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Perioral Dermatitis: Everything To Kno


Perioral dermatitis is an inflammation around the mouth. It’s a common inflammatory skin rash.

The condition is most commonly seen in young women (90% of cases), but it can affect men as well. [1]

- Commonly in women between the ages of 16 to 45 years
- Can be seen in all ages, races, and ethnicities
- Occurs after prolonged use of topical steroid creams and nasal sprays containing corticosteroids
- Requires visual examination of the skin, skin culture test, skin biopsy

Perioral dermatitis is a type of skin condition that can last up to weeks and even months. A common skin problem, but people respond well to proper medication. It’s a non-contagious facial rash appearing around the mouth. Occasionally, the rash may shift to areas around the eyes, nose, or genitals.



Often, the rashes resemble acne. They appears around the mouth and sometimes in the folds around the nose. Rashes may contain pus or fluids.

People may experience:
Redness, burning, and itching.


Self-care: Stop using topical steroid creams or nasal sprays containing steroids. Use mild soaps. Discontinue using heavy skin creams and fluoridated toothpaste.

Medications: Topical antibiotic medications and immunosuppressive creams are prescribed together with topical acne medications and oral antibiotics.

Specialists: For other kinds, consult a physician or a gynecologist. At mfine we’re here to help you with different areas of health issues, come on board for a holistic treatment program.

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