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Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is cheilitis granulomatosa (Granulomatous cheilitis)?

Cheilitis granulomatosa is a rare condition, characterized by painless but persistent inflammatory swelling of the lip. The cause is unknown, but could be due to factors like foreign body reactions, infections, and other inflammatory conditions.

Symptoms of cheilitis granulomatosa (Granulomatous cheilitis)

  • Unable to move my face

  • Swelling of the face and lip

  • Skin hardening

  • Bumps or lumps on the lips

Questions your doctor may ask to check for cheilitis granulomatosa (Granulomatous cheilitis)

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose cheilitis granulomatosa (Granulomatous cheilitis)

  • Do you struggle to control your facial muscles?

  • Are your face or lips swollen?

  • Do you have skin hardening?

  • Do you have bumps or lumps on your lips?

Treatment for cheilitis granulomatosa (Granulomatous cheilitis)

Cheilosis granulomatosis does not have a definitive treatment, however anti-inflammatory oral medications, topical and injected cortisone treatments can provide some symptomatic relief.

View the symptoms of Cheilitis Granulomatosa (Granulomatous Cheilitis)

  • Facial paralysis

  • Hard skin

  • Bump on lip

Diseases related to Cheilitis Granulomatosa (Granulomatous Cheilitis)

References

  • Critchlow WA, Chang D. Cheilitis granulomatosa: a review. Head Neck Pathol. 2014 Jun;8(2):209-13. doi: 10.1007/s12105-013-0488-2. Epub 2013 Sep 22. PMID: 24057987; PMCID: PMC4022933.

  • Durgin JS, Rodriguez O, Sollecito T, et al. Diagnosis, Clinical Features, and Management of Patients With Granulomatous Cheilitis. JAMA Dermatol. 2021;157(1):112–114. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2020

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Reviewed By:

Sarita Nori, MD

Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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