Has anyone seen this?
my kid's lips are not chapped but she has a chapped ring around the mouth, as if she(10 yr old) took a kool aid juice cup and left her a red ring around the mouth. It looks exactly like when you get chapped lips but in shape of a ring.
If you know or have experienced this, please help!
My kids have had this before. I had to tell the doctor's nurse to give me a note for school because I didn't want the teacher to think I had smacked my kid. I think they called it atopic dermatitis and the doctor said it was from my boys licking their lips and scraping the teeth against the outside of their mouth.
My daughter and son both have this too! We use bactroban (sp?) antibiotic ointment on it that we got from the pediatrician. It can quite easily turn into dermatitis so keep and eye on it if it doesn't clear up.
More than likely chapped lips like everyone else said, but...
You might want to take them to the DR. my oldest had that last year this time and it turned out to be ringworm. I felt so bad because I was treating it like chapped lips for a few weeks. When it didn't get any better I took him in. Just another perspective.
Yep. It's from licking around the lips. You might be able to prevent it in the future by putting chapstick on their lips. It's been soooo dry they are probably trying to keep their lips moist by licking them, but that only makes things worse when the saliva dries.
Also, the baby may not be actually licking her lips, but sucking her thumb which is another way of getting saliva around her mouth and when it dries out causes the redness and dryness.
My son gets this from licking his lips and using his shirt sleeve to wipe his nose (the sleeve rubs against his lips). The boys at preschool were teasing him the other day telling him he was wearing lipstick.
The new Neosporin Lip Therapy stuff works wonders. I bought it near the checkout at Randall's.
It most likely is just chapped lips like the others have said, but I would suggest that you get it checked out. I had a friend who's child had this and it also turned out to be ringworm; another that turned into a fungal infection (which I think ringworm is too) If it is fungul, you will need a prescription.
My son gets ring around his mouth from chapped lips, quite a bit. The pharmasist recommended a chapped stick that did not have flavor in it and also, no Carmex or others that may burn! Plain ol' chapsticks, will work. Don't forget to apply it, before he goes to bed, too!
We use bactroban (sp?) antibiotic ointment
That is what we use...it was very expensive but it lasts a very long time because it only takes a little bit...and it works really fast(2 or 3 days and it will be cleared up)