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Old 01-11-2010, 12:48 AM   #1
 
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Default White patches around my daughter's mouth?

She is 5. They appeared maybe a couple of weeks ago(?) At first, there was one on each corner of her mouth. Now, there are several around the edge of her lips. She has only complained about them once, very early on, she just mentioned off-hand that they hurt a little. They don't seem to bother her at all, but they're still there.

There is nothing inside her mouth, however. They're not raised areas but are flat. They look weird. I'm baffled.

I've been trying to google, but all I can found are thrush references and references to white patches/spots inside the mouth. I have been putting Blistex cream on them, which she hates because of the smell.

Has anyone's kid ever had anything like this before? She has a dentist's appointment coming up in a couple of days. Thanks in advance.

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Don't use Blistex it burns, try bag balm untill you see the Dr.
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I have no suggestions as to what it might be, but I do have a tip for putting something on it. My daugher gets very crusty, dry areas around her mouth, and will always wipe off anything I put on them, so I put it on while she is sleeping. Sometimes she still reaches up a hand to rub it off, but if I gently hold her hand away, she quickly forgets about it and goes back to deeper sleep. I use A&D ointment or Neosporin/Bacitracin.

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Okay, will stop using Blistex immediately. I've noticed that these areas don't 1) come to a "head" like a zit; 2) get crusty.

Her mouth will now be all white and "ashy/crusty" at the corners when she wakes up.....but that goes away when you wash her face.

Thank God we go to the dentist tomorrow. Maybe he can shed some light on this. I wonder if they still make the miniature boxes of Bag Balm...
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Sinistral, I get something like that in the corners of my mouth. I thought I was allergic to my toothpaste because no amount of lip balm would help. My dentist told me I have some sort of yeast infection (or fungus, I can't remember what). I use Nastatin to help it clear up.
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:30 PM   #6
 
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Yeah, it sounds like yeast or some sort of dermatitis.
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This is exactly what it looks like, except her areas are not as big. There's one at each corner of her mouth, and several little ones on the skin right above the top lip and bottom lip.

This pic is of vitiligo. However, I'm just staying cool and calm, and we'll see what the dentist says tomorrow.

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hmmmm....I got these icky white patches on the corners of my mouth a couple years back and my dr. said they were a either a yeast infection or a fungus, I can't remember which. At any rate, they eventually went away, it just took a while. And I went through an obscene amount of chapstik.
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I stopped putting the Blistex on her...the only time I ever got anything similar was a couple of times, a painful little red crack.

The fact that she wakes up with these areas looking sort of crusty is what makes me think it's yeast/fungal, like the rest of you have said...
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I stopped putting the Blistex on her...the only time I ever got anything similar was a couple of times, a painful little red crack.

The fact that she wakes up with these areas looking sort of crusty is what makes me think it's yeast/fungal, like the rest of you have said...
My doctor had me apply a vitamin E oil stick multiple times a day, and I had to throw them out every 2-3 days.....I think we found them cheapest at Wal*Mart with the vitamins, they were only a dollar or two.

I think that the Aquaphor in a squeezie tube could be applied with your fingers and do basically the same thing ......and you would go through a lot less. I went through 10 of those vitamin E oil sticks easily, because I had to throw them out so often....
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I think that the Aquaphor in a squeezie tube could be applied with your fingers and do basically the same thing ......and you would go through a lot less. I went through 10 of those vitamin E oil sticks easily, because I had to throw them out so often....
Doesn't Aquaphor have camphor in it? I thought that's why it ends in -phor.

Camphor is a skin irritant.
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Nope. I have no clue why its called Aquaphor, but there isn't any camphor in it.
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Her appointment was this afternoon for a cleaning; the dentist looked at the areas and said he doesn't know what they are.

He took photos of her mouth and has some meeting with all these other doctors coming up later this week. He said he will take the photos to the meeting to see if any of them have any input.

Thanks to all, I'll keep you posted on what happens.

P.S. I love Aquaphor, great stuff!
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A form of seborrhea? You have that, right? I'm not sure if the tendency to develop it is hereditary.
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Her appointment was this afternoon for a cleaning; the dentist looked at the areas and said he doesn't know what they are.

He took photos of her mouth and has some meeting with all these other doctors coming up later this week. He said he will take the photos to the meeting to see if any of them have any input.

Thanks to all, I'll keep you posted on what happens.

P.S. I love Aquaphor, great stuff!


I would take her to her regular pediatrician and if he doesn't know what it is, I'd take her to a dermatologist. I wouldn't wait around for a bunch of dentists to confer about it.
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I agree take her to the pediatrician....
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My daughter is 3 years old and has been suffering from the exact same problem from the past 1.5 month. Can you please share how your child's issue was resolved and how long did it take?
Greatly appreciate your reply.
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My daughter is 3 years old and has been suffering from the exact same problem from the past 1.5 month. Can you please share how your child's issue was resolved and how long did it take?
Greatly appreciate your reply.
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This thread is 3 years old. Is this bump from a spammer? Back in April I got a PM from a poster who created an account just to ask me about a similar thread I started in 2010. The username was different. I chalked it up to spam. But then again, can PM boxes be spammed?
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This thread is 3 years old. Is this bump from a spammer? Back in April I got a PM from a poster who created an account just to ask me about a similar thread I started in 2010. The username was different. I chalked it up to spam. But then again, can PM boxes be spammed?
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