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Should I talk to my doctor about my perioral dermatitis symptoms?

The extremely persistent nature of perioral dermatitis all but requires a visit to your doctor in order to clear up the symptoms. Furthermore, because the symptoms can be so difficult to get rid of, multiple courses of treatment may be required. If red bumps appear around your mouth and chin, and don't go away over time, consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment options.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
It is wise to talk to your doctor about perioral dermatitis symptoms. Treatment is available for this skin condition. Normally, the main concern with perioral dermatitis is the cosmetic appearance of the red bumps. Still, it’s important for your dermatologist to rule out the possibility of an infection, so see him or her if you are experiencing symptoms. 

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