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Would you be able to forward a photograph? What is your age?
i am 51 n at the moment i am not sure how i would do the photo
You would click on the paper clip icon and upload.
lol i need to get a camera to take the pic
it would take a few trys if you are willing to wait?
Actually, I have to see patients, office hours start soon, soI would certainly be willing to wait.
pic should be with you in a few minutes about 2 actually
I am thinking from your description, this might be peri-oral dermatitis. However, you are at the upper limit of the age group which is usually affected by this quite common condition.
ok i am working on getting the pics not sure what peri-oral is
ok just a sec \
Around the mouth.
woot i did it lol
the sores have looked worse
n are not as bad as before i have used a benadryl lotion n it seemed to help but i noticed a day ago that they started to pop up again
I doubt whether Benedryl would help at all since this is certainly not a histamine related condition. It does seem to be peri-oral dermatitis, perhaps a folliculitis. This would respond nicely to a course of Tetracycline 500 mg. twice a day for two weeks. I would also recommend topical Clindamycin applied twice a day.
ok is this something i can get over the counter or should i go to my doctor?
We really do not know what causes peri-oral dermatitis. Some people, mainly British dermatologists, regard this as a form of rosacea. Fortunately, it is easier to treat.
cool good to know
so can i get the suggested treatment over the counter at all ?
Actually, Benzoyl Peroxides seem to make this worse. You possibly could try bacitracin twice a day, and Roc Retinol at night.
yes it did seem to be worse with the ance stuff i used
Ultimately, you probably would need to see a physician. However, a family doctor would be able to give you a prescription for those two medications now that you know what this is.
ok thanks for your help
at my age i don't need this going on lo l
You are welcome, Good luck. Now I absolutely have to see my patients!
please do and thanks have a good day