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How can an itchy red rash below the lower lip be treated?

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Dr. Kakkar S.


Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: My wife 35 yrs old is having skin rash below lower lip for last 3 months. it's painful and itchy most of the time and there is dryness and redness around this area. she has used topical steroids (betnovate) Allergenics cream and different kind of moisturisers however till now there is no relief. it is getting itchy day by day. looking for your advice.. there is no history of any systemic illness.
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Regarding perioral acne and rash.

Detailed Answer:


I have noted your concern and I have viewed the image.

This image is too bright. Perhaps it would help me analyze better if you can click an image in well lit surroundings but without flash.

Perhaps she has perioral acne along with steroid induced perioral dermatitis.

She should definite not use steroid creams like Betnovate cream.
I suggest her to take Cap. Doxycycline. In addition she may use Clindamycin. I also suggest for her a gentle cleanser e.g. Cetaphil gentle cleansing lotion.

Take care.

Dr. Kakkar S., Dermatologist
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