What can you not do with perioral dermatitis?

Avoid topical steroids and face creams. See your healthcare provider as soon as possible after you notice symptoms of a rash around your mouth, especially if the rash causes itchiness and burning. After the rash is gone, only use a mild soap (fragrance-free) or soap substitute when you wash.

What aggravates perioral dermatitis?

Flare-ups of perioral dermatitis can be caused by topical and inhaled steroids, cosmetics, and heavy moisturizers. Other triggers can include certain kinds of toothpaste, sunblock, and birth control pills.

Can you workout with perioral dermatitis?

Avoid strenuous physical exercise until the skin heals.

How do you calm a perioral dermatitis flare up?

How do dermatologists treat perioral dermatitis?

  1. Stop applying all corticosteroids, including hydrocortisone cream, to your skin.
  2. Take an antibiotic, such as tetracycline or erythromycin.
  3. Change your skin care routine.

What can I put on my face for perioral dermatitis?

The topical treatments most often recommended for perioral dermatitis include:

  • Metronidazole cream or gel.
  • Clindamycin lotion or gel.
  • Erythromycin gel.
  • Topical sulfur preparations.
  • Azelaic acid gel.
  • Tacrolimus ointment.
  • Pimecrolimus cream.

What foods make perioral dermatitis worse?

Alcohol, spicy foods, and chocolate have been linked to exacerbation of erythemogenic and papulopustular rosacea.

How long does perioral dermatitis flare up last?

Sometimes there is mild itching or burning. How long does it last? If not treated, perioral dermatitis may last for months to years. Even if treated, the condition may recur several times, but usually the disorder does not return after successful treatment.

Does sweat make dermatitis worse?

When we get hot and sweaty, the moisture evaporates, cooling us down. As the sweat evaporates, the skin dries out and is left with a salty residue that can irritate eczema skin and bring on the itch.

Does sweat make contact dermatitis worse?

Sweating increases dermatitis in nickel-sensitive people as well. Items containing nickel can cause an itchy, prickly sensation within 15 to 20 minutes after touching sweaty skin.

Will perioral dermatitis clear on its own?

Perioral dermatitis often clears up on its own a few weeks after a person stops using topical steroids, but medical treatment may still be necessary. Using fragrance-free products helps avoid irritating the skin while it heals.

What is the fastest way to cure perioral dermatitis?

It’s common to be prescribed anywhere from eight to 12 weeks of daily antibiotics, and those antibiotics sometimes come with their own side effects, including stomach irritation and yeast infections. But for more severe cases, oral antibiotics tend to be the most surefire way to cure perioral dermatitis fast.

Why is my perioral dermatitis spreading?

One of the most common factors is prolonged use of topical steroid creams and inhaled prescription steroid sprays used in the nose and the mouth. Overuse of heavy face creams and moisturizers are another common cause. Other causes include skin irritations, fluorinated toothpastes, and rosacea.

Can you put moisturizer on perioral dermatitis?

In general, you want to avoid lots of oils and heavy moisturizers on skin inflamed with Perioral Dermatitis, so you won’t find any oil-based products in this category in our beauty store, except for Osmia’s Nectar, which Sarah has said has worked fine for her skin.

Is Cetaphil good for perioral dermatitis?

Washing your face is an important way to remove dirt and oil, even if you have perioral dermatitis. The key is to use a gentle cleanser designed for sensitive skin. Brand-name options include Dove, CeraVe, and Cetaphil cleansers.

Is Aloe Vera good for perioral dermatitis?

Is Aloe vera safe to use for perioral dermatitis? Although there are just a few studies to back this up, the answer is yes! Its proven action on other forms of dermatitis (eczema, contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis) suggests that aloe vera has the same effect on perioral dermatitis.