Examination Is Needed To Determine The Cause Of Small Red Bumps Around The Lips That Do Not Heal?
2/3 months ago my lips cracked, a week later on my lips began to redden, then grew a small lump around 2-3 lumps, when I checked into the doctor, the doctor said I had herpes and was given the drug ointment acyclovir, but a week later the skin on my lips was red again, I used the acyclovir ointment again but my lips peeled off like scales.
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Basically in the diagnosis of the skin, inspection checks are needed or see the area of the complaint directly, because complaints of different types of lumps on the skin, but there are several risk factors for bumps on the lips, namely:
- Viral infection: for example is shingles, complaints can occur in the form of a rash and can change like a nodule filled with water or blisters, these nodules will feel itchy and break easily, then dry up and turn into sores. This complaint can also be accompanied by fever and headache.
- allergies: for example is contact dermatitis, complaints can occur in the form of redness and itchy rashes, cracked skin and also swelling.
Usually this complaint arises if exposed directly to certain substances that can cause skin irritation or allergic to certain substances. For the cause itself, the patient must examine what substances can cause allergies, can be due to chemicals, food or certain drugs. Because allergens are different for each person
Examination is done if someone has shingles that can be done with a PCR test, or it can also tzank test: tzank test is done on bullae or nodules filled with water, the bullae are broken, then the outer skin will be scraped to be examined under a microscope, the results are stated positive if there are many nucleated datia cells (typical cells in shingles)
If the complaint of a lump leads to an allergy to something, then the relevant examination is a patch test examination: in this examination the patient will be placed an allergen on the back to find out the reaction arising from the substance, the results will be seen on days 5-7 days. If the result is positive, there will be a rash on the area.
While some things you can do at home are, keep the area around the bump clean by not handling the area without washing your hands first, getting enough rest, eating nutritious foods and if you have an allergy to food or certain substances content should be avoided.
If your lump does not improve over 14 days. You should consult this matter with a skin specialist directly to get further treatment.
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