Perioral dermatitis

Overview

The exact cause of perioral dermatitis is unknown. Misuse of steroid creams may play a role.

Symptoms

Small, red, pus-filled bumps and mild peeling of the skin around the mouth are symptoms. The condition can also affect the skin around the nose, cheeks, and eyes.

Treatments

A combination of self-care steps and medications, including topical agents, can help treat perioral dermatitis.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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