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Perioral Dermatitis

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What is Perioral Dermatitis?

Perioral dermatitis presents with small red bumps and mild peeling that can occur around the mouth, nose, and eyes (less commonly). This condition can be somewhat itchy or cause a burning sensation.

The routine use of certain cosmetics, moisturizers and fluorinated products may be a cause or potentially exacerbate this condition. Hormones, sunlight and stress may aggravate the situation. The cause of this condition is not fully understood.

The eruption can persist for months and relapses are common.

If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, skin cancer surgery, medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina metro area, click here to request an appointment with Dr. Timothy Woodall, Dr. Richard White, or Ms. Kristin Berka. Or you can call our office, The Palmetto Skin & Laser Center, at (803) 329-6030 to schedule your appointment.