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How do I manage my perioral dermatitis on a daily basis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

As treatment of perioral dermatitis can take months, the key to successful management lies in patience and acceptance of the condition. Although the bumps and red areas caused by perioral dermatitis can be unsightly and resemble acne, you should not attempt to cover the affected areas with makeup, as this can worsen the condition. Likewise, do not try to scratch or "pop" the swollen bumps, as that would likely lead to infection.

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