Puffiness with allergy treatment
The sensitivity of the human body tosome substances often cause a lot of inconvenience. Allergy is a pretty unpleasant disease, especially when it manifests itself in the face, including on the lips.
The feeling of discomfort, which significantly affects a person's condition, is made by:
- constant itching;
- swelling of the lips with allergies.
In addition, if the disease is neglected, unpleasant serious consequences are possible, which in some cases may result in a fatal outcome.
So what is allergy on the lips, how it manifests itself and by what methods can its symptoms be eliminated?
Allergies on the lips (allergic cheilitis) is a disease that is caused by all sorts of irritants that come in contact with the red lip border.
Listed below are the most common causes of allergies on the lips:
- influence of adverse weather factors (wind, ultraviolet, cold);
- exposure to chemical components that are contained in lipsticks, toothpastes, plastic prostheses, metal objects (mouthpieces on wind instruments, pencils, pens);
- intolerance to certain foods;
- use of low-quality cosmetics.
Very often allergen is lipstick, so the disease usually occurs in women after 18 years.
Sometimes children with contact allergies on the lips get to the doctor. Later it turns out that the child was playing with his mother's lipstick and spread it on her lips.
It is also often observed an allergy to new plastic dentures. In some cases, an allergic reaction to toothpaste or powder is noted.
Another cause of allergic lesions of the lips may be a harmful occupational factor.
For example, working at a chemical plant, playing on wind instruments (contact with the metal part of the instrument).
Photo: Rash in the corners of the mouth
Allergies on the lips can be acute and chronic.
In addition, it is common to distinguish several types of allergic cheilitis:
- Exfoliative cheilitis. The disease occurs because of persistent stressor depression, violations of the endocrine system, weakened immunity, adverse heredity. In addition to redness and cracks, on the red edging of the lips there is peeling;
- contact allergic cheilitis. Usually occurs in adolescents after 14 years. It is accompanied by peeling of the skin around the lips, the appearance of wounds on the mucous membrane. Most often it is an allergic reaction to chemical irritants that are in water, toothpastes and prostheses, cosmetics and food;
- meteorological cheilitis. Occurs as a result of weather (wind,humidity, ultraviolet, cold) and radiation. It is marked by the appearance of hyperemia, infiltration of the lips, they dry up and become crusted. In the absence of proper treatment, it can be transformed into severe and intractable forms;
- glandular cheilitis. Characterized by the increase and chronicinflammation of the small salivary glands. The allergic reaction is aggravated by caries, periodontitis, and other diseases of the oral cavity. Most often this type of allergy occurs in adolescents. Causes of congestion can be congenital anomalies of the salivary glands, genetic predisposition, infections, chronic trauma, as well as disruption of mineral metabolism and hypovitaminosis;
- atopic cheilitis. Its symptoms are similar to those of atopicdermatosis and diffuse neurodermatitis. It is usually noted in people suffering from diseases of the digestive system, with malnutrition. In the cold season may exacerbate the disease;
- macroheilitis (Melkerson-Rosenthal syndrome). The causes most often are infections and heredity, and the violation of microcirculation of blood and lymph aggravate the process. The disease passes in a rather severe form; hypovitaminous cheilitis. There is inflammation of the red border, the corners of the lipsand language. Formed chronic cracks on the lips, which can appear when non-compliance with the rules of oral hygiene, the existence of bad habits (biting and licking lips). The disease usually occurs due to a lack of B vitamins, especially riboflavin, as well as retinol and thiamine.