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Can you have shingles in and around the mouth and lip?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Unfortunately - yes

"Patients affected with shingles in the mouth might lose their sense of taste, and they can have scarring on the tissue inside the mouth,” “Shingles also can lead to severe pulp (nerve) pain and death in the teeth.
” REF: https://vitalrecord.tamhsc.edu/shingles-in-the-mouth-2/

In brief: Unfortunately - yes

"Patients affected with shingles in the mouth might lose their sense of taste, and they can have scarring on the tissue inside the mouth,” “Shingles also can lead to severe pulp (nerve) pain and death in the teeth.
” REF: https://vitalrecord.tamhsc.edu/shingles-in-the-mouth-2/
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Perioral Dermatitis

Shingles does not occur around the mouth but perioral dermatitis does.
Perioral dermatitis is a skin disorder in which tiny red bumps form around the mouth and is considered a form of acne and is more common in women. Sodium sulfacetamide works well for this condition. Sometimes oral antibiotics are needed.

In brief: Perioral Dermatitis

Shingles does not occur around the mouth but perioral dermatitis does.
Perioral dermatitis is a skin disorder in which tiny red bumps form around the mouth and is considered a form of acne and is more common in women. Sodium sulfacetamide works well for this condition. Sometimes oral antibiotics are needed.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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