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

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

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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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Will my perioral dermatitis only get worse if the fluoride toothpaste gets on my face or just from brushing with it?

Will my perioral dermatitis only get worse if the fluoride toothpaste gets on my face or just from brushing with it?

Yes, it will: Perioral dermatitis is a common skin rash that mainly affects young women and fluoride toothpaste has been suggested as a possible trigger. Change your toothpaste. ...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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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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After using toothpaste I brush a second time with cinnamon powder. Gums became sore and mouth hurt. Could cinnamon cause oral issues? Antibacterial.

After using toothpaste I brush a second time with cinnamon powder. Gums became sore and mouth hurt. Could cinnamon cause oral issues? Antibacterial.

Cinnamon: Cinnamon can be very irritating to the soft tissues of the mouth. If you want to use something antibacterial, use one of the name brand antiseptic mouthwashes preferably one that is alcohol free. Read the ingredients. Look for one with as few ingredients as possible. ...Read more

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Does dermatitis cause anything really bad if untreated?

Does dermatitis cause anything really bad if untreated?

Possible: Dermatitis (another name for eczema) is not inherently dangerous, but it tends to itch, which makes it miserable. Constant scratching leads to infection (impetigo), bleeding, and scarring. Since most types of dermatitis can be easily controlled by a dermatologist, it makes no sense to take those risks by leaving the condition untreated. ...Read more

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What causes eczema or dermatitis?

Genetics allergies: People inherit the tendency toward allergic conditions as eczema. You have dry sensitive skin which loses water. Barrier creams such as eletone and hylatopic can be helpful in treating the condition. ...Read more

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Do allergies cause some dermatitis?

Yes: You will probably need to see your dermatologist and a allergist to have this treated. ...Read more

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What can cause nummular dermatitis?

Numular eczema: Nummular ("coin-shaped") eczema (dermatitis) is just a variation on chronic eczema in which you get scattered patches of eczema 1-2" in diameter. They usually respond much better to steroid creams that the diffuse type of eczema. Symptoms are reddening and scaling of the skin and itch. ...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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Can contact dermatitis cause scarring?

Can contact dermatitis cause scarring?

Yes: But over time it may lighten if the irritant is removed. ...Read more

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How is dermatitis herpetiformis caused?

How is dermatitis herpetiformis caused?

Gluten: Dermatitis herpetiformis is related to gluten. Dh can be diagnosed with skin biopsy. Blood tests may also help. Complete elimination of gluten will make the condition go away. ...Read more

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What causes cosmetic contact dermatitis?

Allergy: When you are allergic to one of the ingredients of the cosmetic in question, you will develop contact dermatitis. Unfortunately it is frequently difficult to identify the specific ingredient that is causing the problem, since cosmetic companies often keep their formulas secret. A dermatologist can help you do it, though, with patch testing. ...Read more

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What can cause dermatitis herpetiformis?

What can cause dermatitis herpetiformis?

Unknown: The cause of dermatitis herpetiformis is unknown. However, there is a strong link to celiac sprue disease (gluten insensitivity). One of the recommended treatments for dermatitis herpetiformis is a gluten-free diet, which may allow the patient to avoid medications. ...Read more

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Dermatitis seborrheic cause hairloss, what to do?

Dermatitis: Dermatitis can result in hair loss if the head is involved in the dermatitis. I would strongly recommend you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes seborrhoeic dermatitis and how can I cure it?

What causes seborrhoeic dermatitis and how can I cure it?

Not curable: Its controllable, not curable. Cause is unknown but is is aggrevated by a yeast that lives in the skin. Treatments are medications that inhhibit the yeast (zinc based usually) or steroid type meds that suppress the inflammation. ...Read more

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How I can treat my daughters dermatitis caused by dribbling?

How I can treat my daughters dermatitis caused by dribbling?

Varies: As a father, who've had two kids with same problem, I can tell you no matter what you do, they will turn out fine as soon as they stop dribbling and get little older--just gives the parent heartache the meantime. One child we faithfully used Hydrocortisone and lotion daily. Second child we kept it as dry as we could, occasionally used Hydrocortisone and lotion. They both turned out okay. ...Read more

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Can toothache be caused due to excessive use of floride based toothpaste?

Can toothache be caused due to excessive use of floride based toothpaste?

Likely no: It really depends on "excessive." brushing twice daily is good. Brusing 3 times a day (after lunch) is great. Anything beyond that is probably "excessive" and not necessary. Flouride in the concentration of toothpaste is safe as long as you are not swallowing it. If you are having tooth ache related to "excessive use, " I would presume you are brushing too hard and causing abrasions - see a dentist. ...Read more

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How can I grow back eyebrows that fell out cause of seborreic dermatitis?

How can I grow back eyebrows that fell out cause of seborreic dermatitis?

Treat the problem: Treat the autoimmune problem, or get the real diagnosis and treat that. ...Read more

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What are the most common substances that cause allergic contact dermatitis?

Poison ivy, nickel.: Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac
other plants
nickel or other metals
medications
antibiotics, especially those applied to the surface of the skin (topical)
topical anesthetics
other medications
rubber or latex
cosmetics
fabrics and clothing
detergents
solvents
adhesives
fragrances, perfumes
other chemicals and substance. ...Read more

Dermatitis (Definition)

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


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Rash (Definition)

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