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In Topic: Please Help Me Wean My Antibiotic

09 July 2014 - 02:47 PM

Hi silverlight. It did, yes. I did not experience an IB after weaning. I'd advise stopping the antibiotics, as they really are bad for your body. Wean, and take probiotics, and hopefully you will be just fine!

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: Please Help - 5 Months And No Diagnosis (Pic)

24 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

Thanks so much for the reply, Calumma. I'm sorry to hear you are struggling with the same thing. So no treatment, huh? Is that what you've been doing? I'd hate to use nothing, since a dollop of sulfur typically dries the spots out. I stopped the cortisone use in May of this year... is the idea just to let the skin barrier repair itself? And if so, any idea how long that usually takes? I hope the use of sulfur does not delay the healing....

In Topic: Please Help - 5 Months And No Diagnosis (Pic)

24 October 2013 - 08:41 AM

Anyone? This is the rosacea forum -- do any of you guys get small whitehead-like bumps? I'm just not convinced it's rosacea... but I'm also not sure what the heck it is (or how to best treat it). 

In Topic: Please Help Me Wean My Antibiotic

02 August 2013 - 03:41 PM

thanks Mrs Robinson, I hope you are right! Since I'm also dealing with perioral dermatitis, I've been using 100% natural face products from Osmia. In the past, when I took antibiotics just for acne, I was always fine when I stopped b/c they were in conjunction with Tazorac or something of that sort.


This time, I went from using a doc-rx'd cortisone cream for years (eek) that hid the PD AND acne, to antibiotics for the PD. The antibiotic did nothing for the PD, but I am now realizing it kept my acne at bay... I almost forgot I had it. :( 


I am keeping my fingers crossed that the black soap, etc. I'm using will keep the acne contained as I wean off the antibiotic. What a mess!