Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

124 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What does a purplish ring around the lips indicate?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Ilyas Patel

Dermatologist

Practicing since :1982

Answered : 3283 Questions

default
Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: 11yo daughter has purplish ring around her lips. No swelling, no pain, lips are normal color.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ilyas Patel 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Peri oral dermatitis most probably

Detailed Answer:
Hi..,

Welcome to HCM...

I read history and saw the photo.. it seems that most probably your daughter may be having lip licker dermatitis... also called peri oral dermatitis. It is a contact irritant dermatitis due to saliva by repetitive lip licking.

I would suggest..

- generous application of bland emollient...
- stop lip licking
- apply topical steroid if needed

I hope this would help you...

Thanks.

Dr. Ilyas Patel
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on