Peri-oral Dermatitis and Rosacea
Rosacea rash or pimples 'around the mouth' is a fairly frequent occurrence known as peri-oral dermatitis while dermatitis is a general term for inflammation of the skin of any portion of the body. The use of oil based foundations that are difficult to remove along with toothpaste with fluorine and or tartar control are the most common irritant of the skin 'around the mouth'.
Younger women are most commonly affected by perioral dermatitis. The lips nor inner mouth are never affected as the skin tougher and is regenerated much quicker. Very often the patient thinks of perioral dermatitis as acne that just never comes to a head or condone. Occasionally men and young children are affected but less rare.
First, stop your current toothpaste and change to one without the tartar or fluorine as an ingredient. Or you may use Arm & Hammer bicarbonate of soda for 30 days as a nice change which will allow the skin to heal. Or helpful to many is Rosacea-Ltd IV which eases and heals perioral dermatitis Rosacea-Ltd IV has a wonderful product for rosacea as well as perioral dermatitis.
Peri-oral Dermatitis is an elevated lesion that looks much like a large acne pimple that never heads and heals very slowly over several weeks but with more lesions popping up after others lesions heal. While peri-oral dermatitis co-exist with acne, likewise, it is common for rosacea patients. Skin does not flake like seborrheic dermatitis but just an aggravated elevated acne looking bump that is not a pustule with a bacterial component.
Those patients with peri-oral dermatitis most often have oily skin like those with seborrheic dermatitis.
Peri-oral dermatitis symptoms have some involved factors that can be easily changed to aid the healing process:
- Avoid harsh soaps. Use a gentle cleaning soap such as the moisturizing Dove or Neutrogena 'bar soaps as so very often the liquid soaps have alcohols or other more aggressive agents for cleaning the skin.
- Please always be gentle and avoid scrubbing or over cleaning your skin.
- Avoid using facial creams of any type and especially those that are anti-wrinkle or those that have any similar names such as a 'renovating cream or soap'. Use Jojoba Oil from a health store or Safflower Oil from many grocery stores.
- Always forever avoid topical steroid or any other medication that has even a small portion of steroid within.
- Always try to avoid having products for the lips to touch the delicate area of peri-oral dermatitis.
Allow time for healing as it can take 15 or 30 days for healing so please be patient.