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Old 12-26-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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Perioral dermatitis not going away

Hi all,

I have been diagnosed with perioral dermatitis. I've had eczema for a long time and when I was little I'd dab some steroid cream on my mouth/face whenever it flared up on my face. However, this flare up has been on and off for almost a year, and it's really bothersome etc.

The first dermatologist gave me some tetracycline and told me to put vaseline on my lips. The tetracycline helped but it didn't keep it off. The second dermatologist gave me elidel 2x a day and solodyn. This combination worked really well at first but now my skin doesn't really respond to it.

However, I am now getting small brown spots on my lips (hyper-pigmentation) they're kind of like freckles. I'm worried that my lips will turn brown eventually... what can I do and what's happening?

I'm going to see my first dermatologist soon but I want to reach out to you guys.


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Old 01-08-2013, 03:00 AM   #2
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Re: Perioral dermatitis not going away


I was diagnosed with Perioral Dermatitis last year, I was put on Tetralysal for 3 months which completely cleared the rash. Then 7 months later, it reappears.

I have again been put on Lymecycline, but it did not seem to be working this time so I researched on the internet and had a go at trying a plain natural yoghurt face mask, I slather loads of this yoghurt on my face and leave it for an hour or so and wash off. I find this soothes my skin and takes away the redness of the bumps. I have also bought some Cetaphil face wash which is very gentle on my skin and does not irritate it further, and I also put on Canesten anti fungal (NOT HYDROCORTISONE) cream on the affected areas twice a day (Morning and night). I wear as little makeup as possible (only cover up on bad areas) and touch wood, my rash has almost disappeared. I have only been doing this for the last week and it has all helped tremendously. I am not sure which of the products I am using is having the most effect but I am going to carry on with all of them in the hope I will be rash free before long

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