Eczema Around Mouth

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Fastest Ways To cure Eczema On The Lips

Eczema on the lips can be an extremely stressful experience. In this article we will examine the causes, symptoms, treatments and the fastest way to cure eczema on the lips.

Eczema can affect any part of the body. Although you can do a reasonable job of covering up those parts of the body which are not usually much exposed like thin, thighs, knees.

But when it affects those parts which are usually exposed like face, lips, hands & feet you are faced with a daunting task of not only treating it, but also answering questions regarding it especially when some have little knowledge about this condition and are not aware that it is not contagious.

Lips eczema can be attributed to many factors including history of eczema, extremely dry skin, allergic reactions to certain chemicals used in medications or other facial products or spicy food etc.

Symptoms of this condition include redness or puffiness around the lips, dry, itchy, cracked lips. In some cases the symptoms include swelling and oozing of puss too.

These 4 Tips Can be used to successfully treat Eczema on the Lips:

1. Ensure the area around the lips does not get dry by constantly moisturizing using either vaseline or a good lip balm.

2. Avoid using harsh chemicals or fragrances in your skin care regime. Go for mild natural products that are gentle and will not cause any allergic reaction.

3. Lifestyle changes like avoiding smoking, taking alcohol, avoiding spicy food that may irritate the mouth & lips is another way of treating this condition and trigger flare ups.

4. Looking for an effective natural treatment or cure that gives a permanent solution by addressing the root cause of the condition rather than opting for steroids or medications which will only give you temporary relief.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    how do i get rid of the eczema around my mouth really quickly?
    today i woke up to find that my eczema around my mouth was acting up and it's bright red. it's not sore but i want to get rid of the redness. I'm going to my friends cottage tonight for a few days and i don't want to look like i have clown make up on!! some please help me!

    p.s i tried cover up but it doesn't work

    • ANSWER:
      My husband and I both have eczema-we have found that St Ives Apricot Scrub takes redness away. My hubby's is pretty bad, and it doesn't take it all away, but it helps quite a bit. It's made for faces. It also helps with the itching.

      I'm going to look into the aquafor, too.

    I have eczema around my mouth with gold flakes, my doctor gave me flucloxacillin capsules, should i be getting
    I have eczema around my mouth with gold flakes, my doctor gave me flucloxacillin capsules, should i be getting loads of white flakes now? Because i've been taking these tablets for 3 days, and i dont have golden flakes anymore, i just have plenty of white flakes, does this mean its getting better?

    (suffered from eczema around my mouth for 6 whole months now!)

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      hi i made a question related to what you have... can you answer my question please, i am doing some research to figure out a solution. will let you know what i find out.;_ylt=AuFcSqwQUidb8kg9LoHciODAFQx.;_ylv=3?qid=20080512162737AASWPOb

    eczema around eyes and mouth and i have moderate acne?
    i have eczema all around my eyes. they get really red, peel, and burn like a stinging kinda feeling. i also get the same thing around my mouth. im 14 and have moderate acne and nothin that i have tried works for acne except retin-a and benzaclin which really hurts my eczema. ive tried proactiv and acne free and advantage. do u know anything that really works on bad teen acne that doesnt aggravate eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      If you take good care of your skin and choose a course of treatment that will work, you will go a long way to keeping your eczema under control. For more information on eczema and treatments, will help you a lot to get rid of eczema quickly and safely.

    I've had eczema around my mouth for two months, and i hear people say there is no cure for eczema plz help
    I'm only fourteen and i have had eczema from an allergic reaction with dove cream around my mouth. I have had it for two months now, and the doctor has prescribed me with hydrocortisone and e45 cream to help it. However, i've read some questions on yahoo about eczema, and people replied that there is no cure... does that mean im going to have it on my mouth for the rest of my life

    • ANSWER:
      yes it is true that there is no cure for eczema. but be not depressed, eczema can be treated and prevented by natural means. just be able to know what to avoid and what to do about it.

      - Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Always keep a lotion or cream on your skin.
      - take a short, cool, shower and bath
      - use soap sparingly
      - don't be abrasive, avoid scrubbing the skin
      - avoid detergents, cleansers and solvents
      - cool it off, keep temperature a few degrees lower to keep the skin moist
      - avoid to much alcohol
      - choose unscented skin care products
      - watch out diet and have balanced diet with fruits and vegetables
      - avoid smoking and alcohol drinking
      - avoid scratching the affected area.
      - keep fingernails short.
      - try not do things and activities that can make you sweat.
      - wear clothes that are loose and with cotton and soft fabric

      be on your way in having a life that is fulfilling even living with eczema. visit for more tips about preventing eczema flare ups.

    My child is prone to Eczema around his mouth and chin - are there any natural products I can use?
    He is nearly 12 and has special needs so every day independence skills can be hard work for him at times. So I need something that is natural and pure to put in his bath and a shampoo (for dandruff!) too. Also anything pure for spots that are starting to appear on his face - puberty has set in! Thank you.
    I am in the UK so anything I can buy easily in the major supermarkets would be great!

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      This is the story of my life! Try healing badger balm from

    eczema around mouth?
    When i was around 8 or so i started to get very tight skin around my mouth. So i went to the doctor and they said it was eczema, now they gave me some emolient which soothed it slightly, but it had to be applied like 20 times a day. then it got worse and being around my mouth i started to lick it, now that im older i dont lick it anymore, but it is still very itchy, i dont get any flare ups any more because i am using just vaseline to sooth it, but not only is it greasy, its not very hygenic and it has to be applied by the bucketload. I then went back to the doctors 3 times and asked for something better, but i got a steroid cream, this made it much, much worse. Now i went to a commercial herbal shop here in the uk and they suggested hemp face cream, but it isn't doing anything and my skin still feels tight, any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a few things that you might have:
      1) irritant contact dermatitis from licking your lips so much
      2) perioral dermatitis
      3) atopic dermatitis

      As someone had previously mentioned, Elidel or Protopic would be a good option for you. these are non-steroidal creams. Steroid creams in this case (especially if you are fair-skinned and blush alot) can be leading to a steroid addiction syndrome, so stay away from steroids (like hydrocortisine) the best you can.

      I also think that an oral antibiotic may help you and this inflammation. A good choice would be doxycycline or erythromycin. Ask your dermatologist.

    URGENT HELP! if eczema around mouth is extremely itchy and flakey after anti biotic, is this good or bad?
    I have had eczema around my mouth for 7 months

    It has been infected

    My doctor gave me anti biotic tablets or flucloxcellin capsules or something like that anyway

    I've seen progress in my eczema, its cleared up half of it but

    One area has gone really itchy and flakey

    Is this good or bad?

    That area that is itchy and flakey was the most damaged area, and it was brown cos the skin was torn off.. but now its flakey and itchy

    I dont want no chunks of facts, i just need to know if this is a good or bad thing!


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      I have the the same thing.....If u find out what it is let me know...please thank you!

    i have eczema on my mouth and around my mouth can somebody help me figure out what to use?
    Please help me figure this out ive had eczema around my mouth for years now and ive almost tried evreything. help

    • ANSWER:
      You might want to try vanicream soap and vanicram skin cream in large tub. It is fabulous for eczema. Buy at >>>

    what lip balm should i use when my eczema flares up around my mouth?
    I get mild ezcema flare ups around my mouth, and when i use lip blam on my lips, it seems to irritate the skin that has flared up. Can anyone suggest a lip balm that will not irritate my skin? i have tried many and all of them irritate!

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend Lysine it is sold at GNC or a Health Store and it is in a little round purse size jar and it basically has no taste and it does have a nice shine to it and it really clears up anything around the mouth fast and it isn't but maybe .99 it makes your lips feel so nice and if you get dry cracks in the corner of your lips it heals them right up fast. I did find it online but it is in a stick which I haven't used so I am not sure if it will make your lips look glossy or not ...but call around to your health food stores and I know if your Mall has a GNC then they will carry it .... Here is the link of the stick and I know it says cold sores but that isn't just all it is for ...

      Coldstick W/ Super Lysine

      Hope this is helpful ~~~

    Eczema around my mouth and on nose, any home remedies to get rid of it?

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      Hello there. I suggest that you should try cream/spray combo for eczema from It is herbal (steroid-free) and works better and faster on my eczema than anything else I tried: I haven't had a relapse for more than a year now after only a couple weeks of treatment. Champori is available online without prescription and comes with the money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work for you- it's free.

    Any tips on how to lessen facial dermatitis (seborrhoeic eczema) around the nose, above mouth, eyebrows?
    I get really bad inflammation in the moustache area above my mouth and down the sides of my nose. Sometimes my eyebrows too. The skin goes red and flakes. It is particularly bad each time I have a few days growth of stubble. Any tips would be helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      The only treatment that cleared my seborrheic dermatitis was serenaskin eczema herbal remedies. It took less that two weeks to clear the skin. Their anti-eczema extract balances the immune system,so I did not experience any flare-ups since the treatment a few months ago.

    eczema around mouth and ive tried everything!!!!!! need help?
    i have eczema all over but my face is the problem. its dry flaky and as soon as i scrub off the dead skin it comes back as soon as the moisture absorbs. ive used aquaphor, cetaphil, aveno, nivea, olive oil, vaseline, and ive gone to the doctors who gave me creams with steroids and it worked but that thins and discolors your skin in the long run so i quit using it. last thing ive tried is making all natural masks and scrubs that help sooth eczema but no luck.last night i bought bio-oil but im not so sure it works considering everything else has failed me...anyone know of any good products, im desperate and a cosmetologist so i have to have nice skin to look presentable
    ive gone to the doctors plenty of times and they always want to give me something with steroids which is damaging, just from using it a few years left a dark ring around my mouth. looks like dirt

    • ANSWER:
      The cause of eczema is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid soy and milk products which trigger my flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use serenaskin herbal remedies.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up, and I continue with eczema extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

    I have eczema around my mouth, and its been infected, is it a good thing if it gets flakey after anti biotic?
    I have eczema around my mouth, and its been infected, is it a good thing if it gets flakey after anti biotic?

    I have had eczema around my mouth for 7 months

    It has been infected

    My doctor gave me anti biotic tablets

    I've seen progress in my eczema, its cleared up half of it but

    One area has gone really itchy and flakey

    Is this good or bad?

    That area that is itchy and flakey was the most damaged area, and it was brown cos the skin was torn off.. but now its flakey and itchy


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    Eczema around my mouth.. I hate it !!!?
    I have eczema on different parts of my body but they are very easy to control... but around my mouth is horrible... its always red.. some times itchy. some times dry and some times sore. i just hate it so much i have tried every thing the doctors throw at me but nothing keeps it away longer than a few days. im 20 now and its putting a real strain on my life I always feel really ugly and just want to know of any thing any thing at all that can help control it. i moisturise every day twice a day but some time i feel as thought that makes it worse... help please

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    Black dry eczema around my mouth?
    since the 7th gr. i've had this dark eczema ring around my mouth..i've been so embarressed by it because people usually associate it with "smoking"....but this has nothing to do with it, i think it might be caused by the 36 food allergies i have (and still counting) but i've tried so many sensitive creams, mousterizers and skin lightneners but this all doesn't help....does anyone have this same skin problem or have any suggestions on what to use (plz don't say see a dermatologists b/c i have but they continue to give me things that cause it to get worse ) thnks

    • ANSWER:
      I used to have dry skin around my lips too and my doctor told me it was probably from my toothpaste. maybe you should try changing your toothpaste. and make sure you rinse your mouth with water after you brush your teeth to make sure you get all the toothpaste residue off of you.

    What to do about eczema around my mouth?

    ^ It looks like that picture. I hate having this because it hurts to eat and to smile, and it's embarrassing to go out in public with this rash around my mouth. I'm 16 and I've had eczema since I was a baby, but never around my mouth.

    I have tried Vaseline, olive oil, hemp oil, Blistex, Burt's Bees, putting ice to my lips, Polysporin chapstick, changing my diet, drinking more water, and not licking my lips. Someone please help me! :(
    Where I live, you need the requisition from your family doctor to get to a dermatologist. The thing is, my family doctor will not give me a requisition because he thinks he can help me himself. I don't know how much money my mom has already spent on useless creams that he has prescribed - none of the many he's given us has helped at all. If I go back to him, he's just going to prescribe me another cream or ointment or what not.

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    How can i take a shower without the eczema around my mouth getting redder and flakier?
    How can i take a shower without the eczema around my mouth getting redder and flakier?

    I've had eczema around my mouth for 2 months now, im 14. my doctor prescribed me with 2 creams, hydrocortisone and e45 cream. i've been using the hydrocortisone cream for 3 days and its getting better. before i used these creams, whenever i took a shower my eczema got worse. It's now getting better, however im afraid to take a shower. please help me what can i do. My doctor said vaseline traps the germ in and doesnt let air get into my mouth so its bad. But can i use the e45 cream instead of vaseline after showering? i dunno, any suggestions, please? :D

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you could put the cream around your lips before showering. One thing which will help is to take as cool a shower as you can stand. The cooler shower has helped me.

    The hydrocortisone cream my doctor prescribed me with isn't working on the eczema i've had around my mouth.
    The hydrocortisone cream my doctor prescribed me with isn't working on the eczema i've had around my mouth.

    I have had eczema around my mouth for two months. When i take a shower it seems to get redder and flakier. So i decided to see my doctor. He prescribed me with Hydrocortisone cream and E45 cream. He told me to use hydrocortisone cream twice a day, morning and evening and if after 7-10 days my eczema does not clear up to visit him again. It's been four days now and I don't see a difference. Should I either:
    - Stop using hydrocortisone and start using E45 cream.
    - Carry on using hydrocortisone cream until 7-10 days.
    - Use both - but how much hours should i wait till i put the E45 cream after i put the hydrocortisone?

    And, how can i take a shower without my eczema getting worse... I'm 14, this is my first time getting eczema and none of my family have had eczema or ashtma in their life

    - much appreciated.. thanks!
    If your a doctor, nurse, dermatologist or had any personal experience of eczema please say!

    he told me to use the e45 cream after it's healed.. i read the back of e45 cream and it said its recommended for eczema or dry/chapped flakey skin.
    It's so red, that i cant tell whether im allergic to hydrocortisone either.. Either im allergic to hydrocortisone too or it's just not doing anything. (I got the allergy from dove cream - it was pink, then i used aqueous cream and it turned red... I found out that the onlysimilarity between the two creams was "Phenoxyethanol" and hydrocortisone cream doesnt have it)


    • ANSWER:
      You really are not supposed to use Hydorcortisone cream on your face. It can cause a rash and make an existing rash worse. It thins your skin and may cause enlarged blood vessels as well. (See: )
      If it is a 1% hydrocortisone cream, you may be okay with that because it is pretty mild, but if it is a 4%, then don't put it on your face. Your doctor should know this. The E45 cream would be fine to use.

      Something else you could try...get a new hypoallergenic pillow and a freshly washed pillow case. (washed with a dye/ perfume free detergent.) You could be just getting a reaction from the pillow or the laundry detergent. OR, if you got new make up, you could be having a reaction to that.

      The pillow is what happened to me. I went to the doctor for months before I tried a new pillow and it went away in about 3 days after I got a new pillow and new detergent. (my old pillow wasn't old and nasty, it was a fairly new down pillow). I have not had a flare up since I got that new hypoallergenic pillow. It has been 3 years now.

      Best Wishes.

      EDIT...sorry about the make up option, I just realized that you were male. oops.

    When i take a shower, or put the cream that my doctor prescribed me with, my eczema around my mouth worsens y?
    Im 14 years old and i've been suffering from eczema around my mouth for around two months. It's an allergy to dove cream that started it. My doctor prescribed me with hydrocortisone cream and e45 cream. When i take a shower, my eczema turns really flakey and red. When i apply any of these creams that the doctor prescribed me with, it turns red, but the next day its fine again. My biggest worry is the shower tho, I'm afraid to wash my face in the morning or take a shower. I really want this eczema to go, people in school say i have herpes and i suck penis. Please help me, do i have atopic eczema? No family member of mine has ever suffered from eczema.


    • ANSWER:
      See a different doctor - a dermatologist.

      Sounds like you have a reaction to the medicine that was perscribed.

    Pacifiers causing dermatitis/eczema around my toddler's mouth - need help?
    My baby is 13 months old and for the past 5/6months she's been having red patches around her mouth which appear to be some sort of dermatitis/eczema. She mostly takes a pacifier when she sleeps and the red patches seem to be worse in the morning when she wakes up. Could this be something related to the pacifier? Would anybody know if "cloth pacifiers' are available/sold in any baby stores in Canada? I've been using Aveeno Eczema Care Cream and her pediatrician recommended 1% hydrocortisone but these haven't been very helpful. On the contrary, the hydrocortisone made her feel worse - I guess it stings. Is there anything that I could get from a drugstore to apply around her mouth just to soothe her (at times it seems very itchy - especially when the rash flares up). Is Calamine a good option? I appeciate advise from any moms/parents who have dealt with similar issues. Thanks a lot!!

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    I have eczema around my mouth and my doctor prescribed me with hydrocortisone and e45 cream, but...?
    He told me to use the hydrocortisone cream morning and night twice a day and i can use the e45 cream after it's gone. However, it's been 4 days now and i don't see a difference so i would like to use the e45 cream. (e45) it says that its recommended for eczema or chapped/dry/flakey skin and to be used 2-3 times a day. I want to use the cortisone WITH the e45 however i don't know how much of a gap i should leave between using the two. Like, should i wait 3 hours after applying the cortisone on my face THEN use the e45? please help!

    • ANSWER:
      hydrocortisone - once in the morning like when u wake up wash your face and stuff.
      - before you go to sleep

      e45 - around lunch time... but after you eat
      - around 6ish

      hope it works out all the best : )

    Discoloration around mouth caused by eczema?
    My daughter had eczema on the corners of her mouth when she was 11.
    She is now 12, and she doesn't have it anymore, but she now has dark spots and white spots on the corners of her mouth.
    Also her upper lip feels smooth, but looks dry and white.
    She has low self-esteem because of this and she barely makes direct eye contact at the person she's talking too.

    I think she's very beautiful, but she doesn't think so and she really envies her friends with perfect skin around their mouths.

    Is their anyway to get rid of this discoloration without going to a dermatologist? Because I'm a little tight right now.
    Also, we're Filipino-Korean. And she has fairly medium skin tone.
    She is currently using hydrocortisone.
    I will see about that cream you've metioned.

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    red rash around my 3 yr olds mouth? eczema?
    I have a 3 yr old son and a small dog half chihuahua and half dachund. Seems that when my son gets is close our dog he gets this red rash around his mouth, hes had it since he was 6 months and yes weve had the dog then, Im not sure if its eczema but can a dog cause that? also i have a 1 month old baby can she get that too? Doc just gives him creams.
    my son doesnt use pacifier by the way he never liked it never used it.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds more like an allergic reaction than eczema. Are the creams anti-inflammatory? Does your son pet the dog and then put his hands in his mouth? Eczema is a chronic skin inflammation that's pretty severe (worse than a rash). If the allergic reaction is severe and repeated, I guess it could lead to eczema.

      First thing to do is try to isolate your son from the dog for a while and see if it abates.

      As hard as it is, it's also important to remember that developing resistance to this kind of thing is an important part of growing up. It's always a judgement call but kids will grow out of some of these irritations. Good luck!

    i cannot open my mouth due to the eczema around it?
    i have had eczema at the sides of my lips for a very long time. I have put nivea hydration cream, professional eczema cream and normal lip balm on it. However, it never goes. When i leave it a bit dry for just 30 seconds, the eczema grows and then i cannot open my mouth even when i put cream. It's so hard to eat when you can't open your mouth wide enough because it started to rip and that stings a lot. It looks so ugly as well. I walk around trying to hide my mouth but eventually they see it...

    I have been to the doctors and they have just given me different ointments but they haven't been working. I think it might not be strong enough. One of the doctors said I have iron deficiency and he said i need to have more iron and my lips will gradually get better but, i have been taking iron tablets (and eating apples) but STILL no sign of it going away. To be honest, i feel like it is getting worse.

    The eczema is only at the corners of my lips - no where else so i'm guessing it is not a severe case.

    Will i have this disease for the rest of my life? =(

    • ANSWER:
      I have eczema on the inside of my elbows, so I know it is annoying. make sure you use a medicated eczema cream, morning and night, and keep it moisturized. The best way to moisturize it is to put non scented moisturizer on it about 45 seconds after you bathe. Hope it helps, because I know it can be a pain in the butt sometimes!

    Have allergies and eczema where my my skin gets really dark and itchy around my mouth. Any remedies 2 help?
    Skin gets really dry, dark and itchy. Give the appearance of a mustache and beard and I'm a WOMAN... Not a good look. I have tried lotions, vaseline, vitamin E, cold compresses. Nothing helps. At the end of allergy season, my skin returns to normal. Please help. My baby shower is next week and I can not show up with BEAR Mouth...

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    my 18 month old is teeth,would this cause a skin condition around her mouth?
    My little girl of 18 months is teething her last big teeth.since starting teething she gets a spotty rash down below which only comes when she is cutting her teeth.She has a little at this stag but is going away slowly.she also has got a eczema type rash around her mouth, it hasn't spread at all since having it but it doesnt seem to want to go away.My guess is that its something to do with her teething otherwise it would of spread elsewhere.any advise?

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    How to get rid of dark patches around mouth.?
    I'm 14 and had eczema. Now the eczema's gone but it's left dark patches around my mouth. I also used to lick my lips and the area around it a lot and now it is incredibly darker than my usual skin tone. Is there a easy way of whitening it without surgery. Other solutions are for less severe differences in tone so please help

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    Dark around the mouth - solutions?
    My eczema around the mouth just healed. It was very dry and it was peeling. I applied lots of Vaseline Intensive Care on it and it healed after a couple of days!

    The bad news is, the area that had it is still dark! =(

    Are fade creams the right product for this? If so, how do I apply it? Just on the affected area? I heard Palmer's is good?

    • ANSWER:
      The area around my mouth is dark too...and I'm currently using Palmers eventone Fade Milk. I've been using it for over a month now and I dont really see much change...but that could be because I don't use it as much as I should because I have skipped some days

    What can I do to get the pigment back around my sons mouth?
    It slowly started to turn white and at first it was rough,so I knew it was his eczema but now its smooth and around his mouth is very very light. Anyone know of a treatment that doesn't involve going to the doc? They don't ever tell me anything new. It looks pretty bad,will the color eventually come back? thanks for help
    and please don't comment if it aint got anything to do with the question, its just wasting space and time. i'm looking for serious answers please.

    • ANSWER:
      Short, supervised courses of medium potency topical steroids creams are safe and effective for flares of eczema on other parts of the body. Adverse effects of long term topical steroids include thinning of the skin (atrophy), a change in the color of some skin (depigmentation - going white), and acne-like eruptions.
      If you don't like what your doctor is doing or saying or suggesting find another doctor but please don't (if indeed you are) keep using steroids.
      If you are not using steroid creams that's good.
      Will the colour return, maybe over time. But you may need to consider something else that a specialist dermatologist can offer.

      Best of luck.

    Red circle around my mouth !?

    I have eczema around my mouth and I used elidel for a long time and now I use a dry skin mosturizer which helped me a lot.

    There is no rash around my mouth anymore, and No itchiness when I eat like before, though it's much better when using the mosturizer everyday but the problem is though I can't feel it but there is a red circle around my mouth, it shows clearly when there is light on my face, what should I do and why is it not going ?

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Try to use coconut oil as a moisturizer. Look it up on the net.

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