Lip Licker's Dermatitis Quiz

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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is lip licker's dermatitis?

A condition where the lips are repeatedly irritated by saliva from licking of the lips. It is most common in school-going children, but can also be linked to disorders of impulse control.

Symptoms of lip licker's dermatitis

  • Skin Itching

  • Lip sores or erosions

  • Lip redness

  • Skin abnormality

  • Lip pain or itch

Questions your doctor may ask to check for lip licker's dermatitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose lip licker's dermatitis

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you have sores or erosions on your lips?

  • Are your lips bright red?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • Do you have itchy or painful lips?

Treatment for lip licker's dermatitis

Lip balm and petroleum jelly can keep the lips moist. Avoid lip licking as much as possible. Behavioral therapy or seeing a child counselor may be helpful.

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