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What are the symptoms of perioral dermatitis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Unlike other varieties of dermatitis, itching is not a common symptom of perioral dermatitis. It is much more usual to experience a steady burning sensation. The most distinctive symptoms of perioral dermatitis are the bumps, which come in two varieties. Papules are red, raised bumps; vesicopustules are bumps filled with pus or clear fluid. Unlike acne, there are no blackheads or whiteheads, although a rash similar to acne can appear around the forehead, nose, and eyes.

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