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In Topic: Long-Term Cortisone Use Question - Will I Ever Heal? (Pics)

26 June 2014 - 11:25 AM

This article, which I found today, seems to have put a nail in my coffin: 




It says daily cortisone use makes the skin more fragile and susceptible to redness, which becomes permanent -- as does the skin's sensitivity to any and all products.


Can anyone help? Has anyone experienced this? I've read some supplements, like flax seed oil and borage seed oil, can help repair the skin's barrier function. Does anyone know of anything else? I don't even know if they will help, though... the article says it's permanent.


I'm really worried. Can anyone help?

In Topic: Kicking Off New Regimen For Some Type Of Perioral Dermatitis

11 April 2014 - 08:22 AM

hi wicky. i feel ya on the frustration. and yes, not know what it is makes it oh so difficult to treat. as far as my chin goes, the whiteheads are really superficial and always pop when i lightly scratch over them. but what you're describing, the type that look like they're on the surface but nothing comes out, are on my forehead. i actually tried to pop one this am and all it did was make a red mess.... and although it looked like a normal whitehead, nothing came out. i'm at the point where anything i use on my face seems to irritate it, so all im using is water. and then when i do pick (like the forehead sitch this am), i use some zinc cream to both treat and cover (during the day) while they heal. i've kind of given up on trying things, to be honest.

In Topic: Kicking Off New Regimen For Some Type Of Perioral Dermatitis

04 April 2014 - 08:17 AM

Hi Russmea... thanks for your input. I, like you, have since changed my regimen, too. I'm no longer using the primrose oil and am instead using zinc cream on the spots. HOWEVER, I am totally with you on oils aggravating the issue. And while spot treating with the zinc helps calm my skin down, it is in a mineral oil base. 


I tried grapefruit extract in the past but didn't see any results. Are you finding it's stopping the bumps from appearing? How long did it take before you saw results?


It's kind of a relief to hear you say your PD resembles mine. Since I've tried just about everything with no change (including antibiotics, which seem to work for just about everyone), I was beginning to think this might not be PD after all. Is it weird it never gets dry/flaky though? I just get the bumps.


Wow, I did a really bad job of keeping this going. I can honestly say, though, that the cleanse made NO difference in my skin whatsoever. 

In Topic: Kicking Off New Regimen For Some Type Of Perioral Dermatitis

20 March 2014 - 07:59 AM

Sdpinkas, thank you for your advice as well. I'm fairly certain these bumps are PD, and I'd be afraid to treat them with AHA -- my chin area is SO reactionary, and PD can be irritated at the slightest thing. I truly WISH it was acne -- then I'd be able to treat it! No topicals seem to help my case.

In Topic: Kicking Off New Regimen For Some Type Of Perioral Dermatitis

19 March 2014 - 09:24 PM

Oh yes, I've researched it all. I think I've read the entire internet. :/ I stopped bc about a month and a half ago, and used baking soda for 2 weeks (after using no sls/flouride for a year) to brush my teeth... No changes. And I've been using laundry detergent called Molly's suds w/ no surfactants in it. I kid you not, I've racked my brain trying to think what might be irritating it. Maybe I'll switch back to baking soda for my teeth... But yeah, I'm using dr bronners baby soap for hair and organic soap for body... Nothing else. sad.png I SO wish it was a trigger... I just can't think of anything else to remove!!!