Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
Review
. May-Jun 2013;23(3):303-7.
doi: 10.1684/ejd.2013.1932.

Cheilitis, Perioral Dermatitis and Contact Allergy

Affiliations
Review

Cheilitis, Perioral Dermatitis and Contact Allergy

Evelyne Collet et al. Eur J Dermatol. .

Abstract

Cheilitis is a superficial inflammatory condition of the lip. It can occur either alone or be associated with stomatitis or perioral eczema. Contact hypersensitivity reactions are a frequent cause of cheilitis. Cosmetic and hygiene products are the most usual causes. Less frequently, allergic cheilitis is caused by contact with musical instruments, topical medicines or food allergens. Cases of cheilitis induced by dental material are rare and debated. The diagnosis relies on patch tests, which start with the European baseline series and the patient's personal cosmetic and topical products. This investigation will then be completed by the ingredients in the topical products and specific test series.

Keywords: cheilitis; contact dermatitis; cosmetic products; lipsticks; patch-tests.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 2 articles

MeSH terms

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback