Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Perioral Dermatitis Home Care

Home care for acne rosacea includes:

  • Reduce stress.
  • Avoid makeup or face cream.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Do not squeeze pimples.
  • Use an anti-bacterial soap, such as Fostex or Clearasil.
  • Use oil-free sunscreen.
  • Warm, wet compresses may help the pimples to drain.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Perioral Dermatitis Warning Signs

Notify your doctor for acne rosacea and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Nov 29, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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