Perioral dermatitis is a common skin condition affecting primarily women from 20-45
years old. It is characterized by redness, papules, and scaling around the mouth, chin, nose, and
eyes. This rash may be caused by a number of factors, but the majority of cases are caused by the
use of topical steroids on the face. Other potential causes include cosmetics, sunscreens, and
certain allergens. Treatment includes stopping any topical steroids, and may necessitate initiation
of prescription antibiotics or topical anti-inflammatory creams. Treatment choice is determined
by the severity of the patient's condition.