and can be managed but never cured. Fucidin h has a topical steroid and can be effective, but be careful because steroid use around the mouth can cause or exacerbate perioral dermatitis, which is easily recognized and treated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red burning itching rash around mouth. Stings. What will soothe?

Red burning itching rash around mouth. Stings. What will soothe?

Reaction: You might benefit from a topical steroid. However, finding out what is causing this will help you to keep it from coming back. Often people keep using something that may actually be causing the problem without knowing. You should have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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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