PERIORAL DERMATITIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM FOR MANY WOMEN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20 AND 50. ABOVE ALL, THIS INFLAMMATION CAUSES REDNESS AROUND THE MOUTH AND NOSE, FLAKY SKIN, AND NODULES OR PUSTLES CAN ALSO DEVELOP. THE EYES CAN ALSO BE AFFECTED BY PERIORAL DERMATITIS. THIS SKIN DISORDER IS OFTEN STRESSFUL FOR THOSE AFFECTED, AND CAN ALSO BE PARTICULARLY PERSISTENT. IN MANY CASES, IT IS ONLY WITH MEDICAL HELP THAT THE PROBLEM CAN BE MANAGED AND CONTROLLED.
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Perioral dermatitis is a non-contagious skin disorder. It mostly affects the area around the mouth, nose, and eyes. Perioral dermatitis is also referred to as "air hostess disease", as it often affects women who care excessively for their skin.
Redness, blemishes and sometimes dry patches around the mouth, nose and eyes can occur in bursts, accompanied by itching or burning, as well as a feeling of tightness. However, these symptoms can also indicate other skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, or an allergy.
It is assumed that perioral dermatitis is triggered by an imbalance of the local flora (the body's own germs), caused by excessive use of skin care products, make-up, and aggressive cleaning products. Due to the resulting redness and dryness that appears, the skin usually continues to be incorrectly cared for (or over-cared for) and the problem is exacerbated. Cortisone ointments combat the redness for a short time, but the body's own microbe balance becomes disrupted and this results in a worsening of the problem after discontinuation of the cream. Stress and UV light can also have negative effects.
For treatment to be successful, the causes must be addressed. In many cases, this means a significant reduction and a later change to the care routine. In milder cases, a so-called "zero treatment", i.e., eliminating the use of all cosmetics, can lead to improvement. In more severe cases, antibiotics (topical or oral) or an anti-inflammatory cream can be prescribed for a short time. It is important not to use creams that contain cortisone or other irritant lotions as these often worsen the skin's appearance. Treatment should always be undertaken after consulting with a dermatologist.
After cortisone treatment, the body's defences are weakened because the cortisone disrupts the normal colonization of the skin. Afterwards, this often leads to the unwanted outcome of a worsening of the skin’s appearance.
In general, you should choose only light products without additives or fragrances. Serums or fluids are best. The rule here is: less is more!
Compresses with green or black tea can relieve the symptoms of perioral dermatitis due to the tannins they contain.
Yes. Men can also develop perioral dermatitis.
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