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What about sulfa products for the treatmemt of perioral dermatitis and in what formulation?

What about sulfa products for the treatmemt of perioral dermatitis and in what formulation?

If it's an infection: ...it might help. Impetigo often occurs around the lips or mouth. If it's an allergic reaction or irritation, then a mild cortisone cream might help. If it's a cold sore, an antiviral like acyclovir might work. Perioral rashes or sores can be caused by vitamin deficiency but, if you have a healthy diet, that's unlikely. Hope this helps. Dr. Anne 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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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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What can cause perioral dermatitis?

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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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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What will increases my risk for perioral dermatitis?

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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How can perioral dermatitis be prevented?

How can perioral dermatitis be prevented?

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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My friend has a few red rash around his face. Could this be perioral dermatitis or rasacea?

Rash: These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. Read more

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What do you suggest if my friend has a few red rash around his face. Is it perioral dermatitis or rasacea?

What do you suggest if my friend has a few red rash around his face. Is it perioral dermatitis or rasacea?

Sorry: Impossible to answer correctly since there are many types of red rashes that may appear on the face. I recommend seeing a doctor or dermatologist. 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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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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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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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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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