Perioral Dermatitis Treatment Options
Perioral dermititis is a skin rash that appears around the mouth. The definition of peroiral is “around mouth”, and dermatitis is “inflammation of the skin”. It’s unclear what causes it, but links have been made to it occurring primarily to woman in their 20’s and 30’s. While perioral dermititis is sometimes itchy, it doesn’t cause any painful effects, other than the uncomfortable way it makes skin appear. If you suffer from this condition, there are at home remedies you can do to help treat periral dermatitis.
Start off by washing your face with warm water only. Don’t use any soaps or cleansers when the rash is present. When you wash, gently splash your face and avoid rubbing or brushing up against the bumps.
Avoid putting anything on your face. Makeup and moisturizers and heavy sunscreens will make the flare up worse, preventing it from healing.
Expose your face to sun. Sun can help perioral dermatitis. Be sure to apply sunscreen to the parts of your face that isn’t affected. Only get 10 minutes of sun at a time, to protect from sun damage. Treat your face regularly with short sun treatments.
Keep away from strong cortisone creams. They can appear to help the condition, but in the long run will make it much worse. To help with redness and itching, a mild .5 % hydrocortisone cream can be used and it won’t worsen the condition.
See a dermatologist. A dermatologist can prescribe antibiotics that will help control and treat perioral dermatitis. Use a combination of these methods to keep your skin clear and free from this rash.