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How do I treat atopic eczema around the mouth?
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Dr. Noel Alonso
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Noel Alonso
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In brief: Atopic dermatitis
Best treatment for atopic dermatitis around the mouth would be a low potency steroid cream such as desonide or nonsteroidal cream such as elidel (pimecrolimus).

In brief: Atopic dermatitis
Best treatment for atopic dermatitis around the mouth would be a low potency steroid cream such as desonide or nonsteroidal cream such as elidel (pimecrolimus).
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