The condition is most commonly seen in young women (90% of cases), but it can affect men as well.
What Causes Perioral Dermatitis?
The exact cause of perioral dermatitis is not known. However, it may appear after topical steroid creams are applied to the face to treat other conditions.
What Are the Symptoms of Perioral Dermatitis?
The condition usually is characterized by an uncomfortable burning sensation around the mouth.
How Is Perioral Dermatitis Diagnosed?
A doctor is likely to diagnose perioral dermatitis based on the skin's appearance. No tests are usually done. In some cases, a culture for bacteria may be needed to eliminate the possibility of infection.
How Is Perioral Dermatitis Treated?
Oral or topical antibiotics or a combination of them, used as an anti-inflammatory drug, for 6 to 12 weeks may also be prescribed.