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painful,dry rash around the lips

I am 13 and i have this rash on and around my lips it keeps going away and coming back,its very painful and to describe it : its rough and dry and it chafes and peels but it kind of pusses like a dry sticky liquid with an unpleasant smell its like a ring around my lips and sometimes bleeds i have been using Vaseline,neosporin,cortisone,and multiple different types of chap-sticks its very painful and I just want it to go away so if theres anything you ca do to help me i would really appreciate it  
                 -thanks,amanda
                                        
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Stop putting anything medicated on it. When you brush your teeth does the paste drip around the outside of your mouth? Don't do this. Also, do you drink hot beverages? I had a similar rash around my mouth mostly near my chin area and saw a derm. they said it was from coffee and letting toothpaste get on my chin while brushing. I brush with hot water and this was irritating my skin mixed with the toothpaste. I have to admit I am a messy brusher, I brush in the shower so this was making my problem worse. Something about the heat because they said lay off the coffee too. I got this cream called Metronidazole. Gone! Thank God! Not really sure what the coffee was doing. It's not like I was drinking it and letting it run down my chin??? But whatever the cream worked. Good luck...
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Hello,
It can be due to allergic contact dermatitis, fungal infection or perioral dermatitis. Perioral dermatitis like acne is a chronic papulopustular and eczematous facial dermatitis. It mostly effects women and appear around the nose, mouth and eyes. To confirm the diagnosis, please get an evaluation done from a dermatologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



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