Perioral Dermatitis Chicago
What is Perioral Dermatitis?
Perioral dermatitis is a condition in which there is irritation or redness around the mouth area. Symptoms can include small, red, pus-filled bumps and mild peeling of the skin around the mouth. It may be itchy and resemble acne.
What causes Perioral Dermatitis?
While doctors aren’t certain what causes the disease, they believe it could be cause by misuse of steroid creams. Certain ingredients in cosmetics are also believed to cause perioral dermatitis.
How can I treat Perioral Dermatitis?
Perioral dermatitis can often be treated by a combination of prescription antibiotics and topical products. It is also important to monitor product use and triggers, and keep the area moisturized.