It’s been some time since my final Allergy Snapshot, however I’ve spoken to fairly a number of clients struggling with Perioral Dermatitis lately and it appears to be a situation there’s quite a lot of confusion about.

What’s Perioral Dermatitis?

Perioral Dermatitis is a rash, normally characterised by small, raised, pink bumps which develop across the mouth and nostril.

It could actually turn into dry and itchy, and a few individuals report a burning sensation.

Round 90% of Perioral Dermatitis circumstances are seen in younger girls, however there may be little clarification to why that is – if anybody can make clear this please let me know!

There’s a restricted quantity of data concerning the situation and consequently it will possibly usually be misdiagnosed as eczema or pimples.

What causes it?

As with many pores and skin situations there’s no definitive trigger, nonetheless there may be proof to counsel that Perioral Dermatitis is linked to steroid lotions.

If true, this may set off a vicious cycle for these wrongly misdiagnosed with eczema and prescribed steroid lotions as a therapy.

Different reported triggers embody detergents reminiscent of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), excessive climate situations, fluctuating hormones, pH imbalances within the pores and skin and even sizzling water.

How can it’s handled? 

Whereas docs usually prescribe a course of antibiotics, there’s no identified “remedy” for Perioral Dermatitis.

As with many pores and skin allergic reactions, the hot button is figuring out your triggers and avoiding them to assist handle the situation slightly than eradicate it.

Perioral Dermatitis is an inflammatory situation so it’s essential to calm the pores and skin from the within out. Growing your EFA consumption and consuming a wholesome, barely alkaline weight-reduction plan would possibly assist to ease the irritation.

Detergents (SLS or Cocamidopropyl Betaine) are widespread irritants for allergy victims so value giving them a large berth – stick with a delicate cream cleanser like our Camellia & Rose Cleanser as an alternative.

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