Most people with perioral dermatitis come in to see me having no idea what has gone wrong with their skin. This skin problem is not that uncommon, but it is very confusing.
If you or someone you know has had a strange skin problem around their mouth (perioral!), around their nose, or even around their eyes, it may be perioral dermatitis. In spite of the name, this rash does not discriminate which facial structure it likes to crop up around.
The treatment is as surprising as the rash. We don’t know the exact cause of perioral dermatitis, but there are ways to get rid of this vexing skin problem.