A 19-year-old female asked:
how can you tell the difference between perioral dermatitis and herpes around the mouth?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Wong Moon answered
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Lotion: Dermatitis usual resolves with lotion. Herpetic lesions usual recur in the same region and does not improve with lotion. Herpes lesions improve with antiviral medication.
Answered on Jul 5, 2018
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