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Is Perioral Dermatitis Contagious
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
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.
I doubt it: I don't know a lot about his but I doubt that the shampoo would penetrate to the follicle.
How to tell?: Seek examination with your doctor or dermatologist...
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"?
It's still a: Dermatitis. Peri oral means around the mouth, not specifically what triggers it or the cause.
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.
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.
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.
DERMATITIS: Perioral dermatitis are itchy lesions around the mouth and responds easilly to corticosteroid rx.
Dermatitis: Consult a dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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