Lip Licker's Dermatitis Quiz

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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Family Medicine)

Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

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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  • The skin is itchy and has scratches

  • Chapped lips

  • Skin itching that worsens at night

  • Eroded spots on the lips

  • Itch is mild

  • Lips are dry

  • Lips damaged

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What is Lip Licker's Dermatitis?

A condition in which the lips are constantly irritated by saliva due to frequent lip licking. It is most common in school-aged children but can also be associated with impulse control disorders.

Typical Symptoms of Lip Licker's Dermatitis

  • Skin Itching

  • Lip sores or erosions

  • Lip redness

  • Lip pain or itch

  • Sores or ulcers of the skin

  • Skin abnormality

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Lip Licker's Dermatitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Is your skin itchy?

  • Are there sores or erosions on your lips?

  • Are your lips red?

  • Are your lips itchy or painful?

  • Do you have skin sores?

Treatmentof Lip Licker's Dermatitis

Lip balm and petroleum jelly can help keep the lips moist. Try to avoid lip licking as much as possible. Behavioral therapy or consulting a child counselor might be helpful.

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Reviewed By:

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Family Medicine)

Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

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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