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What is the best way to cope with peri oral dermatitis?

What is the best way to cope with peri oral dermatitis?

Perioral dermatitis: is a very common condition caused by application of the steroid cream. The treatment consists of stop using irritants on the face, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory creams. Ask your PCP for more information. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What is the best remedy for peri oral dermatitis ?

What is the best remedy for peri oral dermatitis ?

Depends: It depends on the cause. Peri-oral lesions are a common manifestation of deficiency of B vitamins. It would be prudent to consult your doctor; in the meantime, you may try over the counter B complex vitamins. ...Read more

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Why does fluorinated toothpaste cause peri oral dermatitis?

Why does fluorinated toothpaste cause peri oral dermatitis?

Possibly an allergy: Potentially there could be any number of things in the toothpaste causing an allergic reaction. One way to figure it out would be to use something like baking soda until things clear up, then add things back to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC treatment for peri oral dermatitis?

What's the best OTC treatment for peri oral dermatitis?

Aquaphor : It depends on what kind of dermatitis you have. Most of cases, it is due to the dryness. You can try otc aquaphor ointment first and hydrocortosone 1 % ointment when the dermatitis does not get better with aquaphore. ...Read more

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What is the best at home or otc treatment for peri oral dermatitis?

What is the best at home or otc treatment for peri oral dermatitis?

Prescription: none otc I can think of. Do not use steroid creams because in the end it will make it worse. Some have had success with low dose doxycycline, but that is prescription. ...Read more

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Hi, Is peri oral dermatitis contagious? I have been started on lymecycline, when can I expect to see results of my symptoms disappearing? Georgi

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Is peri oral dermatitis contagious? 

I have been started on lymecycline, when can I expect to see results of my symptoms disappearing? 

Georgi

Depends on cause: Perioral dermatitis means irritation of the skin by the mouth. By itself it is not contagious. However, there are many causes for dermatitis, some of which are infectious in nature. So what is the cause of the dermatitis in your case? Do you have a diagnosis of the cause? While limecycline is an antibiotic, it is also used to treat skin diseases like acne, so that is not enough to answer ur questi ...Read more

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For the treatment of peri oral dermatitis, is sulfacetamide sulfur effective?

For the treatment of peri oral dermatitis, is sulfacetamide sulfur effective?

No: See your doctor for the correct medication and avoid exposing yourself to creams that can cause more allergic responses. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter facial cleanser & moisturizer for peri oral dermatitis ? Thanks.

What is the best over-the-counter facial cleanser & moisturizer for peri oral dermatitis ? Thanks.

Cetaphil: The product line includes gentle cleansers and moisturizers, and is widely available. More importantly look into the cause of the perioral dermatitis. Avoid whitening toothpastes and dental products. Steroids- including topical, nasal and oral inhalors- can also cause this condition. See link: http://www.aocd.org/?page=PerioralDermatitis ...Read more

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Peri-oral dermatitis:was on the antibiotic tetracycline.I'm 15 weeks pregnant- broke out again.Is there anything safe for me to take besides creams?

No: When dealing with the subject of medications and pregnancy the benefit of therapy should clearly outweigh the risk of taking a medication. Ask your physician if your perioral dermatitis is severe enough to meet this standard. ...Read more

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Dermatitis (Definition)

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