: When perioral dermatitis affects the chin and the skin next to the nose, it often looks like acne at first appearance.But you can tell that it is not acne by noticing there are no comedones (blackheads or whiteheads).
Our most widely-read post on this blog is about a rash I had around my mouth and how I discovered what triggered it and how I finally healed it.
That particular rash was the result of an allergic reaction to propolis.
Often topical steroids will be prescribed to treat the eczema but this can cause a severe aggravation of the eruptions if it truly is perioral dermatitis.
: At the initial stages of rosacea, flushing occurs and erythema can occur without papules or pustules (though these appear at later stages).
Persons with oily skin who do not properly cleanse with water and soap (or other cleanser) are also susceptible.