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Is Dermadew Aloe Cream Effective For Treatment Of Pigmentation Around Lips?

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Posted on Thu, 20 Nov 2014
Question: My daughter has darkness of skin around her lips including her chin. Can she use 'Dermadew aloe cream'? If so, how to apply the same?
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly send details of the condition.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum.

I can understand your concern for darkness around lips and chin of your daughter.

In view to help you best kindly let me know what is age of your daughter. Since how she has this pigmentation. Is there any itching or irritation over the areas. Has she any habit if licking the lips. How's her diet.

Hope to hear soon from your side.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD-DERMATOLOGY
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (37 minutes later)
My daughter is 26 years of age. We started noticing this mild darkness surrounding her lips and chin for the last 2 years since marriage. Occasionally she has itching of her chin. Since her lips are often dry, she has the habit of biting/licking her lips. Her diet is normal and she drinks lots of water daily. Recently she has delivered a baby girl and is breastfeeding. Kindly advice treatment.
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcoem again to the forum and thanks a lot for sending the important details.

After analyzing the complete situation I can make out that your daughter has post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) after "Lip Licker's Dermatitis".

This is a common condition where the person has excessive tendency to lick his tongue around the lips. This excessive licking produces an irritation around the lips because of saliva as well as friction by tongue leading to initial redness or small vesicles. The initial symptoms are sometimes not noted and then later on as it heals it leaves behind pigmentation which we call as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).


The most important part in getting better is by abolishing the habit of licking around the lips.

Dermadew lotion is safe and can be applied for multiple times a day. Let it be applied thinly so that it should not be visible to the naked eyes.

Additionally green leafy vegetables and all red fruits are good to replenish new skin.

Again I want to mention that her habit of licking and biting is a must to be avoided.

I hope this information will help you. I will be glad to guide you any further.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD- Dermatology
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is Dermadew Aloe Cream Effective For Treatment Of Pigmentation Around Lips?

Brief Answer: Kindly send details of the condition. Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum. I can understand your concern for darkness around lips and chin of your daughter. In view to help you best kindly let me know what is age of your daughter. Since how she has this pigmentation. Is there any itching or irritation over the areas. Has she any habit if licking the lips. How's her diet. Hope to hear soon from your side. With regards, Dr Sanjay Kanodia MD-DERMATOLOGY