Hey all, (or whoever reads this?)
About a year and a half ago I was diagnosed with Perioral Dermatitis. At first I had no freakin' idea what was going on but after enough research and putting enough crap on my face, I finally got it under control. I was PD free for a while... Until now.
SO - It came back did it? Yes. But it hasn't been terrible. I knew the minute I started getting tiny bumps on my chin. I started to pick and play with them, which obviously only made things worse, which led to having PD all over again. YAY!
Anyways, I'd love to show you pictures but I don't have a camera right now. I'll get on it don't worry. But, the rash has basically just developed on my chin - The sides of my chin to be exact. It looks red and splotchy with a few bumps here and there. Like I said, the first time I had it was WAY worse, I kind of blame myself though, always picking at it and creating open sores. This time, I've handled it better, I haven't picked much, so it basically just looks red-pink like.
I'm not sure what has cause other people PD but I know for mine, it's definitely the change in weather. If my skin gets way to dry, that's when I get PD. And here in lovely Vancouver, the weather suddenly went cold, it snowed, and yay I get dehydrated. But yeah, I'm interested in how others seem to get their PD?
Long story short, I've hit up my doc, he's given me more anti B's to calm the situation and I'm writing this blog to keep track of all the things I'm doing during the day, and basically just to see if progress is being made. If anyone out there is actually reading this, I'd love to hear from you! So don't be shy, let's chat about our uncomfortable and ridiculous rashes together!
Day 1 -
I just took my first pill (Minocycline 50mg), obviously I haven't seen much change, since it's only been about an hour haha from what I've been reading you usually don't see any change until a week or two. My doc said my PD looked mild so I'm only on Mino for two weeks total.
In regards to a regimen that I have, I wash my face with the same cleanser I've used most of my life, it's Arbonne, and it's from the F5 line (I think that's what it's called?), I also dab a bit of ACV (apple cider vinegar) on it morning and night after I wash. I've also just recently started this so I can update you with how that works as well, I know there's been lost of debate as to weather ACV actually works or not. Lastly, I use a simple Cetaphil moisturizer. I've used it for a quite a while now, and I love it. I do put a little on my PD just to keep it from being uncomfortable.
SO! That's where I stand in this lonely world. Let me know your thoughts! Happy blogging.