Perioral Dermatitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 16, 2019
  • Author: Hans J Kammler, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is perioral dermatitis (POD)?

What causes perioral dermatitis (POD)?

What is the incidence of perioral dermatitis (POD) in the US?

What is the international incidence of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

Is perioral dermatitis (POD) more common in men or women?

What are the age-related demographics for perioral dermatitis (POD)?

What is the prognosis of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

What educational information should be provided to patients with with perioral dermatitis (POD)?

What are the different causes of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

Presentation

What are the common patient complaints of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

What is the role of topical steroids in the etiology of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

Is perioral dermatitis (POD) chronic or acute?

What part of the body is affected by perioral dermatitis (POD)?

How are the lesion patterns characterized in perioral dermatitis (POD)?

What is granulomatous perioral dermatitis (POD)?

What are the complications of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

DDX

What are the diagnostic considerations for perioral dermatitis (POD)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Perioral Dermatitis?

Workup

Which lab studies are indicated in the workup of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

Which tests are used in the workup of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

What are the histologic findings in perioral dermatitis (POD)?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for perioral dermatitis (POD)?

Is praziquantel an effective treatment for perioral dermatitis (POD)?

How is the course of treatment determined in perioral dermatitis (POD)?

Why is patient reassurance and education important in the treatment of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

Which products should be avoided during the treatment of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

Which specialist consultation is indicated in the treatment of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

Are activity restrictions indicated in the treatment of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

How is perioral dermatitis (POD) prevented?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

Medications

Which topical therapies are effective for the treatment of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

What are the treatment options for severe forms of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

What is zero-therapy and how is it used in the treatment of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

Are topical steroids indicated for the treatment of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics, Other are used in the treatment of Perioral Dermatitis?

Which medications in the drug class Retinoid-Like Agents are used in the treatment of Perioral Dermatitis?

Which medications in the drug class Immunomodulators are used in the treatment of Perioral Dermatitis?