Mouth/lip eczema triggers- how to get ride of eczema around the lips & mouth
Are you feeling this unusual dryness on your lips or is your lips red or something in the form of blisters are on your lips and you wondering what it is?
You are probably thinking how you can easily get rid of it.
Well before i show you how to get rid of them, let’s take a look of how eczema on the lips look like, how to identify one if we come across it. I believe if we have a better understanding about how eczema on the lips come about and what trigger them then we will now be able to chose the best treatment options that suit it.
Understanding eczema on the lips and mouth
Eczema on the lips is an inflammation of the skin which makes the lips and mouth surrounding to develop painful blisters, at the same time becomes itchy and red. Eczema on the lips are sometimes called eczematous cheilitis or lip dermatitis.
We have 3 layers or zones of the skin and they are :
- The outer zone
- vermilion margin
- the mucosal aspect.
The outer zone and the vermilion margin are the areas mostly hit by eczema.
Symptoms of eczema on the lips
Eczema on the lips are a little bit confusing most times, most people most times mistook severe dry skin to eczema.
There are multiple symptoms that normally signify the presence of eczematous cheilitis and they are as follows:
- Thickened, swollen looking skin, signifying inflammation
- Redness or rashes
- Dryness and/or flakey skin
- Splitting of the skin
Please note that the best way for you to be sure it is eczema is for you to book an appointment with a Dermatology.
lip eczema triggers: What Causes Eczema on the Lips?
It is only when we fully understand what triggers eczema on the lips before we can chose the best method of treatment and to apply.
There are numerous factors that normally triggers eczema to appear on the lips. Most of this causes might be internal while some might be external.
External factors that trigger eczema
Cosmetics: chemicals used to produce most of the lipstick and lip balms can sometimes be hash on the lips, which sometimes might trigger eczema.
Weather: eczema of the lips can be triggered by excessive cold or dry weather.
Allergies: some people are naturally allergic to some kind of food and creams, all this could trigger eczema.
Ones lifestyle : individual who smoke or drink alcohol will surely experience some sort of dryness around the lips area, all this can trigger eczema.
Soap : if you suspect your soap is too hash on your sensitive skin, try to change it and make use of dove soap, observe if there is reduce symptoms or not.
Spicy food: we all react differently to spicy foods, some people react negatively, try reduce or avoid spicy food.
Internal factors that can trigger eczema
Eczema is mostly common on people who have weak immune system. Weak immune system will make the body to be easily prone to infection while sometimes an hereditary factors can play a role.
how to get ride of eczema around the lips & mouth.
creams: creams which is a topical steroid cream are the best way to go as they easily reduce inflammation of the skin and other symptoms associated with lip eczema , you can get them over the counter.
Please note that some few percentage of individuals are allergic it, if you experience worsening symptoms then you can avoid them.
Moisturizers:Moisturizers does not only help to lubricate the skin but also helps to protect it from eczema, make sure that the ones you get feel a little more “greasy”, this shows that they contain much oil. Cerave and vanicream will work, just apply a little of it on your lips and watch as symptoms improve
Reduce stress : stress can make your eczema to reappear with full force, to be on the safe side and to get instant relief while on any medication avoid stress.
Eczema on the lips Home remedies
Honey: honey has an antibacterial property that helps clear eczema symptoms on the lip when applied on the lips. For best results just combine it with glycerin then gently apply it to the affected area.
Coconut Oil/Shea Butter: coconut oil and shea butter are good emollients and moisturizers because of their antioxidants property. You can use them alongside other products we mentioned above.
Aloe Vera Gel: if you truly want all symptoms associated with lips eczema to vanish one time then consider using Aloe Vera Gel.
Castor Oil: Castor Oil are good moisturizer just like coconut oil it has been used for ages to treat various skin problems of which eczema is not left out.
Can eczema on the lips be prevented?
Oh yes we can prevent eczema from appearing on our lips if we can stick to any of the recommendation below:
- Always make use of make up that best suit your skin type
- Thouroughly clean your make up kits and tools may be twice or once a week to keep bacteria or anything that might trigger eczema easily to come in contact with it.
- Manage your stress effectively
- Always take off your make up before going to bed
Regina Uwalaka. Am your regular Dermatologist with 8 years of experience, you can contact me on any of my social media accounts
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