It was from reading posts on here and other research that I finally found a cure for my perioral dermatitis. It was just a horrible thing to experience. I got it while pregnant with my second son and firmly believe it had to do with my changing hormones. The remedy that finally worked for me after many weeks of embarassment was this: several times a day I put ACV on the rash (which seemed to kill it) then followed it with (and this is important because no other brand was effective)"California Baby First Aid Cream with Calendula" I did this routine for only a day or so before it was obvious it was working like nothing else and I had tried it all. Even our naturopath had no idea what I could try. She actually laughed when I told her I was using ACV on my face. But it worked! I hope this helps somebody else.
[YEA] I have had Perioral Dermatitis for 5-6 years. I have tried all modern drugs and creams.Nothing worked. I became very sad and unhappy because I had to give up make up because of this condition.6 days ago I started using ACV (raw organic), on my face evry night. After it dries I am using an organic face cream that has tea tree oil 5% and vitamin e in it's content. It heals perfectly. I can not believe it. It is truly a miracle. I am also using regular whole milk yogurt on my face, as a mask. I think in one more week I wll be CURED. I also discovered how important it is to use natural tooth paste (no flouride), organic face soap, natural shampoos, natural/organic face products. I have learned a loot in this 6 years about my condition.
Read everything you can about it this way you guys will be able to be be educated in what is it that you have, and how to cure it. I will write back soon with feedback.
Replied by Chelsea
Santa Barbara, Ca
10/07/2009Posted by Pd Mom (Atascadero, Ca) on 07/20/2011
Many years ago I was diagnosed with Perioral Dermatitis. I took Tetracycline and discovered I was allergic to it when my whole body broke out into a rash after a few days. On the upside the PD went away.
A year & 1/2 ago my 1yr old twin daughters were fianlly diagnosed with Pediactric Perioral Dermatitis. Apparently it persents itself a bit differently in babies. Including bumps around the eyes. This is after they were kick out of daycare for "mystery rash". Then diagnosed as Atopic Dermatitis & used a steriod cream which made it much worse. We actually called it "scream cream". Finally, a Pediactric Dermatologist diagnosed it. At the same time mine came back. The prescribed Metronidazole cream took time but finally cleared it. A few months later it came back Clindamyacine lotion worked after a few weeks.
In the meantime, kids meds didn't work for me. I took some form of Doxycycine for like a month which worked for a bout 3 months then came back. I refused to use antibiotic again so Apple Cinder Vinegar worked well but didn't clear it & greek yogurt was awesome and help get a lot of the red out but not all. Stopped wearing make up, using facewash, floride toothpaste & all other products we use SLS free already. Violet Vxtract from HerbPharm help a lot too. Changed face regime to DermaE from problem skin and it REALLY made a HUGE differnce. Finally broke down and took a long course antibiotic again. It went away for many months.
This March it came back in me and one of my daughters at about the same time. I think it is wierd that we get this at the same time and about the same time of year I had it last year. This time the kid's Clindamycine helped keep it from being horrible but it was still back and not working at all on my daughter. It seems my skin acclimated to the DermaE. Next I changed skin products again now using COSMEDIX Benefit Clean and their Balancer (instead of moisturizer). My skin is amazing and quickly cleared up. I only get the occasional bump or two. Cleanser is not helping my daughter so I am going to try probiotics again, with the ACV (internal and external). With the toddler it's hard because you are always wiping their face so nothing can stay on for long. It's really sad because I know the PD really bothers her but I don't want to keep running for the antibiotics. I wonder if sunscreen could be the trigger? Thanks for reading my story. I'll let you know how this works.Replied by Kitty