DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Chronic cheilitis as a monosymptomatic "minus variant" of atopic eczema or as a partial symptom of generalized atopic eczema.
LocalizationThis section has been translated automatically.
red of the lips, also spreading to the lip skin
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Clinical featuresThis section has been translated automatically.
Rough, reddened, tense lips, painful when ingested with acidic food and drinks, with erosions, loose and tightly adhering scaly deposits, rhagade formations (mostly in the middle and/or corner of the lip)
Rarely smallest blisters.
The symptoms often lead to compulsive constant licking of the lips, which initially brings relief by moistening, but in the long term leads to a worsening of the symptoms.
TherapyThis section has been translated automatically.
In the weeping, chapped stage of chilitis, moist pads with antiseptic or anti-inflammatory additives such as 1% chlorhexidine or 2% dexpanthenol;
alternatively: as a moist pad: black tea
alternatively: short-term fat-moist treatment with thickly applied glucocorticoid-containing ointment such as a 0.5% hydrocortisone ointment(hydrocortisone cream 0.5-2.0%), or a methylprednisolone aceponate ointment(e.g. Advantan Fatty Ointment); on top of this moist pads (fat-moist!).
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Freeman S et al (1999) Cheilitis: analysis of 75 cases referred to a contact dermatitis clinic. At J Contact Dermat 10:198-200
- Gorbatova LN (2000) Atopic cheilitis in children: the risk factors and clinical symptoms. Stomatologiia (Moscow) 79:48-50
- Nagaraja Kanwar AJ et al (1996) Frequency and significance of minor clinical features in various age-related subgroups of atopic dermatitis in children. Pediatric Dermatol 13:10-13
- Wahab MA et al (2011) Minor criteria for atopic dermatitis in children. Mymensingh Med J 20:419-424
Outgoing links (5)Atopic dermatitis (overview); Hydrocortisone cream 0.5-2.0% (w/o); Lanolin dab; Methylprednisolone aceponate; Vaselinum album;
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