Allergic contact cheilitis due to lipstick

Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi)

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Title Allergic contact cheilitis due to lipstick
Creator Ravitasari, Yatty
Radithia, Desiana
Hadi, Priyo
Subject allergic contact cheilitis; delayed-type hypersensitivity; lipstick allergen
Description Background: Cheilitis is a common problem of unknown etiology. A possible cause of cheilitis is contact allergy. Drugs, lipsticks, sunblock and toothpaste are the most common implicated allergens. Allergic contact cheilitis is a chronic superficial inflammatory disorder of the vermilion borders characterized by desquamation due to delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction. Purpose: We report a management of Allergic contact cheilitis due to lipsticks. Case: A 21-year-old woman had a history of atopic allergy to eggs, milk, and chicken presented with sore, dry, fissured, scaled and sometimes bleeding lip, over a 3-month period after application of a lipstick. Her symptoms persisted despite treatments with hydrocortisone cream. The patient provided a detailed history and underwent physical examination and patch tests to cosmetic components and patch test to her own lipstick. The patient had strongly-positive result to the tested lipstick. A diagnosis of allergic contact cheilitis was made based on the history and clinical findings. Case management: Patient was advised to avoid wearing lipstick. To relieve symptoms, treatment was initiated with combined topical corticosteroid, antibiotic, and moisturizer. Conclusion: Contact allergy patients should be tested for both cosmetic component series and their own lipsticks to exclude exfolliative cheilitis, infection, or light actinic cheilitis as causal agents.
Publisher Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga
Date 2015-12-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi); Vol 48, No 4 (2015): December 2015; 173-176
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi)

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