No reaction was seen with Zovirax ® ophthalmic ointment and Zovirax ® tablet. Sometimes the reaction extends onto adjacent perioral skin, with or without the involvement of the angles of the mouth. Eczematous cheilitis is the most common cause. The prototypical vignette is a wife with allergic contact cheilitis driven by an allergy to her husband’s aftershave. 2009 Jul;27(3):265-80, vi. HHS If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes, your email address may not be registered, Ophaswongse S, Maibach HI. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2009.05.014. Allergic contact cheilitis is a chronic superficial inflammatory disorder of the vermilion borders characterized by desquamation due to delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction. Similar to contact dermatitis are irritant cheilitis and allergic cheilitis. Whenever your skin barrier is impaired, you are at higher risk for allergic skin reactions. A possible cause of cheilitis is contact allergy. Allergic contact cheilitis describes a not uncommon inflammatory reaction of the lips. View the article PDF and any associated supplements and figures for a period of 48 hours. PMID: 29039219 [Indexed for MEDLINE] Publication Types: Case Reports; MeSH terms. One or both lips may be red with dryness, scaling and cracking. Contact Dermatitis 1995; 33:365. Contact cheilitis from bisabolol and polyvinylpyrrolidone/hexadecene copolymer in lipstick. Learn about our remote access options, Department of Dermatology, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. Multicentre study of allergic contact cheilitis from toothpastes. A 29‐year‐old Turkish woman with allergic contact cheilitis from a lipstick was misdiagnosed as herpes labialis and subsequently worsened with the application of Zovirax ® cream. Contact Cheilitis is caused by exposure to irritating chemicals, which can be found in food and skin care products. CONTACT CHEILITIS is an inflammatory condition of the lips that can manifest as itching, burning, dryness, erythema, fissuring, crusting, and edema. Please check your email for instructions on resetting your password. Patch tests were positive to Zovirax cream, propylene glycol, the patient's favourite lipstick and propyl gallate. Zeynep Topkarcı, MD. For some people, soap of any kind may be too harsh for the face and lips. A lipstick allergy can be difficult to diagnose in some cases as it is possible that cheilitis can develop without the person even wearing lipstick. (Cheilitis is the medical word for “inflamed lips” and covers a broad range of causes and symptoms.) Patch tests were positive to Zovirax cream, propylene glycol, the patient's favourite lipstick and propyl gallate. It is due to a type IV hypersensitivity reaction following contact with an allergen. It looks like an eczema-type inflammation on the outer edge of the lips and is due to a type IV hypersensitivity reaction following contact with an allergen. Drugs, lipsticks, sunblock and toothpaste are the most common implicated allergens. Allergic contact cheilitis is more common in women than men. Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov, Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus, Find NCBI SARS-CoV-2 literature, sequence, and clinical content: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sars-cov-2/. Irritant cheilitis often comes from lip licking, a constant source of irritation to the skin of the lips, and a … Allergic contact cheilitis generally presents as eczema-like changes on the vermilion margin or skin around the mouth. Allergic contact dermatitis to Zovirax cream. Schena D, Fantuzzi F, Girolomoni G. Contact allergy in chronic eczematous lip dermatitis. Exogenous eczematous cheilitis is caused by factors outside the body. Your skin barrier works great in most cases. NLM Contact cheilitis is a term used to describe inflammation of the lips, most often caused by either irritant contact cheilitis (ICC) or allergic contact cheilitis (ACC) (9). 1996 Oct;51(10):755-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.1996.tb02122.x. If you have previously obtained access with your personal account, please log in. Drugs, lipsticks, sunblock and toothpaste are the most common implicated allergens. Allergic contact cheilitis is allergic contact dermatitis affecting the lip (s). This can be further broken down into irritant contact cheilitis – which is often caused by lip licking, cosmetics, foods and environmental factors – and allergic contact cheilitis. Authors Fuad Alrowaishdi 1 , Sophie Colomb, Bernard Guillot, Nadia Raison-Peyron. The propylene glycol component of the Zovirax® cream and the propyl gallate component of the lipstick were regarded as the responsible contact sensitizers. In the case of women, lip cosmetics ar… Enter your email address below and we will send you your username, If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to retrieve your username, I have read and accept the Wiley Online Library Terms and Conditions of Use, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-0960.2007.00380.x. Allergic contact cheilitis is the term for itchy or inflamed lips caused by exposure to an allergen. A 29‐year‐old Turkish woman with allergic contact cheilitis from a lipstick was misdiagnosed as herpes labialis and subsequently worsened with the application of Zovirax® cream. Clipboard, Search History, and several other advanced features are temporarily unavailable. Bourezane Y, Girardin P, Aubin F, Vigan M, Adessi B, Humbert P, Laurent R. Allergy. Author information: (1)1 Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada. The latter can be due to lip products, toothpaste, dental materials, medication or a combination of factors. Involvement of the angles of the mouth may also be seen (angular-cheilitis). Dermatol Clin. Keep reading to find out what could be causing your lips to feel itchy. Most of the time, having itchy lips is related to a contact or seasonal allergy. The reaction may present in either acute or more persistent chronic forms. Allergic contact cheilitis is more common in women than men. [Contact eczema induced by propylene glycol. It is also known as lipstick cheilitis since several ingredients found in lipsticks may act as irritants. Patch tests were positive to Zovirax ® cream, propylene glycol, the patient's favourite lipstick and propyl gallate. Allergic contact cheilitis is a common cause inflammation of the outer lip or vermillion margin. Lipsticks and other lip care products are the major causes of allergic contact cheilitis of the vermilion margin, where the skin and red lip meet. Allergic contact cheilitis is more common in women than men. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. No evidence of contact sensitization to acyclovir in acute dermatitis of the lips following local application of Zovirax cream. There are many common sources of allergens including lipsticks and other lip-care products, toothpastes and dental materials, foods, medications and nail varnish. Working off-campus? 19 Perioral Region “Lip licker dermatitis” is an irritant dermatitis that involves the perioral skin. Chronic sun exposure, such as occurs among people who work outdoors, can lead to inflammatory changes of the lower lip known as actinic or solar cheilitis, reports the New Zealand Dermatological Society on DermNet NZ 4. The most common causes of allergic contact cheilitis is lip cosmetics, including lipsticks and lip balm, followed by toothpastes. The changes may be fairly localised or affect the whole lip. Pastor N, Silvestre JF, Mataix J, Lucas A, Pérez M. Contact Dermatitis. It's more common in women, probably because they are much more likely to wear lipstick, one of the most frequent causes of contact cheilitis. Lip cosmetics are the most common allergen source in women, while toothpastes allergy occur mostly in men. In this case, it was caused by chemical substances contained in the lipstick worn by the patient. More than lipstick alone can lead to contact cheilitis, though. and you may need to create a new Wiley Online Library account. The propylene glycol component of the Zovirax cream and the propyl gallate component of the lipstick were regarded as the responsible contact sensitizers. Granulomatous cheilitis. 2008 Mar;58(3):178-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2007.01225.x. OK, So Contact Dermatitis Can Strike The Lips, Too? 1995 Oct;33(4):255-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.1995.tb00477.x. In both situations, you may have rashes elsewhere on your body. Contact Dermatitis 2000; 43:216. Allergic contact cheilitis caused by ditrimethylolpropane triethylhexanoate in a lipstick Allergic contact cheilitis caused by ditrimethylolpropane triethylhexanoate in a lipstick Miura, Maiko; Isami, Mamiko; Yagami, Akiko; Matsunaga, Kayoko 2011-05-01 00:00:00 Lipsticks are composed of dyes, flavouring agents, sunscreens, vehicle components, and preservatives. A possible cause of cheilitis is contact allergy. Allergic Contact Cheilitis: A delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction to allergens that come in contact with the lips can cause inflammation of the lips. Lip cosmetics, sunscreens, toothpas… A 29-year-old Turkish woman with allergic contact cheilitis from a lipstick was misdiagnosed as herpes labialis and subsequently worsened with the application of Zovirax cream. Allergic contact dermatitis of the lips, also known as allergic contact cheilitis It doesn't matter whether it's your face, your arms, or your lips. Allergic Contact Cheilitis From a Variety of Lip Balm Ingredients Linghong Linda Zhou and Melanie Pratt Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery 2017 22 : 3 , 333-335 Güzin Özarmağan, MD. Lip Allergy (Allergic Contact Cheilitis) Allergic contact cheilitis is a form of allergic contact dermatitis that affects the lips. Allergic contact cheilitis affects more women than men and more adults than children, although it can affect all age groups. Adolescent Vaseline may help. Allergic contact cheilitis caused by carnauba wax in a lip balm Contact Dermatitis. Allergic contact cheilitis is a common cause inflammation of the outer lip or vermillion margin. Causes of cheilitis And as the majority of patients providing with cheilitis are women, this makes these products the most common general source of allergens. No reaction was seen with Zovirax ophthalmic ointment and Zovirax tablet. The full text of this article hosted at iucr.org is unavailable due to technical difficulties.