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Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil

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Posted on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I cannot get rid of this contact dermatitis on my lips.it's been 4 years. had all kinds of allergy testing. cosmetics , dental products, metals, all negative. as soon as I stop the steroid cream it comes back. please what can it be?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 6 hours later
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Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on your description, it's steroid sensitive relapsing contact dermatitis. An option for a longer remission with low or no recurrence would be to go for stronger immunomodulators agents like topical tacrolimus or pimecrolimus in consultation with your doctor.

Wishing you best of health

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