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paigems

Member Since 24 Oct 2008
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In Topic: Does This Look Like Perioral Dermatitis?

Yesterday, 09:23 PM

Yeah, it could be POD. Try the fluoride free toothpaste and maybe sls free too. Like Quetzcoatl said, avoiding lip balms is a good idea too.

 

In Topic: Does This Look Like Perioral Dermatitis?

Yesterday, 05:35 PM

It's actually really difficult to tell from your photos. Here's a picture of me when I had POD:

 

http://img.makeupall...0/7/2530218.JPG

 

In my experience POD is itchy, red, and the bumps are like little whiteheads and not like closed comedones. Maybe try changing your toothpaste and see if it helps? My POD was from a sudden reaction to vaseline even though I had used it for years without a problem. Once I stopped the vaseline it went away.


In Topic: Acne Was Cured. No Accutane!

26 July 2014 - 12:59 PM

Thanks again for the reply :)

 

I honestly can't remember the type of MRI I had. I've actually never been to an endocrinologist either. Hearing all this makes me think I need to find one and make an appointment! Especially since my other doctors have been unsure about why my hormones were off and I don't have any ovarian cysts.


In Topic: Acne Was Cured. No Accutane!

26 July 2014 - 12:18 PM

Yes, thank you for your response! My prolactin is barely outside of the normal range and I've had an MRI before which didn't show any sign of a prolactinoma so I guess maybe that's not a big deal. I do have nipple discharge though...

 

Did you have a blood test before the ACTH test and then have the ACTH test as a confirmation? I'm interested in being tested for this since I have high testosterone and DHEA-S but no ovarian cysts. The ACTH test sounds expensive, though, and my insurance is really bad about covering expensive tests :(


In Topic: Acne Was Cured. No Accutane!

25 July 2014 - 10:33 PM

I'm glad you found something that's working for you! Did you have high DHEA-S? I have that, high testosterone, and slightly elevated prolactin levels. I've never had my adrenal glands checked though.