Perioral dermatitis is a papulopustular eruption involving the nasolabial folds, chin, and perioral region, sparing the vermillion border.1 Proposed causes include infectious agents, hormonal factors, topical corticosteroids,2- 4 inhaled corticosteroids,5,6 and personal care products. Herein, we report perioral dermatitis in a woman with asthma coinciding with the inadvertent perioral contact of fluticasone powder from a steroid inhaler. To our knowledge, this is the first report of perioral dermatitis caused by a steroid inhaler in an adult.
Poulos GA, Brodell RT. Perioral Dermatitis Associated With an Inhaled Corticosteroid. Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(11):1447-1462. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.11.1460