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Eczematous cheilitis






Eczematous cheilitis is inflammation of the lips presenting as redness with dryness and scaling. It may also be called lip dermatitis.

The lips may be divided into three zones - the outer zone comprising the skin next to the lips, the vermilion margin and the mucosal aspect.

The first two areas are the most commonly affected. The major causes of eczematous cheilitis are atopic dermatitis and irritant or allergic contact reactions.

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