Hi, I could really, really use some advice, please.
I’ve had PD for years that was controlled via hydrocortisone. As soon as I learned how bad that was, I stopped using it, and have since been given several Rxs: antibiotics, metro, finacea, etc. Nothing helped, so I stopped the antibiotic (azithromycin) 5 days ago and have just been using all-natural face soap, serums and lotion from an organic skincare company.
At the present time, my face is relatively calm (which I attribute to the face products). I wake up to at least one new fluid-filled bump a day, and the area around my mouth is bumpy and slightly red. It also feels itchy/tingly, which is the PD letting me know it’s still there. And as an added bonus, I realized I will soon be welcoming my acne back, which the cortisone and antibiotics kept at bay for years.
So all that said, my questions are:
1. WHICH PRODUCT: Do I continue with the all-natural products, which definitely do not aggravate the rash OR should I give a new Rx my derm gave me a try? He did a skin scrape and found dead mites. If he had found LIVE mites, I’d give the pills/cream a try with no problem… but I’m afraid if this is NOT a mite problem I will only aggravate my skin, which is the most peaceful it’s been in months.
2. HOW TO WEAN: After being on antibiotics for about three months, I’m down to four 50mg azithromycin pills. How should I best wean them? Cut in half and take one piece every five days?
Thanks so much for the help… I’m a ball of nerves and could use some help planning out my next move.