He has been using the Flovent diskus... inhaling once in the morning and once at night since October 2010. He has had the rash all winter, and I thought it was just dry skin, but the dermatologist just diagnosed him with perioral dermatitis. The doctor said it's probably not from the inhaler, but I think it might be?
There is information on the books so to speak that a side effect can be rash, hives' itchy skin... If I am correct on this and remember the information when two of my newborns were put on inhalers, they do contain steroids... if this is correct, then steroids can have an effect on the body in many different ways... did you talk with the dermatologist at lengths about this, what medications he is on besides what he is taking... does he spend alot of time outside and can the dermatitis skin diagnosis have anything to do with seasonal allergies... always can get second opinions... But the doctor should know... I would recheck that information to be on the safe side, but it sounds like he may have had this skin problem for a while... will follow up... blaze22
I think Blaze is right, the steroids in this medication maybe the culprit. That being said, he still needs to take the medicine. So did the doctor give you anything for the dermatitis? There are numerous over the counter remedies for perioral dermatitis. Google "perioral dermatitis" and read about it at several of the sites listed.
Hope he gets relief soon,
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