Is it best to not put anything on perioral dermatitis?
Try to avoid anything with harsh chemicals or strong scents until your rash clears up. If you use any acne creams or cleansers with acne-fighting ingredients, such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, it’s a good idea to pause using them. Sometimes, even fluoride toothpaste can aggravate perioral dermatitis.
What makes perioral dermatitis flare up?
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.
What ingredients should I avoid with perioral dermatitis?
Treatments for perioral dermatitis include avoiding these ingredients: Parabens and phthalates: Preservatives that are extremely harsh on skin. Alcohol: Extremely drying and can irritate sensitive skin. Sulfates: Used to create a ‘foaming’ effect in skincare, sulfates strip the skin barrier.
Why is my perioral dermatitis getting worse?
There are several potential triggers that may make perioral dermatitis worse, including: Fluorinated toothpaste. Steroid creams, including over-the-counter hydrocortisone. Steroid inhalers.
How long does it take for perioral dermatitis to clear up?
The course of treatment is usually for six to twelve weeks. You may not notice any improvement for the first few weeks of treatment. However, there is an improvement in most cases within two months after starting antibiotic treatment.
Is CeraVe safe 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.
What irritates perioral dermatitis?
Certain ingredients in cosmetics or personal care products may cause perioral dermatitis, too. Heavy skin creams that contain petroleum jelly or a paraffin base may cause or worsen this condition. Other common culprits include fluoride and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).
Should I pop my perioral dermatitis?
Although the bumps and red areas caused by perioral dermatitis can be unsightly and resemble acne, you should not attempt to cover the affected areas with makeup, as this can worsen the condition. Likewise, do not try to scratch or “pop” the swollen bumps, as that would likely lead to infection.
Can stress cause perioral dermatitis?
Can perioral dermatitis be caused by stress? Yes. Stress can sometimes cause some types of dermatitis.
What foods make perioral dermatitis worse?
Although there are no well-controlled studies – or even case reports – linking carbohydrate or gluten intake to perioral dermatitis, studies have shown a strong link between diet and rosacea. Erythematotelangiectatic and papulopustular rosacea are known to be exacerbated by alcohol, hot or spicy foods, and chocolate.
Is Aloe Vera good for perioral dermatitis?
The Growing Healthy Together Pediatric Clinic further suggests adding the use of apple cider vinegar (diluted with water), grapefruit seed extract, and/or aloe vera to your routine for at-home care of perioral dermatitis. “Patients need a month of a very gentle, sensitive skin regimen to heal the skin,” says Dr.
What vitamins are good for perioral dermatitis?
Supplements that may be worth trying: Black cumin seed oil capsules, vitamin C, zinc, B-complex and evening primrose oil. I definitely believe that diet plays a role in PD.