Slide show: Types of dermatitis
Photo of perioral dermatitis
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Common signs and symptoms of perioral dermatitis include:

  • Small red, pus-filled bumps
  • Mild peeling

Perioral dermatitis usually affects the area around the mouth, but can also affect the areas around the nose, cheeks and eyes. The exact cause of perioral dermatitis is unknown, but misuse of topical corticosteroids may play a role.

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