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My daughter (11) has small red bumps resembling pimples on her upper lip. She says they’re itchy. Yesterday there was one - this morning 7. We are traveling in Egypt, using SPF50 sunscreen. Air very dry. Anything to worry about?

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Dr. Paul Rogers
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine

In brief: Possible allergy

15% of kids develop an allergy to sunscreens.
Would try a hypoallergenic sunscreen and if not better would recommend doctor assessment

In brief: Possible allergy

15% of kids develop an allergy to sunscreens.
Would try a hypoallergenic sunscreen and if not better would recommend doctor assessment
Dr. Paul Rogers
Dr. Paul Rogers
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Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology

In brief: Contact derm vs hsv

might use top steroids.
..if not better, consider hsv and do appropriate labs

In brief: Contact derm vs hsv

might use top steroids.
..if not better, consider hsv and do appropriate labs
Dr. Stanley Katz
Dr. Stanley Katz
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Lip bumps

May be herpetic or perioral dermatitis.
For herpes use acyclovir and avoid sun as that exacerbates . Do not touch herpetic lesions directly as they are contagious. Wash hands immediately and do not rub eyes. Or may be perioral dermatitis / impetigo that needs antibiotics either topical or oral - dry weather / sun can worsen it. DO NOT use hydrocortisone f/u /w/ doc before trip.

In brief: Lip bumps

May be herpetic or perioral dermatitis.
For herpes use acyclovir and avoid sun as that exacerbates . Do not touch herpetic lesions directly as they are contagious. Wash hands immediately and do not rub eyes. Or may be perioral dermatitis / impetigo that needs antibiotics either topical or oral - dry weather / sun can worsen it. DO NOT use hydrocortisone f/u /w/ doc before trip.
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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