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Doctor insights on: Cream For Perioral Dermatitis

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Can I use ponds cold cream for perioral dermatitis? Or what should I use to wash and moisturize?

Can I use ponds cold cream for perioral dermatitis? Or what should I use to wash and moisturize?

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

Dr. Duane Gels
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Perioral Dermatitis (Definition)

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


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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!

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!

Hard to say: Since differin (adapalene) can irritate the skin, the only way to tell is to stop it for a few weeks and see what happens. If the rash does not itch, it is not an allergic contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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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...

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

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Can metrogel (0.75%) and clotrimazole (together) cure perioral dermatitis? Mild case, cleared up in 4 weeks, but keeps coming back (whilst on creams)

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

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I was diagnosed with Perioral Dermatitis and prescribed Doxycycline 100mg 2X a day. No topical cream, wash with clear water. Day 3 no improvement.

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

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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?

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

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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? .

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? .

Could be allergic: The proximity with when you used the cream would indicate an allergic rash. Try an over the counter antihistamine, and if you develop swelling or trouble breathing at any time, call your doctor or go to the ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Otc suggestions for perioral dermatitis?

Otc suggestions for perioral dermatitis?

Cortisone cream: Topical cortisone cream, sulfacetamide or sulfa products, anti fungal cream such as Clotrimazole or ketoconazole are all helpful. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of perioral dermatitis?

What are symptoms of 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

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I have perioral dermatitis what should I do?

I have perioral dermatitis what should I do?

Perioral Dermatitis: This condition is best treated with a prolonged tapering dose of antibiotics. You need to see your doctor or a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Does flagyll clear up perioral dermatitis?

No: Dermatitis is an inflammation and not an infection. Topical steroids ointments treat dermatitis, not flagyl, which is an antibiotic particularly geared toward anaerobic infections. ...Read more

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Perioral dermatitis - how fast does doxycyline work?

Perioral dermatitis - how fast does doxycyline work?

Depends: If it is an infection then the Doxycycline might be of benefit, but it might not target the specific bacteria on the skin. If it is simply an irritant or allergic reaction, then Doxycycline will have no effect. ...Read more

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Could untreated Perioral Dermatitis for 8 months cause thinning and less elastic skin? If yes will it ever bounce back to normal?

Could untreated Perioral Dermatitis for 8 months cause thinning and less elastic skin? If yes will it ever bounce back to normal?

YES: AND YES at age 25 the skin can pretty much "bounce back" to any TEMPORARY loss of elasticity such as a simple dermatitis without scarring!

Hope this is helpful
Dr z ...Read more

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What can cause perioral dermatitis?

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

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How can one treat perioral dermatitis?

DERMATITIS: Most frequent cause of perioral dermatitis is contact dermatitis. Example you love to drink liquids with food coloring and you can be allergic to the dye, then itchy rash develops. Simply apply steroid cream at least 2x/day. ...Read more

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What should I do about perioral dermatitis?

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

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How will perioral dermatitis affect the body?

The skin is: The largest organ in the body. A breach in its integrity can lead to a more invasive and serious infection, i.e., flesh eating bacteria. These can be of viral or bacterial origin, and the former can lead to postinfectious issues like heart and kidney disease. ...Read more

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What will increases my risk for perioral dermatitis?

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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What is the appearance of perioral dermatitis?? And how does it develop?

What is the appearance of perioral dermatitis?? And how does it develop?

See description: Perioral dermatitis is tiny pin head sized rash around your mouth. This rash is pretty much similar to acne and rosacea. They all have some similarities. Usually there are clogging of hair roots by dead skin cells and they get infected with bacteria. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more