Facts about Perioral Dermatitis
It’s common for your face to experience a little redness or a blemish every now and then, but if you have any of the following symptoms, it might be time to see a dermatologist. Tiny red bumps or papules around the nose, chin or mouth, an uncomfortable burning sensation, flaking skin and general redness are all signs of perioral dermatitis or PD. While itching is not a common symptom, sometimes the dry skin can cause itch as well.
Affecting mostly young women, this condition’s direct causes are unknown, but it can be partly blamed on using skin creams that contain steroids. A board certified dermatologist can diagnose perioral dermatitis by examining your skin or possibly doing a bacterial test to rule out infection.
Since skin creams containing steroids can cause flare ups of the condition, these are not often used to treat it. Alternately, other topical medications or in severe cases, oral antibiotics might be used as forms of treatment. Perioral dermatitis can often require lengthy treatments, so if you are experiencing something you suspect might be PD, contact a member of our team here at Knoxville Dermatology Group as a soon as possible.
Are you experiencing redness or some of the other signs of perioral dermatitis? Skin health should be taken seriously, but we’re here to help. Schedule an appointment today with one of our board certified physicians to get your skin the care it needs so it can reach its fullest, healthiest potential.
Contact Knoxville Dermatology Group at 865.690.9467.