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#3383579 Perioral Dermatitis Free 1 Year

Posted by Aballarina on 19 September 2013 - 01:19 AM

Hi all..

I haven't been on here in ages, but its been 1 year since my dermatitis left and I thought I would share what worked for me and kept it away. For those of you who don't know, perioral dermatitis is said to be something youll be dealing with for the rest of your life. True. but I found products and minimal life style adjustments that work.

Firstly never use steroid creams on your face! As well as steroid nose sprays. Horrible, these things cause this rash. If you have a tiny rash and your doctor prescribes something like this, don't use it. It happened to me and a month later my ENTIRE face was broken out in hundreds of tiny papules.

What I used:

Metro gel (prescription)

Braggs organic apple cidar vinegar (50% diluted for your face) and 1 shot of this a day.

Antibiotics (prescription) of Minocycline.

After 3 weeks my rash was almost gone but I still had issues for a few more months.


I learnt that things that trigger this are floride and SLS (Sodium Lauyrl Sulfate)

The products I use that have worked amazingly are

Aveeno Foaming cleanser

Aveeno Daily moisterizer with spf 15

Tea tree toothpaste from the health food store

Bare Minerals Makeup

Macadamia hair line 

I also take one spoon of apple cidar a day as a precaution.


just thought id share what I know since when this happened to me, I couldn't find any blogs on it!

I'll be adding pics tomorrow to show you the difference.

Long story short, you would never know I had it so don't give up there is hope
:-) feel free to message me if you have any questions!:)

#3343978 Skin Oily Again?

Posted by Aballarina on 28 April 2013 - 06:57 PM

Totally normal!  I go thru phases and some days I'm like uhhhh whats going on? But its just how it works. If it bothers you don't moisturize that area for a day and itll go dry again.

#3335116 Anybody Else From Canada?

Posted by Aballarina on 21 March 2013 - 11:58 AM

I'm from Vancouver :)

#3321704 Acne Or Dermatitis?

Posted by Aballarina on 25 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

I had the same thing and it was diagnosed as pd. I used organic apple cider. Metro gel, and monocycline (antibiotic). Took roughly 1 month to clear. I know what you mean about the redness...just whatever you do don't use steroid creams (I did and after I read that's the absolute worst thing you can do as it appears to get better but really all your doing is feeding it and it comes back worse)

#3311649 Looking For Diagnosis - Pictures

Posted by Aballarina on 18 December 2012 - 01:33 AM

Perioral dermatitis? A rash that can develop mainly around the mouth and nose. Red or white heads sometimes itchy or burning feeling. Can start because of an allergen or something your skin doesn't tolerate any longer. Mine was acne meds it came out of nowhere. I used these creams for years. Plus I know a few people that's are related to things they put inside their bodies.
Maybe bring that up to your derm? Often times docs misdiagnose this for acne. And it's treated entirely different.
Metro gel & antibiotics and I used organic apple cidar vinegar.
Could also be demodex mites. I read about it and they cause rashes,acne, bumps etc.
or yeast over growth? I'd say its one of those but I'm no doctor just basing it on my own personal experiences

#3311034 My Isotretinoin Claravis Logs

Posted by Aballarina on 15 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

Good luck! I'm on day 9 so we aren't that far apart!
I agree with what you mean about the side effects, but I felt as though any pill I to

Good luck! I'm on day 9 so we aren't that far apart!
I agree with what you mean about the side effects, but I felt as though any pill I toOk couldve given side effects too
Especially since you have more than 1 condition to treat :) I started getting my
Ib 2 days ago.. Hope it doesnt last too long! Besides that chapped lips And my nose peeling, Pretty thirsty lol