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Hawthorne, NY
A 22-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to cope with peri oral dermatitis?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Warren
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Diet and creams: you can use some mild steroid creams OTC for your face sometimes you need a good multi vitamin and mineral supplement especially zinc Keep it clean and do not lick you corners of your mouth with your tongue Sometimes it is a yeast which needs a antifungal cream or lotion If no help see your provider
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Dermatitis: If simple OTC remedies don't improve, like Aquaphor, etc, then i would try a cortisone cream 2x/day for a week to see if it improves.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Several: Hormonal changes are considered the likely basis for this problem and thus sometimes BCP may be used. Low-dose antibiotic or topical antibiotic/benzo peroxide etc have also been used depending on the individual's response.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Perioral dermatitis: is a very common condition caused by application of the steroid cream. The treatment consists of stop using irritants on the face, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory creams. Ask your PCP for more information.

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