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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredPerioral dermatitis is a skin condition that causes redness and small bumps around the mouth. While this skin condition usually affects younger women and girls or boys at the age of puberty, children and men can have it too. The red skin bumps may be pus-filled, and there may be scaling and peeling on the skin. Interestingly, the lip area is usually unaffected by perioral dermatitis. While perioral dermatitis looks similar to acne, it is a different type of skin condition.
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Perioral dermatitis is a dermatitis that occurs around the mouth and chin. It can look like acne, but it does not have any blackheads or whiteheads. It usually affects adult women and may be triggered by make-up or other facial products.
Jonathan B. Levine, DMD, Dentistry, answeredSkin around the nose reddens easily, skin around the eyes is really sensitive, and the mouth can experience - and set off - a host of various conditions. Any skin problem around the mouth is called peri-oral dermatitis. Its broad name for both rashes and acne, and it affects women more than men, probably because women's skin is more sensitive. Also, the chin area is often where women break out when they're pre-menstrual, so sometimes it's hard to tell what the culprit is.
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