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Anthony Bray MD, Physician
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  14 years of Family Practice Experience including most dermatology problems
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I woke up Monday with scaly dried skin and bumps forming a

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I woke up Monday with scaly dried skin and bumps forming a circle around my mouth. Not my lips just the skin under my nose and chin. I cannot identify why this happened , no waxing or creams used. It itches and burns and skin feels tight. It's almost like a burn. Pictures attached. Please I don't have money to see a doctor so what should I do to treat this
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
More face .
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm just really concerned because it came out of nowhere I can't identify the cause.
Expert:  Anthony Bray MD replied 2 years ago.


This appears to be a case of a condition known as perioral dermatitis. Be assured that this is usually not serious or usually difficult to treat .

Avoid use of steroids and especially steroid creams ..

Wash face with mild soap such as Dove or Cetaphil...

See this site for details and pictures to compare....

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Anthony Bray MD

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I don't know if that's it, because now it's starting to flake. Does that make a difference ?
Expert:  Anthony Bray MD replied 2 years ago.


No it still fits as this condition may cause you to have some scaling and flaking....