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Perioral dermatitis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 L71.0
ICD-9 695.3
DiseasesDB 31371
MedlinePlus 001455
eMedicine derm/321
MeSH D019557

Perioral dermatitis, a condition related to acne vulgaris, consists of red papules that may appear microvesicular that typically affect the nasolabial folds (around the nostrils), perioral area (around the mouth) or perioccular area (around the eyes). It usually affects women between the ages of 20 and 45. It is not uncommon, and has a tendency to recurrence in individuals who have had it once.

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Causes

It is commonly caused by the use of fluorinated topical glucocorticoid steroids to this area, although it can have many other causes, including fluoride toothpastes or simply continual irritation. It is exacerbated by cosmetics, soaps, facial washes and steroid creams so use of these things on the affected area is not advisable.

Treatment

It is treated in a similar manner to acne vulgaris with tetracycline antibiotics or erythromycin but without the use of topical steroids. Also, a commonly successful natural remedy is medicinal Manuka Honey (from Leptospermum scoparium plant), and apple cider vinegar has had some positive results.

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