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Acne Around The Mouth And Chin
I always get bad acne around my mouth and chin. What is the best way to get rid of irritating acne?
Sequence: Benzoyl peroxide is the best over-the-counter remedy; I've had success with adding prescribed topical Clindamycin and replacing benzoyl peroxide with a retinoic acid derivative if lots of blackheads. Next step if needed is a systemic antibiotic that's right for the person or the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can & wants to take it. Dermatologists have the big guns. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I have acne around my mouth and chin that is sensitive and won't go away and blackheads all over my face. I have red dots on the side of my mouth too.
Perioral dermatitis is a facial rash that causes bumps to develop around the mouth.
The condition is most commonly seen in young women (90% of cases), but it can affect men as well.
Treatment is with prescription oral antibiotics like Solodyn (minocycline) or Doryx and topicals like Ziana or Epiduo. ...Read more
How to clear acne around mouth and chin? I'm 21 years old. I've started dealing with acne around my mouth and on my chin. The ones around my mouth seem to be cystic acne and I've never had this before. The ones on my chin hurt, dry fast and crack and blee
Start with the basic: You should consider skin cleaning and topical otc agents. If that does not work wee a dermatologist. Options include topical antibiotics, oral antibiotics and pdt therapy. ...Read more
I get ingrown acne around the mouth. I can't see the head of it. It makes my lips swell and it ruins my whole day : (. Its been like this for many yrs?
I keep having bad acne just around my lips and below my nose. What could this be? History of acne, but at 27 now just around the mouth.
Perioral Dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis (pod) is a chronic papulopustular and eczematous facial dermatitis. It mostly occurs in women and children.The clinical and histologic features of the perioral dermatitis lesions resemble those of rosacea. Patients require systemic and/or topical treatment, an evaluation of the underlying factors, and reassurance. ...Read more
Hi, I'm just wondering, hoe can you tell the difference between acne and perioral dermatitis? I'm 18 years old and these red bumps around my mouth some look like small pimples. Also if it is perioral dermatitis, what's the best way to get rid of it? T
Need to be seen: Cannot guess without visual inspection at the least, see your doctor or dermatologist for management, good luck ...Read more
I was prescribed Taz for minor white heads around my mouth/chin. I'm on week 3 and now I have red acne and more white heads. What should I do?
My face breaks out mainly around my mouth and on my cheeks. The bumps are under the skin & hardly ever come to a head. What kind of acne could this be?
I have closed comedones and pimples all over my face. I'm a 24female. Could it be hormonal? But I heard hormonal acne only appear at mouth, chin, jawline
Treat it: All acne is actually hormonal. That stuff about the jawline is dubious at best. Why not get yourself a tube of retinoic acid and apply it to your face as tolerated? This would be my choice if it's a lot of comedones. Searching for a cause of acne is almost never productive. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add antibiotic / spironolactone. ...Read more
Hi, I have awful acne that is very sensitive and won't go away, I also have red spots on my chin and around my mouth, nothing works, what should I do?
Get it manged: You're using benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Stop the witch hazel. You're one of the 50% of young people who will need a physician's prescription-strength Rx. You're old enough to consent for the oral contraceptive pill, a topical or systemic antibiotic, spironolacton, or Isotretinoin should you require the latter medication. ...Read more
Does hormonal acne ever go away? Ways to prevent it? The only time I ever get acne is right before my time of the month. It is usually only one or two pimples. It is always in the same general area - chin/mouth and it is really frustrating how it always
I have acne close to my mouth, cheeks and chin. They come one by one then when I put Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) they cured but there is left marks on my face.?
I have a new persistent metallic taste in the back left of my mouth, & acne is appearing only on my chin. Is this likely a dental or hormonal problem?
Medications?: Certain medications have a metallic taste as a side effect. Without a complete medical history it is hard to tell. ...Read more
Hello! Around a year ago, some red pimples started appearing around my mouth, on my chin, forehead and around my nose. I'm 24 now and I never had acne?
It's possible: There are many possibilities. Try to wash your skin with a mild moisturizing soap 2 to 3 times daily. There are problems such as PCOS (a complex hormonal problem) that can cause this type of rash. If careful skin cleansing does not resolve the rash, see a primary care doctor or dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Should I continue using this product? Hi, I am using neutrogena oil free acne wash, for pimples that came up every so often around my hairline and mouth/chin area, mostly when my period came around. I have been using it for about 2 weeks now. At first, my
Yes. It sounds like this product is causing your skin to dry out and be more prone to outbreaks. You may even have a mild allergy to an active ingredient in the product that is contributing/causing these symptoms. Switch to a sensitive skin face wash. Also consult a dermatologist for medication options.
Best of luck. ...Read more
I have sensitive severe acne that is on my chin and around my mouth as well as red spots, benzoyl peroxide only makes it worse, what should I do?
See a dermatologist: You can be helped. You should be helped. See a PRO, that is a dermatologist. There are several treatments, often used in combinations. Call now. Acne is not your fault. It is not related to food, stress, hygiene. It is a matter of genetics and hormones. Your whole life will open up as your face heals. ...Read more
I have had same cluster of bumps (pimples) on my chin/corner of mouth for 10months. I'm on doxycycline and use benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)...What can it be besides acne?
Perioral Acne: The treatment you are using seems appropriate. Call your dermatologist for tweeking, if need be. ...Read more