Perioral Dermatitis Natural Treatment Its Signs And Causes

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Perioral dermatitis is a skin related disease. One can see this disease more often in women around the time when they have their periods. This is the time when their body undergoes hormonal changes. These changes can be brought about by application of creams or facial beauty treatment lotions or changes in the diet. Irritation also occurs for some people when the item used contains sodium lauryl sulfate or fluoride.

Signs of Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral dermatitis manifest as whitish raised bumps in the region of the mouth.Papules or pustules, which are whitish spots that remain raised above the facial skin appear. They will become bigger leading to the formation of crusts on the skin. The skin might develop redness and the person may experience stinging or burning sensation.

At times, the bumps may be dry and not noticeable. Only the person who is undergoing the ailment will be aware of the signs. On a general note, you can watch out for these signs. In the region around the mouth you will have one or more of these symptoms:

  • Inflammation
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Burning
  • Redness of skin
  • Blisters
  • Scaling and crusting of skin

This bump formation will spread to regions of the nose and eyes too.

A wide variety of diseases resembles this ailment. These include the following.

  1. Acne vulgaris
  2. Allergic contact dermatitis
  3. Rosacea
  4. Seborrheic dermatitis

This makes the diagnosis of the ailment complicated. However, mere visual examination of the face of the affected person is usually enough to determine whether he or she has the ailment.

Causes for the Ailment

One cannot be sure about what the real cause is in this case. However, it is triggered by several factors given below.

  • Adverse environmental conditions
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Genetic factor
  • Accumulated toxin in body
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Irritants

Avoid use of substances that contain inflammatory substances. One example would be bismuth oxychloride that aggravates the symptoms.

Perioral Dermatitis Natural Treatment

Since allopathic drugs seem to show side effects, many people prefer the natural cures. Home treatment, however, must be done for a long period to see the complete cure. If there are any signs of an increase in irritation or inflammation, discontinue the treatment. Change over to some other course. Consult your doctor for advice.

Perioral dermatitis natural treatment like aloe vera or apple cider vinegar will cure the disease fast.Aloe Vera

This anti-inflammatory compound is renowned since old times as a home cure for ailments. It helps the skin to maintain its natural elasticity and freshness. Drink it and immediately get benefits. It prevents skin aging due to the collagen content. It also relieves constipation and helps boost immunity. People also use it for losing weight.It has huge mineral and vitamin content.

Green Tea

Catechins in green tea kill bacteria. They inhibit virus and thereby lower the risk of infection. The anti-oxidants prove very helpful in fighting cancers of various types.It improves brain functioning.

Coconut Oil

More than half of the coconut content is lauric acid. Monolaurin that comes from the digestion of coconut and lauric acid kill the virus, bacteria and fungi. It helps lower cholesterol and prevent seizures. It moisturizes the skin and prevents flakiness. Along with preventing infections, it also has antioxidant properties.


Eating oatmeal regularly, increases the body’s immune response to an attack by pathogens. Beta-glucan in oatmeal helps body cells to navigate to the site of any infection faster. It also helps the immune system put down the infection effectively.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E forms the foundation for the health of eyes and skin. They also contain antioxidants, the substances that prevent damage to body cells. It helps lower incidence of hot flashes in women that normally occur with menopause.

Apple Cider Vinegar

The antibacterial properties of apple cider vinegar helps you fight infections. It prevent indigestion and lowers cholesterol. More than all, it is one of the best home remedies for acne. It helps tone the skin. You can use it to exfoliate the skin and balance its pH value. Apple cider vinegar helps reduce the red spots. Dilute the vinegar with water before you drink it.

Calendula Cream

Very useful for fighting infections, the extract of the marigold flower has been used for a long time by man. It proves helpful in combating inflammatory conditions, chronic skin inflammations and mouth ulcers. People also use it to begin their menstruation and as an application on the skin to fight infections.

Grapefruit Seed Extract

Extract of grapefruit seed contains plant antioxidant. Hesperin contained in the extract has powerful stimulating action on the body immune system. It proves to be effective against all internal and external pathogens. People use it to purify water in the place of chlorine.It helps wound healing and maintains alkalinity on skin. It is exceedingly adequate in dealing with the fungus of the toenail.

Toothpaste Without Fluoride

The toxicity of fluoride can prove to be a major irritant for some people. But in normal cases, this only happens when the levels of fluoride exceed normally bearable levels.

Soaps And Shampoos Without SLS

Sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate are substances put in your toothpaste, soaps and shampoos to make them make bubbles. We consider this foam as an indication of ‘goodness’ of the soap. In fact, these are carcinogens. Eye irritation, scalp irritation and skin flakiness are some common complaints reported by users.

Antibiotic treatment may not suit everyone with perioral dermatitis.Avoid Medications With Steroids

Other than the numerous imbalances produced in the body organs and their function, use of steroids is known to produce acne. Skin becomes yellowish and you find excessive oil production on the skin. It arrests bone development in youth and can lead to heart problems.

Usually, this disease will vanish by itself if you leave it alone. You do not require medication. Erythromycin cream and tetracycline work well. In natural remedies, most popular one is apple cider vinegar. This is followed by grapefruit seed extract, green tea and zinc extract. One can also use a combination of apple cider vinegar with calendula cream or coconut oil. On their own, calendula cream or coconut oil do not seem to be very effective.For a few people, use of medications like tetracycline produced adverse reactions.

24 Responses

  1. This burning sensation rvrybody gets?

  2. Administration

    Only those who have disturbed the natural ebvironment of the bacterua of the skin of the face.Usung harsh chemicals is one contributing factor.

  3. Riveira

    I use aloe vera whenever I have problems with my skin. It gives fast relief.

  4. Paliter

    Hello, this news is good. I was searching for skin ailments. Thanks for the same.

  5. Chinna

    My sister got these tiny white spots about a year or so back. She took some ointment for that. it is not too serious.

  6. Cheryl

    I did not know that green tea is good for this. I must tell my friends about it.

  7. Jane

    My sister used to get these white spots. She used to treat them like acne. Do we need some special treatment?

  8. John McCormack

    Yes, you know the skin chemistry is upset when you get perioral dermatitis. You need to restore the pH balance of your facial skin. You can try preparations containing vitamin E or prepare some containing oatmeal for your face. It will help.

  9. Jane

    How many times will this happen?

  10. John McCormack

    Growing children and people who use new soaps and detergents will experience this. It is nothing serious though but you must avoid doing the wrong thing that is causing the perioral dermatitis.

  11. Jane

    You are so helpful. Thank you.

  12. I always imagined the spots to be pimples! Some of my friends used to get them, but I never had them. Nice information.

  13. I get these white spots often. Is this hereditary?

  14. No Rowana, these spots are not hereditary.They occur when the chemicals present on the skin surface change. If you use a different soap or wash your face in contaminated water, these papules might appear.

  15. John McCormack

    No Rowana, these s[pots are not hereditary. These occur when chemicals present on your skin surface change. This will take place when you change your bathing soap or wash your face in contaminated water.

  16. John McCormack

    Thanks Mr. McCormack. Should I eat any special food?

  17. John McCormack

    If you eat the usual food nothing will happen. The food does not affect the facial skin except if you get pimples due to rich food.

  18. Thank you Mr. McCormack. Should I eat any special food?

  19. John McCormack

    No, if you eat the normal food nothing will happen. The food does not affect the facial skin chemical except if you eat rich food and get pimples.

  20. Thank you.

  21. John McCormack

    You are welcome , Rowana.

  22. This is bad. I am sorry.

  23. Shyamili Roberts

    Thank you. I was thinking what is the white markings.

  24. John McCormack

    You are welcome, Shyamili.

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