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Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral dermatitis is a distinctive inflammatory eruption primarily affecting females aged 20-35 (though it can affect men and women of any age).  It consists of a pale red, slightly scaly, papular (i.e. small bumps) and occasionally pustular (i.e. small bumps containing pus) eruption around the mouth, nose, and eyes.  It typically presents with a "sparing of the vermillion border," meaning the eruptions may cover the chin, surround the nose, and even extend up to the eyes, but will not extend to the lips.

OUR RESULTS:

This woman developed 5 months prior to seeing me. We saw rapid improvement: the before and afters below are after less than 3 weeks on Chinese herbs:
Perioral Dermatitis - ATX Dermatology in South Portland, ME
More work to do, but this change is after less than 3 weeks on Chinese herbs.

Alexa Gilmore offers Dermatology in South Portland, ME
More work to do, but this change is after less than 3 weeks on Chinese herbs.

 

This patient had suffered with the condition for 4.5 years.  It was repeatedly misdiagnosed as a fungal infection, for which several topical anti-fungal treatments were prescribed with little improvement. The change can be subtle, so here, in the "before" pictures, take notice of the background erythema (i.e. background redness) of her skin, the cluster of red papules under her right nostril, as well as the redness and papules scattered in the region of her chin.  After treatment the redness, scaling, and itching are gone, and the papules near her nose and on her chin resolved.

ATX Dermatology offers safe, effective Dermatology in South Portland, MEPerioral Dermatitis - ATX Dermatology in South Portland, ME
Oct 2013                                                                     March 2014

Alexa Gilmore offers Dermatology in South Portland, MEATX Dermatology offers safe, effective Dermatology in South Portland, ME
Oct 2013                                                                                     March 2014

Perioral Dermatitis - ATX Dermatology in South Portland, MEAlexa Gilmore offers Dermatology in South Portland, ME
Before/After 5 months of treatment

ATX Dermatology offers safe, effective Dermatology in South Portland, ME
Before/after just 3 weeks of herbs

Perioral Dermatitis - ATX Dermatology in South Portland, ME
Before/after just 3 weeks of herbs

 

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