Allergic Contact Cheilitis Due to Lip Cosmetics Lipsticks and lipcare products are the commonest cause of allergic contact cheilitis in women. The reaction may present in either acute or more persistent chronic forms. 2013 Nov;69(5):318-9. doi: 10.1111/cod.12108. Adolescent Contact Cheilitis is caused by exposure to irritating chemicals, which can be found in food and skin care products. 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. It is due to a type IV hypersensitivity reaction following contact with an allergen. Lip cosmetics are the most common allergen source in women, while toothpastes allergy occur mostly in men. Whenever your skin barrier is impaired, you are at higher risk for allergic skin reactions. Keep reading to find out what could be causing your lips to feel itchy. 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. 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. View the article PDF and any associated supplements and figures for a period of 48 hours. A possible cause of cheilitis is contact allergy. Contact Dermatitis 1995; 33:365. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2009.05.014. Esen Özkaya, MD. 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. Allergic contact cheilitis is more common in women than men. 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. The full text of this article hosted at iucr.org is unavailable due to technical difficulties. There are many common sources of allergens including lipsticks and other lip-care products, toothpastes and dental materials, foods, medications and nail varnish. Dermatol Clin. Contact Dermatitis 2000; 43:216. Allergic contact cheilitis is a common cause inflammation of the outer lip or vermillion margin. Multicentre study of allergic contact cheilitis from toothpastes. And as the majority of patients providing with cheilitis are women, this makes these products the most common general source of allergens. OK, So Contact Dermatitis Can Strike The Lips, Too? 1995 Oct;33(4):255-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.1995.tb00477.x. Allergic contact cheilitis is the term for itchy or inflamed lips caused by exposure to an allergen. Allergic contact cheilitis: A relevant allergic reaction is identified in one quarter, at least, of cases of lip eczema. No reaction was seen with Zovirax ophthalmic ointment and Zovirax tablet. Bourezane Y, Girardin P, Aubin F, Vigan M, Adessi B, Humbert P, Laurent R. Allergy. This may be due to skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis or by contact with allergic or irritant materials, or both. Please enable it to take advantage of the complete set of features! and you may need to create a new Wiley Online Library account. Most of the time, having itchy lips is related to a contact or seasonal allergy. Allergic contact cheilitis is more common in women than men. HHS Allergic contact cheilitis describes a not uncommon inflammatory reaction of the lips. Would you like email updates of new search results? Vaseline may help. Allergic Contact Cheilitis: A delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction to allergens that come in contact with the lips can cause inflammation of the lips. 1996 Oct;51(10):755-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.1996.tb02122.x. The latter can be due to lip products, toothpaste, dental materials, medication or a combination of factors. 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. The most common causes of allergic contact cheilitis is lip cosmetics, including lipsticks and lip balm, followed by toothpastes.  |  Irritant cheilitis often comes from lip licking, a constant source of irritation to the skin of the lips, and a … The differential diagnosis was challenging due to concomitant contact sensitization with these agents. Allergic or irritant contact cheilitis is caused by a reaction to an irritant or allergen that touches the lips, such as: 2  Lipstick or lip balms Oral hygiene products, like toothpaste or mouthwash Fragrances (e.g., balsam of peru) 3  Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Causes of cheilitis Sometimes, having itchy lips is a symptom of other less common health conditions. Learn more. The changes may be fairly localised or affect the whole lip. Drugs, lipsticks, sunblock and toothpaste are the most common implicated allergens. The propylene glycol component of the Zovirax® cream and the propyl gallate component of the lipstick were regarded as the responsible contact sensitizers. Eczematous cheilitis (also known as contact cheilitis) is dryness, erythema, and/or fissuring of the lips secondary to an inflammatory response to allergens in contact with the lips. Patch tests were positive to Zovirax ® cream, propylene glycol, the patient's favourite lipstick and propyl gallate. Patch tests were positive to Zovirax cream, propylene glycol, the patient's favourite lipstick and propyl gallate. You bet! In this case, it was caused by chemical substances contained in the lipstick worn by the patient. Sometimes the reaction extends onto adjacent perioral skin, with or without the involvement of the angles of the mouth. Allergic contact cheilitis is an allergic reaction to lip products, dental materials, toothpaste, or medication. Concentration and vehicle adapted for for patch tests]. Allergic Contact Cheilitis From a Variety of Lip Balm Ingredients. Granulomatous cheilitis. Drugs, lipsticks, sunblock and toothpaste are the most common implicated allergens. A possible cause of cheilitis is contact allergy. Ophaswongse S, Maibach HI. Schena D, Fantuzzi F, Girolomoni G. Contact allergy in chronic eczematous lip dermatitis. Ann Dermatol Venereol. Please check your email for instructions on resetting your password. Allergic contact cheilitis is allergic contact dermatitis affecting the lip (s). No evidence of contact sensitization to acyclovir in acute dermatitis of the lips following local application of Zovirax cream. 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. 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. The lips may also itch or burn. Lip cosmetics are the most common allergen source in women, while toothpastes allergy occur mostly in men. 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. 19 Perioral Region “Lip licker dermatitis” is an irritant dermatitis that involves the perioral skin. It is due to a type IV hypersensitivity reaction following contact with an allergen. The prototypical vignette is a wife with allergic contact cheilitis driven by an allergy to her husband’s aftershave. Pastor N, Silvestre JF, Mataix J, Lucas A, Pérez M. Contact Dermatitis. Allergic contact cheilitis is a chronic superficial inflammatory disorder of the vermilion borders characterized by desquamation due to delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction. Granulomatous cheilitis is a condition that causes persistent swelling of the lips. Clipboard, Search History, and several other advanced features are temporarily unavailable. Authors Fuad Alrowaishdi 1 , Sophie Colomb, Bernard Guillot, Nadia Raison-Peyron. 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/. No reaction was seen with Zovirax ® ophthalmic ointment and Zovirax ® tablet. Zeynep Topkarcı, MD. (Cheilitis is the medical word for “inflamed lips” and covers a broad range of causes and symptoms.) Allergic contact cheilitis caused by carnauba wax in a lip balm. 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. 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