Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Liesel | 2012/05/24


Mouth sores

My 7 year old daughter has developed tiny sores on the corners of her mouth. She also moans that the area below her lip is sore. It is red and raw, and in my unprofessional opinion could be from her licking her lips all the time. I have taken her to a pharmacist who says she is lacking VIt B1. Could this be so? He also recommended I use kenolog on her lips. It has been over a week now and is no better. What else could I try? or should I take her to a paed?

Expert's Reply



It is difficult to be sure about your daughter's sores around her mouth without being able to see her. Certainly licking her lips can cause a rash like this which is known as lick eczema.Lick eczema is very difficult to treat. Try applying zinc cream to the sores around her mouth at night. If it does not clear up after 5 days she should be seen by a paediatrician.

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Posted by: Annon | 2012/05/24


I''m not a dr but try this:
Mix the two together not at once but when applying each time, mix little by little and apply 3 times a day. I use it all the time and it works or try Nystacid (not sure of the spelling) its a yellow liquid that tastes like banana. All of these you can get from your pharmacist. And then ask your dr for a name of a good vitamin syrup and remember lots of fresh fruit and veg.

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