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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
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
No: See your doctor for the correct medication and avoid exposing yourself to creams that can cause more allergic responses. ...Read more
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
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?
Not specific enough: "dermatitis" just means "inflammation of the skin". In other words, pretty much every rash is a "dermatitis". Without a more specific idea of what is going on, it is impossible to recommend treatment. Even if you are using "dermatitis" as a synonym for "eczema" (as some do), the possibilities are still too broad, since there are so many different kinds of eczema. ...Read more
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers