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What is causing the continuous rash around my 9 year old's mouth and left cheek?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics

In brief: Lip licking derm

Most likely a lip licking dermatitis.
Usually caused by continuous wetness, the skin becomes inflamed and scaly. Sometimes it gets infected with a yeast as well. Petroleum jelly applied liberally and often is the best thing. If that doesn't help, get it looked at.

In brief: Lip licking derm

Most likely a lip licking dermatitis.
Usually caused by continuous wetness, the skin becomes inflamed and scaly. Sometimes it gets infected with a yeast as well. Petroleum jelly applied liberally and often is the best thing. If that doesn't help, get it looked at.
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