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Contact Dermatitis

Hello. I have a dry, flaky itchy rash around my mouth. I have had this rash for about two years. I went to several dermatologists and they prescribed me steroid ointments such as Desonide, which only made it worse. I tried switching to all natural toothpaste, I have used so many different lotions such as Aveeno with little improvement. The skin is constantly peeling and flaking. Please help.
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Hello,
Your symptoms can be due to perioral dermatitis. Perioral dermatitis like acne is a chronic papulopustular and eczematous facial dermatitis. It mostly effects women and appear around the nose, mouth and eyes. Treatment consists of oral antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. A mild soap or soap substitute, such as Dove or Cetaphil should be used for washing. Scrubbing should be avoided.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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