What Is the Cause of Perioral Dermatitis?

Q:
What is the cause of perioral dermatitis?

A:
The exact cause of perioral dermatitis is unknown. It can occur after using strong steroids on the skin. Nasal spray may also cause it.

Following factors can also cause perioral dermatitis:

  • Bacterial or fungal infections.
  • Constant drooling.
  • Fluorinated toothpaste.
  • Oral contraceptives.
  • Rosacea.
  • Some ingredients in cosmetics.
  • Heavy skin creams that contain petrolatum or a paraffin base.

You had better consult your doctor to find the possible cause of your perioral dermatitis. Your doctor can often diagnose your perioral dermatitis with a visual exam or a skin culture test.

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