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Having itchy white spot on upper lip and it is spreading. What are they and looking for treatment?

Jul 2012
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i have a whitish spot on my upper lip it itches at time and is spreading
Posted Tue, 28 Aug 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 3 hours later

Thank you for your query & hope to answer it best I can, given your brief yet concise history.

At the outset, note you have a Blood pressure issue. This problem is unrelated to this issue.

Assuming this spot has been on for days & on the upper lip & itchy, it is more than likely to be an 'irritant' or 'contact dermatitis' reaction to some allergen most likely some local application eg. Hair coloring or dyes used in region or citrus fruits (lemon, sweets sucked etc) that are commonly incriminated agents.

Alternatively as spreading, may be a 'fungal infection'. Do use a topical steroid, preferably one that has an antifungal element in it for 5-7 days twice daily & this should resolve the problem.

Cheers & Good Luck.

Do write back for follow up queries that you may have.

Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD Dermatologist, Cosmetologist & Venereologist, Bangalore, India
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