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Perioral dermatitis :-(

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TheWatchersCouncil Fri 04-Mar-16 10:57:25

I have had perioral dermatitis on and off for about 18 months. It's not as bad as it could be, but each time it flares up it covers a bigger or new area and seems harder to shift.

I see a dermatologist and she's just started me on eumovate cream twice a day and 100mg doxycycline once a day for 6 weeks.

I've stopped using all cleansers, and only use warm water and can't wear make-up as it seems to exacerbate it. I have auto-immune and immune stuff going on and see an immunologist for this. I am on a low-histamine diet and have been dairy, wheat, sugar and alcohol free (amongst many other things) for quite some time. Generally these changes have made things better. But not the skin!

I know it's not the end of the world and is a harmless condition. But I am fed up!! Any tips?

Drinksforeveryone Sat 05-Mar-16 02:34:53

I have this and it is treated by a 3 month course of lymecycline.

I suffered for years without knowing exactly what it was. The GP just gave me a couple of weeks course of anti biopics and steroid cream (which is the worst thing for it).

I now seem to get a little outbreak once every 12-18 months or so. If I start tge the anti biotic immediately I can halt it in its tracks before it spreads.

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