Perioral dermatitis is an acne-like problem commonly seen around the mouth in children. Children are otherwise well, but they develop small pink bumps around the mouth and sometimes around the nose and eyes. The rash may be mildly itchy (pruritic) and it may come and go (wax and wane) over time.
How do you treat a rash around a child’s mouth?
To get rid of this rash, you may need to:
- Stop applying all corticosteroids, including hydrocortisone cream, to your skin.
- Take an antibiotic, such as tetracycline or erythromycin.
- Change your skin care routine.
Why is my toddler breaking out around mouth?
A drool rash can appear around the mouth and cheeks, in the folds of your baby’s neck, and on your baby’s chest as a result of too much saliva causing wet skin. Drool rashes typically present as flat or slightly raised patches with small red bumps.
What is good for a rash around the mouth?
The first step in preventing and healing your rash is to stop using products that might be irritating you. This includes topical steroids, creams, and fluoridated toothpaste. Also, use warm water and mild soap to clean your face until the rash goes away.
What causes pediatric perioral dermatitis?
Sometimes perioral dermatitis is triggered by steroid medicines that are taken by mouth, applied to the skin or inhaled. One possible cause is an overgrowth of normal skin mites and yeast.
What is the fastest way to cure perioral dermatitis?
It’s common to be prescribed anywhere from eight to 12 weeks of daily antibiotics, and those antibiotics sometimes come with their own side effects, including stomach irritation and yeast infections. But for more severe cases, oral antibiotics tend to be the most surefire way to cure perioral dermatitis fast.
What does impetigo look like on a child?
Impetigo (im-puh-TIE-go) is a common and highly contagious skin infection that mainly affects infants and young children. It usually appears as reddish sores on the face, especially around the nose and mouth and on the hands and feet. Over about a week, the sores burst and develop honey-colored crusts.
What food causes rash around mouth?
The foods most commonly found in both delayed and immediate reactions are cow’s milk, hen’s egg, wheat and peanuts. My child develops an eczema rash around the mouth after eating certain foods. Is this food allergy? This is called perioral contact dermatitis.
What foods trigger perioral dermatitis?
No food or drink is known to cause or worsen perioral dermatitis. However, in some cases, chewing gum has been linked to the rash.
What is milk rash?
An allergic reaction usually occurs soon after you or your child consumes milk. Signs and symptoms of milk allergy range from mild to severe and can include wheezing, vomiting, hives and digestive problems. Milk allergy can also cause anaphylaxis — a severe, life-threatening reaction.
What cream is good for perioral dermatitis?
The topical treatments most often recommended for perioral dermatitis include:
- Metronidazole cream or gel.
- Clindamycin lotion or gel.
- Erythromycin gel.
- Topical sulfur preparations.
- Azelaic acid gel.
- Tacrolimus ointment.
- Pimecrolimus cream.
Should I moisturize perioral dermatitis?
Keep in mind that, just like OTC products, natural treatments should be gentle and moisturizing. While some people claim to have treated perioral dermatitis with remedies, such as apple cider vinegar or tea tree oil, dermatologists don’t recommend this.
What antibiotic is used for perioral dermatitis?
Metronidazole is an imidazole ring-based antibiotic active against various anaerobic bacteria and protozoa. In concentrations of 0.75-2%, it is considered to be the drug of choice for topical treatment of perioral dermatitis. Metronidazole is available in a gel, lotion, or cream.