Lip redness

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People with these symptoms also use Ubie's symptom checker to find possible causes

  • Rashes in an area exposed to plants, metals, clothing, rubber or medications

  • Red, bumpy rashes after contact with rubber gloves or diapers

  • New bumps appearing while some bumps are healing already

  • Pain in the region, followed by red spots and blisters 2-3 days later

  • Rashes or fever, 2 to 6 weeks after starting a new medication

  • Skin problem in an area that was exposed to a heater or warming device for a long time

  • There is a net-like or circular rash on parts of my skin

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

Description

Lips can appear red due to the presence of rashes, irritation like constantly licking your lips, an allergic reaction, and side effect of medication, or an infection or STD.

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Fever

  • Edema

Possible Causes

  • Cheilitis

    Inflammation of the lips. Causes include infection (bacterial, viral or fungal) and irritants e.g. constant contact with saliva, excessive dryness.

  • Angular cheilitis

    Inflammation of the corners of the lips. Causes include infection (bacterial, viral or fungal) and irritants e.g. constant contact with saliva, excessive dryness. It is more common in people with nutritional deficiencies and immune system disorders.

  • Candidiasis (oral, hands and feet)

    Normal human skin contains bacteria and fungi. Candidiasis happens when the fungus overgrows and invades the skin. Risk factors include warm moist environments, and a weakened immune system.

  • Lip licker's dermatitis

Related Serious Diseases

  • Kawasaki disease

    A disease caused by the body's immune system attacking the blood vessels. As such, Kawasaki disease requires hospitalization for treatment and ultrasound scans. Regular follow-up scans are also important to reduce the risk of future heart attacks.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Are your lips bright red?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you have skin redness?

  • Do you have any pain or tingling in the affected areas of the skin?

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