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Red patchy skin around lip, taking B-12 and using Cortisone cream. Solution?

I have red patchy skin around my lips . The dentist thought it was a vitamin b deficiency but I ve been taking B-12 for a month now & still there. I can t relate this to any foods or different toiletries on my face. I ve also used cortisone cream....helps some but then it comes back. No pain at all.....just dry & patchy.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello ,

Thanks for writing in.

ThE patchy lesions may be of aphthous ulcer type which is recurrent in nature.
I would suggest you to get plenty of nutritional rich diet.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Avoid too much intake of spicy/salty/sour food items.
If symptoms persists,steroids has to be taken orally.
Continue with your folic acid,iron and vitamin becosules.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Red patchy skin around the lips can be because of vitamin deficiencies .

It can also be some infections like fungal , if the infection spreads and if you are having numbness over the affected area , I would suggest you to get a checkup done by a Dermatologist .

Take vitamin B complex twice daily .
You can apply cortisone cream .

Avoid spicy food , maintain a good oral hygiene .
Stick to your treatment plan and go for regular follow up.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi and welcome,

Appearence of red bumps, lesions on the oral mucosa or surronding the lips is seen due to several reasons ;

It can be a allergic reaction to certain food stuffs , deficiency or vitamins especially vitamin B 12 and vitamin C may lead to oral lesions.

Habits like tobacco chewing ,smoking and alcohol consumption may also lead to oral inflammation and lesions spreading extra orally.

Viral infections like herpes also leads to dry and patchy skin around oral cavity.

Blood disorders like anemia and allergies needs to be evaluated.

Exact diagnosis can be made only after clinical examination and pathological tests .

i would suggest you to consult and oral surgeon and get the evaluation done.

Meantime avoid tobacco chewing and other habits if any .

start with a multivitamin supplement course for 7 to 10days and maintain good oral hygiene to prevent infection.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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