What Is Perioral Dermatitis?

Q:
What is perioral dermatitis?

A:
Perioral dermatitis is a facial rash which causes bumps around the mouth, eyes, noses or forehead. Ninety percent of people with perioral dermatitis are young women. However, it can also appear on men.

People with perioral dermatitis may have following symptoms:

  • Scaly and red bumps.
  • Burning.
  • Slight itching.
  • Fluid discharge.

Perioral dermatitis can last for weeks or even months. It may disappear and reappear without the right treatment. Therefore, if you find that you have symptoms above, you had better consult your doctor. He or she will find a treatment based on how serious your perioral dermatitis is.

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