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Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral Dermatitis: Everything To Kno

About:

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.

Symptoms:

Self-diagnosable:

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.

Treatment:

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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