Mouth rashes, as well as any kind of the rash, are usually very distressing and annoying conditions. In the majority of cases, mouth rashes appear suddenly and when the skin undergoes certain changes in color, texture and look, it is considered to be rash. The most obvious signs of rashes are redness and swelling of the skin, as well as pain. Rashes can occur only on one specific body area, or all over the body, but mouth rashes appear in the area around mouth. They can appear in children, as well as in adults
Causes of mouth rashes in adults
Mouth rashes can be caused by certain conditions, but three main reasons that are responsible for the occurrence of the rashes in the area around the mouth are perioral dermatitis, eczema and hives.Perioral dermatitis is the medical term for the condition that usually affects women. The main symptoms of perioral dermatitis are tiny red bumps that are grouped around the mouth, but in the majority of cases, the rashes expand to the chin and the cheeks. Furthermore, this condition usually affects those people with oily facial skin. After some period of time, the skin becomes dry and flaky. Perioral dermatitis is usually caused by applying certain lotions and creams with strong chemicals.Another cause for the occurrence of mouth rashes is eczema, which is a medical condition that causes inflammation of the skin. In most cases, the main causes for the outbreak of eczema are stress, chemicals and hot or cold weather. The most common symptoms of this condition are mouth rashes and rashes all over the face, hands, knee and feet. Moreover, swelling, redness and itching are also accompanied signs of eczema.Hives are usually triggered by certain allergies and stress.Angioedema is a condition that causes the outbreak of rashes on the lips. The common symptoms that usually appear in such cases are bumps that are itchy, abdominal pain, swelling of the mouth and eyes, and difficulty in breathing.
Causes of mouth rashes in children
Mouth rashes usually appear in children because of the constant drooling and because of the pacifiers that children typically suck or bite. Moreover, children tend to smear while eating and when the smears are not cleaned well, they may cause the occurrence of mouth rashes. Impetigo is a bacterial infection that usually affects children and the main symptoms are red bumps with brown crust. These bumps often appear on the nose and mouth. Coxsackie virus can also be one of the causes for the appearance of mouth rashes in children.