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Cream For Perioral Dermatitis
Depends: Perioral dermatitis can be allergic, infectious, fungal, or just irritative. The treatment, therefore, depends on the cause. Cracked, dry lips (especially at the angles) can often be helped with vaseline alone. Allergic or irritative can usually be treated with a short course of steroid cream. If red, blistered, draining, or crusting, you should see a doctor for recommendations. ...Read more
A condition characterized by the development of a rash of small red bumps in the area surrounding the mouth, most commonly found in young women. The cause of this condition is not well understood but it is believed to be related to the use of steroid creams ...Read more
Still hoping this rash is contact dermatitis. It has faded a bit but is still there. Could differin (adapalene) cream cause perioral dermatitis? Hopefully not!
If I have rosacea or perioral dermatitis, haven't been diagnosed, my doctor has given me fucibet cream to use for 7-10 days, but then it comes back...
Rosacea and steroids: Steroids like those in fucibet can make rosacea significantly worse. When you apply a steroid cream to the skin, it constricts blood vessels for several hours making rosacea appear better temporarily. Over time these blood vessels dilate even more with topical steroids. Also steroids increase numbers of demodex mites in hair follicles also worsening rosacea. ...Read more
Can metrogel (0.75%) and clotrimazole (together) cure perioral dermatitis? Mild case, cleared up in 4 weeks, but keeps coming back (whilst on creams)
Sometimes you can: Only control, but not cure, perioral dermatitis. The cause (s) need to be addressed. In your case Irritation from shaving, shaving creams or aftershave products may be contributing to it. Use hypoallergenic products & a fresh razor blade or switch to an electric razor. Use mild, unscented soap to wash your face. Steroid creams can help but should be used sparingly & briefly. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more
I was diagnosed with Perioral Dermatitis and prescribed Doxycycline 100mg 2X a day. No topical cream, wash with clear water. Day 3 no improvement.
Perioral dermatitis: Is a none specific diagnosis hence etiology of the cause may not be obvious to the treating physician. That said it may be okay to give it a few more days if still no improvement notify treating physician or seek a second opinion ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with perioral dermatitis on my chin. I've been on metronidazole cream for 2 weeks but it's not better yet. Is this normal?
Dermatitis: If you have been on treatment for 2 wks without an effect either the diagnosis or the treatment is incorrect. See a dermatologist. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
After applying a cream which I used to apply. I found red rash with papules under my mouth & chin. Is that an allergic rash or perioral dermatitis? .
I find a red rash under my mouth, I m not sure is it dt. Applying a cream or not but how to differentiate if it's allergic rash or perioral dermatitis?
Perioral dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis (pod) is a chronic papulopustular and eczematous facial dermatitis mainly around the mouth. It mostly occurs in women, although a distinct papular variant occurs in 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
How to tell?: Seek examination with your doctor or dermatologist... ...Read more
Can perioral dermatitis have psycological causes? Does the psycological effect worsen the condition?
Could untreated Perioral Dermatitis for 8 months cause thinning and less elastic skin? If yes will it ever bounce back to normal?
Hello, I've been diagnosed with perioral dermatitis. I'm inclining to say that its maybe folliculitis because it only resurfaces after a "bad shave"?
Not clear.: The exact cause of perioral dermatitis is not known. However, it may appear after strong topical steroid creams are applied to the face to treat other conditions. (strong topical steroids should never be applied to the face.) the Fluoride in toothpaste is sometimes blamed, but I think it is rarely (if ever) the cause. ...Read more
Perioral dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis is a relative of rosacea. It occurs most commonly around the mouth, but can also be around the nose or eyes as well. Because it can be dry or flaky, it is often treated as eczema with topical steroids or heavy moisturizers which make it worse. It is treated with oral antibiotics and topical rosacea medications. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more
No topical steroids: The exact cause of perioral dermatitis is not known. However, it may appear after strong topical steroid creams are applied to the face to treat other conditions. (strong topical steroids should never be applied to the face.) the Fluoride in toothpaste is sometimes blamed, but I think it is rarely (if ever) the cause. ...Read more
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I've been diagnosed about a year ago with perioral dermatitis. Is this right? Http://i39.Tinypic. Com/2e666ns. Jpg
Peri oral dermatitis: I would suggest you get another opinion. Call your doctor for a referral to another dermatologist. ...Read more
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