Are topical steroids indicated for the treatment of perioral dermatitis (POD)?

Updated: Aug 16, 2019
  • Author: Hans J Kammler, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The use of potent topical steroids is strictly contraindicated. However, in some cases, the initial tapering use of a low-potency corticosteroid (eg, hydrocortisone cream) may be appropriate.


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