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Out of nowhere it seems crops of small bumps develop around the mouth that can also be associated with dryness, scaling and redness.
Eventually, many individuals with an eruption present in this area end up in a dermatology office.
The diagnosis of perioral dermatitis is usually made right away due to its very unique features and appearance.
With the more frequent and prolonged wearing of facial masks as part of the Covid-19 pandemic, additional cases of perioral dermatitis are developing from this new cause.
If you have a persistent rash around the mouth, or nose that can spread up to the areas around the eyelids, see your dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Otherwise this condition can persist for many weeks or months.
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