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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes rash and blisters on lips and face?

hi, I have a red itchy rash on my lip/face area. i put lotion on my cheeks and it went away. i figured the skin was just dry. however, i have been experiencing red bumps on my lips. theyre very small and in a bunch, however if i scratch it they spread to other areas of my lips. is this an allergic reaction or something more serious?
Mon, 23 May 2016
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I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain clusters of bumps over the lips that are even spreading to other areas of lips can be due to causes like Cold sores caused by Herpes simplex virus-1,Allergic reaction,Bacterial infection caused by Staphylococcus bacteria.
I would suggest you to consult an Oral Physician or a Dermatologist and get evaluated and a thorough clinical evaluation and investigations like blood tests and microscopy of the scraping from bumps can help in diagnosis and treatment can be done accordingly..
In case of viral infection anti-viral medication to be taken orally as well as topical application like Acyclovir, Valacyclovir etc can help..
In case of allergic reaction anti allergics like Levocetrizine and topical steroid ointment can help..
In case of bacterial infection antibiotic ointment and oral antibiotics can relieve..

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.
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