Perioral Dermatitis

Symptoms of Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral dermatitis patients have rashes or bumps around the mouth and lower nose area as well as sometimes the forehead and eyes.

When perioral dermatitis affects the eyes, this is called periocular dermatitis.

Patients without perioral treatment have reported a burning sensation, especially around the mouth.

Perioral dermatitis is very common in adult women, but can occur in men as well as children.


Causes of Perioral Dermatitis

The exact cause of perioral dermatitis is not truly understood yet, but patients who have oily skin are at greater risk of getting perioral dermatitis.

Some research has suggested that perioral dermatitis could be linked to proliferating bacteria in the hair follicles.


Treatments for Perioral Dermatitis

  1. Dermatitis-Ltd III can help by reducing the papules and pimple rash, the redness and reduce the itching that is involved.
  2. Use a sensitive soap like: Neutrogena (the transparent facial bar) "dry skin formula - fragrance free" or Dove 'Sensitive Skin Unscented Beauty Bar'. Wash your face at least twice a day. To remove any oil from the skin
  3. We also recommend the use of Jojoba oil as a replacement to any of the other lotions you may be currently using. This can help reduce the burning sensation as well and the provide the skin with a soothing layer of protection.