Q. What could be the reason for having a pale spot on my upper lip?

Answered by
Dr. Shanza Ikram
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 20, 2019

Hello doctor,

Why do I have a pale spot on my upper lip?

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatology
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Hello,

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In my opinion, there are two main causes for this pale spot.

1. Post-inflammatory depigmentation. It means that it is normal skin response to any trauma like a previous burn or vesicle or itching to heal either with hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation. In your case, it is hypopigmentation. This does not require any treatment. It could be permanent.

2. Vitiligo. It could be spontaneous or autoimmune. Please apply Hydrocortisone cream two times a day for seven days.


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Thank you doctor,

Is it fine to apply Hydrocortisone creme even though I work in the sun 10 hours a day?

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, it is fine to apply Hydrocortisone cream on the affected area even if you work in the sun. If you work in the sun then please regularly use sunblock 20 minutes before going outdoor and apply two to three times a day as sunblock get wasted and washed away with sweating. Apply Hydrocortisone in the morning and the evening. After 15 to 20 minutes of the application, then apply sunscreen.


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