question-icon

What causes an itchy area in a corner of the mouth with wrinkles?

default
Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Question: Hi, I have an itchy area in the corner of my mouth. It has lines like wrinkles where the area is. It relieves the appearance when I put aloe vera but it becomes a dry patch but the itch still occurs. Please help!
doctor
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Answer few questions

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
I have reviewed the attached photograph and need to ask you few questions.
What is the duration of this lesion?
Have you changed your toothpaste, lipstick or used anything on the lips?
Do you have history of dry skin or personal or family history of asthma, allergic rhinitis or dermatitis?
Is it present on one side or both the sides?
How long have you been applying econazole cream?
Kindly revert back with the answers.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (11 minutes later)
What is the duration of this lesion?
I have had this lesion for about 2 yrs now.
Have you changed your toothpaste, lipstick or used anything on the lips?
No.
Do you have history of dry skin or personal or family history of asthma, allergic rhinitis or dermatitis?
Only Asthma.
Is it present on one side or both the sides?
Only on the right side.
How long have you been applying econazole cream?
On and off since I was prescribed a year ago. It does help for a week or two but it does come back eventually.

Thanks!
doctor
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be lichenified eczema, use cortisone, moisturisers

Detailed Answer:
According to your complaints it seems to be dry patch of lichenified eczema.

If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply Cortisone cream on the affected area twice daily along with frequent and liberal application of moisturizing creams for 2-3 weeks.

For itching I would recommend you to take antihistaminic like tablet Chlorpheniramine 4 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching.

This should help in resolving your spot.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Dermatologist

Practicing since :2007

Answered : 4944 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
What causes an itchy area in a corner of the mouth with wrinkles?

Brief Answer: Answer few questions Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at healthcaremagic I have reviewed the attached photograph and need to ask you few questions. What is the duration of this lesion? Have you changed your toothpaste, lipstick or used anything on the lips? Do you have history of dry skin or personal or family history of asthma, allergic rhinitis or dermatitis? Is it present on one side or both the sides? How long have you been applying econazole cream? Kindly revert back with the answers. Regards Dr Asmeet