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Perioral dermatitis diagnosis, treatment and medications

Connect with an Online Dermatologist today! Medications delivered for free to your doorstep

Perioral Treatment FAQ

Can a Dermatologist treat perioral dermatitis at DermCafé?

Yes! Perioral dermatitis can be well-captured and identified on photos. It is one of the most common conditions treated at DermCafé

What are the symptoms?

This rash often looks like small, red, acne-like breakouts. It can happen around the mouth, nose or eyes. It can sometimes cause a burning sensation or dry & flaky skin. 

What causes perioral dermatitis?

It’s not entirely clear what causes this rash. Something may be irritating your skin, such as a skin care product or toothpaste. It’s also possible that you’re allergic to something that’s touching your skin.

Many people develop this rash when they apply a topical corticosteroid medicine to their skin for too long. That’s why it’s so important to follow the directions for taking medications. 

No matter where this rash appears, you cannot catch this rash as it’s not contagious.

How is it treated?

Treatment involves developing a personalized plan according to your ​specific triggers and the exact appearance of the rash. If you are using a topical corticosteroid, you must stop that immediately. Treatment options include various topical medications and/or tablet medications. 

What is DermCafé?

Connect with a DermCafé Dermatologist today! 

We’re a Digital Dermatology Centre that aims to provide all Canadians with equitable, accessible, convenient and modern dermatology care.

Simply submit your symptom info and skin photos online and connect with an online dermatologist at your convenience.

Visit our How This Work page to learn more. 

Step 1

Submit your Symptom Info and Photos online

Step 2

Book your Online Appointment

Step 4

Access Your Online Results Anytime

Choose your preferred Pharmacy for medication delivery

Download DermCafé Info Sheets, bloodwork forms and Sick Notes, and book follow-up appointments when needed

Step 3

Audio/Video Visit with Your Dermatologist

OHIP/MSP-covered visits require a Referral by another Physician. Simply book a Video Visit with our Family Doctor first

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