Perioral Dermatitis HELP!

Started by perioralsufferer123 perioralsufferer123

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Hey guys,

So I have just had a flare up of what my dermatologist has confirmed as perioral dermatitis. I have recently suffered from this about 4 months ago except I had a cluster of red bumps/red rash next to my nose but this time around I have a white, flakey rash around my mouth. It is very very sore, feels super tight and burns/itches. Does anyone have any advice on what to do and how to treat it? My dermatologist prescribed me an erythromycin/cetaphil lotion (the antibiotic is mixed with cetaphil to help me tolerate it on my skin as its super sensitive) to put on it day and night. I know I can't take antibiotics orally as I am currently 23 weeks pregnant. I would love to hear your suggestions. I am very down about this and very self-conscious as well. 

Thank you in advance! 

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I see this was posted in September. I hope your condition has improved!!!! I know it took me months to see improvement. What has basically CURED my perioral dermatitis was VIOLET EXTRACT. From a herb pharm. Also, only use products on your face with no SLS. Unfortunately, cetaphil has SLS. So do many toothpastes. I use Tom’s!!! Also try to get your hands on Elidel cream if you can. This calms flare ups fast but again, a couple weeks (after 3) of Violet Extract use has really done the trick for me.

Congrats on your pregnancy! I know there is a hormonal aspect to PD. I developed PD, rosacea, and worsened hormonal acne all at the same time. Awful. I’m now about to start Spironolactone to hopefully finally get my hormones under control.

BEST OF LUCK TO YOU! :)

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