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#3472445 guys pls help me.. is this acne or already a staph infection? :((

Posted by Aballarina on 21 February 2015 - 08:41 PM

Hi Rocket boy,
check into perioral dermatitis or sebboric dermatitis. Its actually like a rash thats easily confused with acné. I had perioral dermatitis and mine started similar to yours. Its Under the rosecea and facial redness section :)

#3434692 Accutane - Very Mild, But Persistent Acne

Posted by Aballarina on 03 June 2014 - 07:14 PM

Hey There! Im also on accutane, its my second round! At 40 mg again for probably 6 months. Im on Day 30 today. I also suffer from mild but persistent acné.  My first course was pretty easy and i cleared up for about a year. Then i started getting clogged pores on the fore Head. My derm decided to put me on cause she Saïd some people with oily skin require a second course. My skin after round one Was alot better and about half as oily. So im hoping after This course Ill Be good! Best of Luck to You, yeah There arent many people on hère with mild acné on accutane. I tried everything too but accutanes the only thing That really helped.

#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 :)