Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Acidophilus, Biotin
- Antiseptic Handwash
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Eczema Cream
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Calendula Cream
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Sea Salt
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Sulphur Clay Mask
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Vitamin E
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Yogurt
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Yogurt, Diaper Rash Cream
- Arnica Salve
- Borage Oil
- Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Burdock Root, Milk Thistle, Yellow Dock
- Castor Oil
- Coal Tar
- Cocoa Butter
- Coconut Oil
- Cold Showers
- Contact Dermatitis
- Cortisone Cream
- Dandruff Shampoo
- Decolorized Iodine
- Diaper Rash Ointment
- Dietary Changes
- Face Products
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Green Tea, Tumeric and Buttermilk Mask
- Ingredients to Avoid
- Lemon Juice
- Magnesium Chloride
- Multiple Remedies
- Multiple Supplements
- Natural Makeup
- Oatmeal Paste Topically
- Pigmented Purpuric Dermatitis Remedies
- Remedies Needed
- Shea Butter
- Ted's Remedies
- Vinegar and Olive Oil
- Vitamin E
- Zinc, Magnesium
08/16/2012: Ell from San Antonio, Tx: "Hi everyone! Quick question... The water here has flouride so it is almost impossible to rid myself of flouride containing products. Does the water in your hometown contain it too? However, one medication that worked wonders for me was Mynocilin. It is pretty costly and many..."
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[YEA] 03/04/2009: D from Lisbon, Iowa, USA: "If you have a diagnosis of SD you will know that there are many sites that say it is caused by Pitisporum Ovale, they are incorrect. SD is caused by Malassezia Globosa. My eight year old had it all over his face and it was spreading rapidly, the doctor gave us a prescription for Eldel, which has a black box warning and was $40+ even with insurance. It surpresses the immune system and I would not use it on my child who is a cancer survivor. My poor son could not tolerate any of the antifungals I put on his face, his skin was extremely sensitive and everything was painful. I finally hit upon non-pasturized honey, it works. Cleanse the area with hydrogen peroxide, put honey on all the areas. I put it on him right after school and then re-applied at bedtime. I also read a study that zinc pyrithione kills Malassezia Globosa, so I also purchased a 1% zinc pyrithione spray called "Z Care" by supplement spot.com on the net. It took forever for them to ship it, but it works. Once you know the exact cause, you have a better chance of fighting what ever it it is. My son could not tolerate head and shoulders on his face whatsover, but the "Z care" spray doesn't burn as long as you wait 10 min after you wash your face. Results with the honey alone were visibile in a day or two, but it is slow going until every little flaky area is gone. It took about 2 months to completely heal him. A note of caution, if the SD is all around the nose area, consider applying the honey and the zinc pyrithione carefully to the inner rims of of the nostrils. I just use a q-tip to appply anything to his face anyway. Don't spray the spray near your face, spray the Q-tip first. The SD was so bad that he also developed a secondary staph infection on the side of his mouth. The honey healed it, and knocked the infection right out. He has a small pink area of scar tissue, where the staph infection was, but I am hopeful this will fade with time.
Read the study: http://www.pgbeautyscience.com/defining-issues.html
Good Luck! "
[YEA] 11/10/2008: Theresa from Montgomery, Alabama/United States : "I discontinued using Fluoride tooth paste. This has had a positive effect on my dermatitis. when the doctor told me to discontinue the use, it was in a general list of what to do and what not to do. There was no specific information. No reasoning other than, I thought that my face would be irritated by the toothpaste getting on my skin when I brushed my teeth. This was not the reason. After having had this for a year, I decided to stop using fluoride. I went with one that did not contain it Within a week, the rash and broken skin was starting to heal.
Then I also read where you need to use a moisture cleanser to wash with. I had tried all the "non allergic" ones given on the list. Nothing worked. The water based cleansers only made it more dry. I found that with my face being so dry, I needed oil. If you have this you know anything and everything burns and stings. I remembered the old home remedy that my grandparents passed down to my dad about coal tar. I started using
"Rainbath" on my face. I remembered it contains coal tar that does not burn the skin. The coal tar was used way back in the day to relieve athletes foot and also mange on dogs. Then I went and purchased a bottle of "Sweet Oil" at the pharmacy, and put this on after I wash my face. I follow it with a lotion from the list the Dr provided me with Within 3 weeks, this has almost disappeared."
[YEA] 12/18/2007: Francy from Lewisville, Texas: "Ok. After 20 years of dealing with dyshdriotic eczema, allergic dermatitis, contact dermatitis... essentially every skin malady recognized under the sun... I think I can provide some help. While steroidal creams such as diflorasone diacetate provide relief, they do not cure or prevent. The problem is organic. Here is the cocktail that I have found keeps me quasi-remissive with the least amount of side-effects: 1200mg of Lecithin, 50mg of zinc, 400 I.U. of vitamin E and 500mg L-Lysine once daily after a meal. For some reason, the anti-hystaminic effects of loratadine are more effective for skin disorders than other common OTC anti-histamines. I suggest one 10 mg loratadine once to twice a week to give the skin a "calm-down" period. Works for me...and I cook for a living."
08/04/2011: Shahin25 from Chicago, Illinois, Usa : "Any makeup suggestions for PD? My friends have suggested Lush products any suggestions?"Replies
09/08/2011: Alicia from Marshall, Tx replies: "Arbonne products are great. They have hair and skin care for face and body. Also makeup. All natural, botanical based."
Oatmeal Paste Topically
[YEA] 09/29/2011: Lori from Newport, Ri: "This has always been my standby for quick relief of contact dermatitis, especially those lttle bumps on the face: Using a mortar and pestle, grind plain old fashioned oats to a fine powder; Mix with enough very warm filterd water to form a paste and apply gently to damp skin that has been washed in a mild fragrance -free cleanser. (Apply after rinsing). Let dry for about a half an hour. Rinse with tepid then cool water and pat dry. Use a mild moisturizer only around eyes and lip balm. At bedtime, rinse with warm then cool water and apply light, fragrance-free moisturizer. Never use a facecloth and soap on face or dry with a towel that has had fabric softener added. Good luck."
Pigmented Purpuric Dermatitis Remedies
03/30/2013: Sophie0627 from Palatine, Illinois, United States: "Hello, My name is Sophie and I am writing to you for some help. For many years I am battling Pigmented Purpuric Dermatitis or commonly called Schamberg Disease.
It usually comes at the bottom portion of my legs initially it is very itchy but mostly it is just annoying and looks ugly during summer since I can't expose my legs in sun and wear shorts and skirts, for a woman it is very frustrating. Not sure if this is hormonal or stress related but usually it comes out when my body is fatique. Please suggest something for me to try. Thank you in advance."
[YEA] 11/24/2008: Karie from Boca Raton, FL : "I work in a Salon for 13 years and I got Contact Drematitis I tried everything even the Apple Cider Vinager. I finally talked to one of my customers and he referred me to a Product Under Perscription Only. The Cream was called Elcon Cream. It took it away in 2 days. I was shocked, I had tried everything for 1 month. I have some left over and now I use it when needed. You have to make sure the you clean the site where the rashes are with Antiseptic Wash every time you put on the cream. I wanted to let everyone know what worked for me. I know how bad it can itch and Hurt. I hope you take my advice. Karie, FL"
08/16/2012: Ell from San Antonio, Tx: "Hi everyone! Quick question... The water here has flouride so it is almost impossible to rid myself of flouride containing products. Does the water in your hometown contain it too?
However, one medication that worked wonders for me was Mynocilin. It is pretty costly and many insurances have a difficult time approving it when there is other generics or less expensive substitutes that really are useless if you ask me. Hope this helps. It took it completely away but of course it came back later.. Im beginning to think the flouride IS a major cause if not the main cause of PD.
06/15/2012: Poleen from London, United Kingdom: "Hi, I'm Poleen from London and I am experiencing contact dermatitis in my hands, palm and fingers for 5 years I tried all creams and medication that my doctor advice me but it doesn't came off! I also went to immunologist and I had skin test, I also used steroids tablet and steroids cream but my hand become wrinkled and crack but still the blisters and rashes are still there. I also tried plenty of diets that my doctor advised but there is no difference.
I am hoping you guys can help me because it's ruin my life and I spend most of my savings just to try all creams and advices but my situation is the same. It goes with an itchy blister first all over my palm and after I applied cream it become very dry that crackled my skin which is very painful and the skin of my palm is coming off that u need to peel and my palm become very thin. It goes in this cycle all over again and I don't know how to stop and cure this. Thanks"Replies
06/15/2012: Had from White River Jct, Vermont replies: "You might want to look at this a bit differently. Make up a list of ALL the symptoms you have, not just the hands. contact dermititis, is either external exposure to something or allergic reaction (internal), I. E. Detoxing something not good for you as fast as your body can. Also, as a stop-gap, extra virgin coconut oil should help for cleaning up the current issue, not getting rid of the cause, but dealing w/ the cracks, irritation, wounds etc.... I'd use throughout the day as needed, and wear gloves at night after slathering it on. I hope you find your 'cause' soon."
06/15/2012: Sara from The Beach, Canada replies: "You are describing my exact problem for the last year and I hadn't improved at all until recently, I read " The cure is in the cupboard" by Dr. Cass Ingram. I started to take oil of oregano by drops in water, and drinking it twice a day, one or two drops under the tongue once a day, and added drops to my creams and oils so I could apply it and I am finally seeing a change. I will post in a month to tell you if I still see improvement.
blessings to you, Sara"
06/15/2012: Linda from York County, Southern Maine replies: "Just to chime in..... I've had "eczema" for 35 years.... There has really been no rhyme or reason as various parts of my body have been affected over the years.... I tested allergic to some everyday things: nickel, blue-black dye, rubber..... also, I found that my hands were troubled when I "played in the dirt" (gardening); three or so years ago, I stopped using flouride toothpaste and deodorant with aluminum - I now have essentially no skin problems."
06/16/2012: Sherryk30 from Wilmington, De, Usa replies: "Straight Aloe Vera! You can buy pieces of aloe in the produce dept. of many grocery stores or I have found aloe vera gel at Walgreens drug store. Just make sure that if you get gel that it doesn't contain anything besides aloe. My grandson had patches of red, dry, flaking and itchy skin. Used all of the Big Pharma creams and preprations to no avail. Decided to use my comon sense and this age old cure all for skin problems and voila! No more patches. He got them maybe 2 more times, usesd the aloe and now he doesn't get them at all! Aloe is good for sunburn, scarring and a host of other problems on our skin and inside of our bodies. Good luck!"
06/16/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Poleen, I too used to react to so many things and then once activated, it would take at least a month for it to resolve. Creams would help somewhat with the itch but not make it go away. It would take its own course. I changed my diet and cleaned up my body with juicing and detoxing but still it would occur. Mind you, that took care of other things so that was really wonderful!
It wasn't until I went and had a Chinese herbalist check me and he gave me Chinese herbs to strengthen my organs related to this occurrence. Also, acupuncture but, honestly it was the Chinese herbs that did the trick. It's been over a year now and I continue to take herbs but now, those which are adaptogens. Adaptogens can be taken by everyone for they correct the body in which ever direction is needed. There are so many benefits to taking them on a regular basis. You might want to check into them- so much wisdom in Chinese medicine!
Anyway, just a suggestion. Take care, Lisa"
01/30/2012: Erica from Mclean, Va: "Hi. I looked through your site for cures on dermatitis but everyone seems to talk about POD or PD. I think my case of dermatitis is different. I don't have any red flaky patches on my face or anywhere on my body. I just itch like crazy. My docs said there is no cure and the only thing I can do is take an Allegra daily and a Benadryl at night. It works, but I don't want to be on either of these medicines everyday for the rest of my life. I know it has to be a natural cure somewhere. Do you gave ant suggestions?"Replies
01/31/2012: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Try going gluten/dairy free.. I came across some interesting articles which said that phosphate is added to most processed foods these days (especially to wheat) and even in vegetables and dish washing liquid. Even though the body needs it, it is now getting too much. Many people have had huge success going dairy/gluten free. I think phosphate is the key. The farmers feed to the cows and put it on their fields. Here is a good website for info.
08/15/2011: Ron from Covina, Usa: "I was diagnosed last week and since then it is so bad, I'm very scared, I own a company and my job is the sales, I cannot go out, My face is like a monster, I'm on Minocycline and also MetroCream.... Is this the right thing I should be doing?"
08/02/2011: Shahin25 from Chicago, Illinois, Usa : "Have pinkness around my mouth due to PD I am trying to minimize it. It was really red & is getting better, but are there any remedies that work especially well for helping all the redness & pinkness disappear until my true skin color appears? I am extremely pale so it has been hard to get to my natural color."
07/15/2011: S Neville from Stockbridge, Ga: "I have had PD for almost a year. I know that doesn't compare to what most of you have gone through but I am concerned. I went to the dr because I thought it was allergies. I was itchy, red & flakey around one side of my nose. He put me on steriods... WOW when I came off I was broke out on both sides of my nose & around my entire mouth. Went back to dr, who then said it was staph, steriods & antibiotic. Came back AGAIN even worse! Went to derm who said it was PD.
I changed my toothpaste, shampoo, everything! It took about 2 months for it to go away and now it is back again. But again it statred as a small (the size of a pencil eraser) on one side of my nose. It is now on the other side of my nose but no where around my mouth. Do you all always break out around the mouth first? I don't understand why mine is the nose. I haven't been to the dr this go around, it has been 7 weeks and it is just around my nose and itches so bad I just want to claw it!"
03/27/2011: Heidi from Montrose, Co: "I was diagnosed as having PD last August while pregnant. I was given a sulpher based cleanser and Desonide lotion by my Dermatologist and told to use both daily until the rash cleared, and then as needed for spots. Well, the rash never went away, and I continued to use both products daily until last week. I didn't realize that Desonide was a steroid, just knew it was for the inflammation. So my son is now almost 3 months old and I decided to stop using both products and find something else to get rid of the rash on either side of my nose.
Within 1 day of stopping, my face is completely covered in the rash, all around my mouth, both eyes, eyebrows and nose. My face feels like it's on fire, and my eyes feel as though it's actually in my eyes themselves. I have been trying ACV, both drinking it and applying it directly, but so far each day has been worse and worse. I went to my normal doctor and he prescribed erythromiacin for me as I am still nursing, and I am on day 2 of that. So far today has been the worst day, my entire face is bright red, tight and burning. I tend to have very sensitive skin anyway, so I suppose I'm reacting quite violently. My doctor told me I definitely have 'steroid rebound', but I am not using any more topical steroids to mitigate it, I just want off this viscious cycle! I'll keep with the ACV while I do the oral antibiotics to see how it goes. Right now I literally don't feel like I can leave my house, it is painful and hard to focus on anything but the rash. I'm so grateful to have found this website, at least to get some new ideas. I'll post again to update, but right now nothing seems to be working."Replies
04/13/2012: Bronzegoddess from Plantation, Fla replies: "Hi sorry to hear of your condition, that inflammatory rebound being off steroid cream is awful!! I would suggest you trying monistat cream (vaginal cream) on your face.. it may help.."
11/05/2010: Annab from London, Uk: "I'm a 32 year old female & have had PD for 5yrs now. It comes and goes and I've been on lymacycline on and off for about 3yrs which def seems to help, but isnt curing it. At the min I keep getting lots of little pupsicles (pus) coming out the 2 corners below my mouth, some days it clear but yesterday 8 appeared, and always the same area. I want to come off the medication and try something else as obv the problem is still lying dormant. I'm worried about trying ACV and Yogurt in case it makes it worst because my case is quite mild however these pus spots that come out and the redness crushes my confidence so much and makes me feel ugly. Its really quite distressing and def has a big impact on my quality of life. I would really appreciate any recent advice/posts of cure as been reading the posts as most posts are quite old. Many thanks. Anna"Replies
11/10/2010: Elizabeth from Nashville, Tn replies: "Give Grapefruit Seed Extract or (GSE) a try. I had dermatitis break out on the left side of my nose that NOTHING would take care of. I applied some GSE to the area at night for a week and the dermatitis was greatly reduced. It's been 2 months and I haven't had it come back yet. Yay!"
11/11/2010: Annab from London, Uk replies: "Hi, thanks for your help. I tried buying it today from our local health shop but they didnt have any in stock, and said they normally only sell the supplements which I'm assuming is not the right thing. How do I apply this, do I need to dilute etc. In the past few days it seems to be getting worst, and the redness is back, it looks like a bad nappy rash but on my face. Not good :("
12/13/2010: Katie44 from Akron, Ohio, Usa replies: "I had perioral dermatitis last year for a few months. I was given a topical antibiotic from my Dr. which eventually did work, but caused some skin issues elsewhere! Finally got rid of those by taking flax oil and turmeric pills. Just the other day I noticed some signs of it returning after over a year. I tried something I already had in the house-Burt's Bees parsley blemish stick. It's natural and has tea tree oil, calendula extract, borage, parsley, etc. 2 days later-skin is all clear! This may not help a severe case of perioral dermatitis, but would be worth a try."