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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

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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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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What could cause red rashes and small breakouts around mouth, cheeks and also on the body on a one year old child, and what would it be called?

What could cause red rashes and small breakouts around mouth, cheeks and also on the body on a one year old child, and what would it be called?

A number of things: Children get a lot of rashes. It could be contact, food, viral infection, or allergic. If it doesn't go away get it checked. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis cause a red rash like spots around youre mouth and chin that crust over?

Can hepatitis cause a red rash like spots around youre mouth and chin that crust over?

Not likely: The usual hepatitis viruses, hepatitis a, hepatitis b and hepatitis c, do not have direct effects on the skin. The only virus that can cause both would be herpes virus, which can cause herpetic lesions on the skin and also herpes hepatitis. However, if this would be the case, you would be very ill. In any case, if the rash gets worse or you feel more ill, see your doctor and check lab work. ...Read more

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Strep started Wednesday fever around 100°F. Feeling better, Fever staying around 99. But a red rash has come up around mouth. No color rash on chest t?

Strep started Wednesday fever around 100°F. Feeling better, Fever staying around 99. But a red rash has come up around mouth. No color rash on chest t?

Sandpaper rash: see your doctor if you develop a rash with strep throat especially if the person is not on antibiotics. In some people this is a sign that the antibiotics should be used longer or that additional studies should be done. (I included a picture of another strep related finding - tongue that looks like a strawberry.) ...Read more

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I am experiencing bad breath, bad taste in mouth, white patches inside mouth, canker sores, receding gums and rash with red bumps around mouth.

I am experiencing  bad breath, bad taste in mouth, white patches inside mouth, canker sores, receding gums and rash with red bumps around mouth.

Possible Candida: also called Yeast Infection. Please see your doctor. IF it is candida he/she will help you clear it up. If something else you will find out and get helped. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My son has this red rash around his eyes, nose, mouth, neck and under his arms back of his knees what can cause that?

My son has this red rash around his eyes, nose, mouth, neck and under his arms back of his knees what can cause that?

Many causes: The most common rash that can affect these areas is eczema or atopic dermatitis. Use only unscented and sensitive skin soaps, moisturizers, laundry detergents, and sunscreens only. This rash is usually managed by topical steroids and other medications such as elidel (pimecrolimus). Other rashes are possible too. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate and treat this issue. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

MD visit: The rash may be due to a number of conditions, including infections, contact dermatitis or allergic dermatitis. Since you both have a rash, this raises the possibility of an infection that has been transferred to the baby. If you are applying topical lotions or perfumed products this may lead to a contact dermatitis. Your physician will be able to determine the treatment for the underlying cause. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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Rash (Definition)

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