Perioral Dermatitis is a form of rosacea that occurs most commonly in young women between the ages of 20 to 45. Patients present with small red bumps along with redness and peeling around the eyes, nose or mouth. The exact cause is unclear, however the rash appears to be triggered or worsened by one or more of the following: steroid creams, sun exposure and dental products that contain fluoride or cinnamon.

Treatment options include topical creams that have anti-inflammatory properties and oral antibiotics. Most patients improve within one to two months of starting a consistent regiment, however, recurrences are common.

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