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Natural Remedies for Perioral Dermatitis

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Grapefruit Seed Extract   9  0   

Posted by Leki (Greenville, Sc, Usa) on 04/05/2010

[YEA]  I have had a moderate case of Perioral Dermatitis (PD) primarily around my nose and on my upper lips area for over 8 months. It began in early June of 2009 about half way through my third pregnancy. Not knowing what it was, I thought I just had dry irritated bumpy red skin around my nostrils and I began to keep it in check using lotion. This helped keep the redness down, but the bumps were still there - it also began to need increasing amounts of lotion to have an effect. I made the mistake of putting hydrocortisone on it about three months into the progression of the rash. As others have noted I saw immediate improvement, but it got worse ten fold as soon as I stopped the hydrocortisone.

I went in quest of a diagnosis and of course a cure. I immediately discovered that I had a textbook case of PD and that the hydrocortisone was the WORST thing I could have done. I read some of the posts on PD and began a treatment plan in early February. I quit ALL creams and lotions, cut out ALL Sodium Laurel Sulfates, Stopped using fluoride toothpaste and drinking fluoridated water (most city H2O is fluoridated). I read all about the Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and began to try it topically and internally for three weeks. During this time my PD got progressively worse and I became depressed, feeling that I may never rid myself of this terrible skin condition. Around the beginning of March I decided to give up on the ACV and to try something else.

I continued to stay away from all SLS products and Fluoride, and I then tried the Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) remedy- which was a bit of a stretch as there are not many posts on GSE in the dermatitis section of this website, but I found extensive discussion on GSE in the Melasma threads. I started the treatment of 20 drops in a small glass of H2O (@ 4 oz.) 5 times daily 1 hour after eating and 1 hour before eating again - Yes, GSE tastes terrible, but I decided that I'd rather deal with a nasty taste for a few minutes a few times a day than to feel like I had to hide my face for the rest of my life. I just chug it down and drink a few glasses of water afterwards to wash my mouth out. I also started a topical application at the same time - 10 drops in 1 TBSP of H2O well shaken and then dabbed on with my fingertip. The 1 TBSP mix usually lasts about 4 -5 days. I would use a Q-tip to apply it to the inside of my nostrils as it seemed I had the same bumps up inside of my nose as well as around the base and on the skin between my nose and lips. I washed my face with only warm water and was very tender with touching the PD affected area. Within 2 days I saw enough improvement to feel comfortable going out in public again - I would say 50% back to normal. Within a week it was at a level that was really only noticeable to me - 80% to 90% gone.

I have kept up with this treatment for the last four weeks and I have seen continued improvement. I would say that within the last week I can finally claim that my PD is 100% GONE! I am so relieved and feel a heavy weight off of my shoulders. Part of the depressing aspect of this condition is the great mystery surrounding it - on all the Dermatology sites there is conflicting info on successful medical treatments and it seems that everyone deals with recurrence. I feel much more comfortable with natural remedies in general and especially as a nursing mother. I am confident that should I experience recurrence the GSE will again be able to put the PD into remission.

I have also abstained from alcohol during the last three weeks as well as spicy foods (Thai curries and mexican salsas etc.) as I felt that I had a bit of a relapse after the first week of treatment when I had a glass of wine and ate a Spicy curry dish. I will begin to add these back into my diet in a few weeks to see what type of effect they have on my PD once it has been cleared for an extended period. I'll write back to let everyone know my findings.

I have begun to taper off of the GSE and am now only doing the 20 drops in 4 oz. H20 four times a day and topical application twice daily. I plan to keep up the treatment over the next two months gradually decreasing to NO daily internal or external use of the GSE and see how that goes. As I have read more and more and fought with this condition over the past few months I have come to believe that for some cases such as mine there very well may be a nano-insect at fault as Ted from Bangkok suggests.

Right now I am pleased to say that my face looks completely NORMAL and the overall condition of my skin is better than it has been in ages. Thank you to Earth Clinic for having such a wonderful site with so much rich information being shared. And to everyone out there with PD - there is HOPE! Try Grapefruit Seed Extract! It has been my miracle cure!

Posted by Selena K
Manchester, England
06/03/2011
hi I have a form of dermatitis particularly around my peri-oral area, and wish to try grape fruit seed extract. I am from england. is this the same as grape seed extract? thanks
Posted by Dennin
Temecula, Ca
06/03/2011
I have had the peri-oral dermatitis on and off for 10 years or more. The dermatologist previously (twice, two different years) gave me an anti-fungal cream which usually ended it, for a moment! I have experienced it this past year once again. I use regular old baking soda to wash my body. Guess what, the darn stuff is GONE. I use only baking soda to cleanse my body and I have experienced lots of skin things disappear! I use baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and sodium chlorite (activated) for teeth cleansing & mouthwash too. I have also used the 3% hydrogen peroxide as an inhalant mist ( you want energy, do this stuff) and 35% mixture for lots of stuff. I try many, many alternative healing methods. I am about to tackle the TMJ again with Ted's protocol. I love this site. I follow healing methods for my cats also. This site is the bomb.

I'm looking for a glass bottle to store my Hydrogen peroxide in for my inhalant so it stays more stabilized and is purse size. Gonna start inhaling like crazy, want to clean out my lungs. I've even tried the intravenous hydrogen drip a few years ago. You guys write it up and if I find validity in the process I am going to try it. Natural healing is what the body understands.

God bless.

Posted by Laurel (Oakland, California, U.s.a) on 02/04/2010

[YEA]  I had a persistent case of perioral dermatitus (self-diagnosed...no health insurance). It was very painful and unsightly and I'm thrilled to report that Earth clinic saved the day! I washed my face with warm water and 5 drops of liquid grapefruit seed extract, morning and night for a week and my problem disappeared! It stings a bit but it was fast and effective. I've read that people have had negative experiences with the steroids and antibiotics that are often prescribed for this problem. GSE not only got the job done but at a bargain price!

Posted by Sherrinav
Wilmington, Nc, United States
11/01/2010
[SIDE EFFECTS]   Did anyone experience stinging or itching from the gse even if you rinse it off? I've had PD for a few years. It started with a little noticeable redness around the crease of my nose. No one else really noticed. It also had the watery bumps occasionally. I didn't know it but I also have it around my chin area below the crease of my mouth, which the dermatologist pointed out with her magnification mirror. She prescribed tetracycline the first time, which really cleared it up nicely but made me gain weight and tired. So I stopped and it came back worse.

She then gave me doxycycline which also cleared it up nicely, but it had the same side effects. When I stopped taking it (because I'd rather have a little rash around my nose than be fat and lazy)it came back worse than ever. Now I can see it below my mouth and everwhere else, cheeks, forehead too.

So I began to search for the cure naturally. I started taking probiotics and yogurt - on the face and eating it. The yogurt mask really calming and soothing and made my skin look pretty good considering, but didn't cure it. ACV agrevated it. I tried it for two weeks and it did not make it any better. I will probably continue yogurt mask every now and then just for the pleasure of it. It's been two days since I first used GSE. The first day I used 10 drops in a tablespoon of water dabbed on with fingertip. The second day (today)was the same solution dabbed on with cottonball - it stung a little but felt really itchy/crawly and turned fire red. I could see red spots I'd never seen before! So I rinsed it off with water and applied coconut oil which helped a tiny bit. It still felt itchy and "crawly" the rest of the day which I was imagining the GSE to be annoying and killing the nano-insect if there are any, lol. Anyone else have that sensation? It looks worse now than it ever has. I'm hoping it is the gets worse before better thing.

Posted by Nikaya
Aurora, Or
02/15/2011
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   I have had subhorreic dermatitis for about a year on the back of my head and around the top of my left ear. I have used a couple different prescriptions that made the itching bareable and kept the oozing to a minimum (sorry that's gross, I know). A friend told me about GSE so I figured I'd give it a try on this as well as some atopic dermatitis on my legs. It did wonders for my head and helped my legs some too (though I didn't stick with it and it flared up again, time to get back to it I suppose). I also experienced the stinging/burning but I've found that dilluting a bit more can make a world of difference. I read that it's very powerful in small amounts so it doesn't need to be extremely concentrated to work. I just rinse my hands with water then put a few drops of GSE on my hands and rub them together. Then I just rub my damp hands over my legs or head. You can also put a dilluted solution in a spray bottle (worked nicely for my head). I'd recommend playing around with the concentration that feels good as you don't want to irritate the skin more than it is already. If it burns, water it down a bit (I've read you can diluted it in olive or coconut oil too but haven't tried that). If you don't feel anything, maybe add a couple more drops? I personally like to feel a little tingle but no burn. Good luck!
Posted by Leki
Greenville, Sc
02/19/2011
You should both try taking the solution internally in combination with a topical application. And, YES - there is a "crawly" sensation on the skin when the diluted GSE is applied - it will abate within about 15 or so minutes. Just bear through it to get the full effect of the treatment - just like you have to bear through the bad taste when you drink it. I always tried to think of these minor issues in terms of a cost/benefit ratio. Well worth the end result in my mind. Best of luck to you in curing your PD!

Posted by Bonni (Mcminnville, OR) on 02/14/2009

[YEA]  grapefruit seed extract and shea butter: I have had pd for almost a year now. My doctor tries to prescribe me this erythromyacin topical which just dryes your skin to nothing. Finally I got grapefruit seed extract and followed the facial rinse directions behind the front label. I wash my face at night, do the grapefruit thing. then when my face is dry I apply this awesome shea butter called Karite gold for perioral dermatitis. Within two days my pd has gotten beautiful results. I recomend this gentle remedy for anyone. I also only wash my face with water and excercise regularly. Hope this can help you!

Posted by Karalynne
Dallas, Tx
01/11/2011
Where can I find Karite Gold? I can't find any in the Dallas area. I am originally from Oregon, and was wondering where you got it....Thanks, K

Posted by Rebekah (Melbourne, Australia) on 04/05/2008

[YEA]  After taking Grapefruit Seed Extract for two days my perioral dermatitis (that i have battled with for two years) disappeared.....and i mean gone !!! I almost couldn't believe it myself but i am keen to share this "miracle" cure with other people suffering similar skin conditions. Take orally in 250ml of water , 8-10 drops of the oil twice daily. I had no luck with the ACV for my skin but grapefruit seed extract did the trick !!!

Grapeseed Oil   1  0   

Posted by Nicole (Canterbury, CT) on 08/27/2014

[YEA]  It's insane. I've dealt with this for about 2 yrs now and tried everything!!! All natural makeup, facewash, shampoo etc.... had people tell me olive oil too but within 5 mins of grapeseed oil my face wasn't dry or irritated!!! Humidity definitely starts mine up, but grapeseed oil was amazing for my chin arnd my nose with my dermatitis!

Green Tea   5  0   

Posted by Nalita (Hollywood, CA) on 08/13/2008

[YEA]  08.13.08: Just wanted to say thank you!! I've had this rash on my eye for over three months, just last night after searching the internet, I found out it was perioral dermatitis. Found this website, went and grabbed a green tea bag, made my tea and almost instantly my dermatitis went away. I had stopped using all eye gels, make up etc so it wasnt flared up but still I didnt know how to make it dissappear. I'm 31, so I am very thankful to find this cure out now with my first instance of it.

Posted by Sherry (Vancouver, Washington) on 03/15/2008

[YEA]  I have been drinking grn tea for about 3 weeks now. I love the taste and feel energized when I drink it. The reason I started to drink it was actually for the tea bag itself. I put it on my face when my perioral dermititis flares up. Dries it up in a few days. I use the same tea bag all day long and just put it on my face whenever I have a minute.

Posted by Shelley (Aurora, Illinois) on 10/18/2007

[YEA]  I have to tell you all I have had Perioral Dermatitis for over 10 years on and off and only able to get rid of it by use of antibotics. I have tried EVERYTHING trust me! I can finally say after all these years that Liann from Australia was right, Green Tea cured my Perioral Dermititis! I simply drank the green tea (Yogi brand is my favorite) and then would constantly put a wet tea bag on my face as much as possible 5 or so bags a day maybe 30-40 times on the face a day and after about 2-3 days I started to see improvement and after about 10 days it was gone completely! Anyone who has had this Perioral Dermititis knows how hard it is to rid, so I am just so happy about these results I had to share. One other thing I think that helps is to stay away from sugar & starches. Sugar is a killer on the immunity. Thank you Lianne!!!!

Posted by Andie
Texas
10/20/2014
[YEA]   WOW! Green tea works!!! I've had this horrific red rash on my t-zone for two months. Steroid creams made it worse. Went to fam doc first then derm and same thing... Doxycycline, metro gel, desonide.... Nothing worked! I desperately looked online and found your thread. I feel like I won the lottery, seriously. I drank two cups of green tea and then dabbed the bags on my face e ery chance I got and within hours the redness and itching went away! This am I just looked and it looks better than it has in 2 months!!! I'm a believer in the power of green tea! Many, many Thanks and Hugs!

Posted by Lianne (Melbourne, Australia) on 07/11/2007

[YEA]  I have had perioral dermatitis on and off for 5 or more years. I find that topical application of green tea is amazing. I keep a tea bag in the fridge after wetting it, and apply it as often as permits. At night I apply it liberally. Obviously there are limitations as your face will look green after you put it on, but you can wash it off at any stage. The perioral dermatitis just dries up after a few days. It's not perfect but better than antibiotics.

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Posted by Therese (Phoenix, AZ) on 07/14/2009

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I am, unfortunately, one of those poor uneducated souls who smeared Flucinode ointment (a steroid) on the dermatitis for six months daily and then stopped it cold-turkey. The area surrounding my mouth, both eyes, the bridge of my nose and my entire right cheek swelled a nearly a half inch outward within three days of stopping and has been raging ever since. In desperation for ANY type of relief, I visited this site countless times searching for an alternative treatment for perioral dermatitis and tried just about everything that was suggested: apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, green tea bags, yogurt masks, manuka honey, ice (instead of a cold shower) and diaper rash cream. I experienced the most positive results with the ACV but it completely dried out my skin and caused pain of a different caliber.

My suffering has continued for a little over two weeks now but I have FINALLY stumbled upon something that is working!!!! When I looked at the corners of my swollen, itchy, red and drooping eyelids in the mirror this morning, I remembered a trick from my modeling career 25 years ago: hemorrhoidal cream smeared on the eyelids makes for a quick "eye tuck" refresher. I figured it couldn't hurt worse than anything else I've tried so . . . HALLELUJAH! I realize this treatment could lend itself as the butt of a few jokes (pun intended), but if you're as desperate as I have been, I recommend you give it a try: it shrinks tissue (dries), it moisturizes, and it addresses itching and pain. I put the cream on once this morning and didn't feel the desire to reapply until this evening, approximately 8 hours later, when the itching started up again. While I know this cream is not a cure, it certainly has given me relief throughout the day and my face looks so much better.

For a long term solution or cure, my dermatologist prescribed a strong antibiotic to be taken orally for 3 to 6 months (with no guarantee that it would alleviate the dermatitis for good). I refuse to participate in this kind of experimentation. Thus, within the last two weeks, I have started flooding my system with probiotics via supplements and foods. I have cut ALL caffeine, refined sugar and alcohol from my diet as well. I am not ready to give up fruit just yet but I'm certainly working toward embracing a whole foods diet after this very painful experience. I don't have outward skin symptoms of psiorisis, but I do have psioratic arthritis. For sure, this and perioral dermatitis are chronic conditions that will not magically disappear on their own. For the record, I am an otherwise healthy, 45 year old female, post menopausal (surgical) who regularly runs marathons. I definitely want to encourage anyone reading this to hang in there: change your diet, keep or start exercising, and by all means, try the hemorrhoidal cream!

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Posted by BZ (Passaic, NJ) on 03/22/2009

[YEA]  I am going to first say how I got POD in case it will help anyone realize what is going on with them (so they can learn from my experience). Then, I will say what I did/ am currently doing to get rid of it (as of now, I am 95% better):

I used 2.5 % hydrocortisone cream on my face for a couple of months (to treat a minor eczema) and flared after stopping to use it. Unfortunatley, I did not know that the flaring was due to a "withdrawl reaction" that I now am aware of, and made an emergency appt. with a GP who gave me fluocinonide .05% to relieve the itching. First of all, if your doc gave you this, apparantly, you are NOT supposed to use it on your face (of course, I learned this too late as well). I used it for a couple of months (big no no, but I received no instructions from the doc) and my face flared into full blown perioral dermatitis (POD) after I stopped. The burning was so unbearable, I can't even describe it. Here is what I did that worked:

First, I weaned off steroid creams. I took 2.5% cortisone twice a day for a week, then reduced it to once a day in addition to 1% OTC Hydrocortisone cream (once a day) for a couple of days, until I used the 1% cream once a day and then ceased to take it alltogether. This made the withdrawl rection more bearable. Be kind to yourself and wean off. Do not stop cold turkey- I did that the first time and it was so unbearable, I can't even decribe it.

The yogurt mask is good in the beginning during the "withdrawl reaction" period b/c it is cold and relieves the burning. It made my face dry and peel, but it made me feel better. I did not put on ANY coverup or moisturizer during this period. I did this mask every day for about 1.5 weeks and did nothing else. I'm not sure if it improved the POD, but it was relieving. I used ___ organic apple cider vinegar topically 2 times a day. It does make the area looked more red initially, but long term it helped me. It also burns like crazy. I took it a couple times internally (1 tsp in 8 oz) but not consistently. After two weeks of using the acv, I definately saw improvement, but I reached a point where the POD was not getting better or worse. I decided to start using manuka honey. I put it on every day for a couple of hours and/or slept with it on for about a week. It's uncofortable having honey on your face, but I really wanted it to go away. Currently, I am not 100% better yet, but I am about 95% improved (Thank G-d!). The combo of acv and manuka honey was good for me. Make sure to get the honey with at least 100mg/kg methylglyoxal, which is apparently the minimum amount of methylglyoxal necessary for antibacterial activity. (I read a lot about this manuka honey before getting it, so make sure to get a good one. _______). I'm still using the manuka honey every day and occasionally using acv topically. I also started taking acv (1 tsp in 8 oz) a couple days ago to get rid of it for good.

I was literally in tears from the pain of POD and couldn't take looking at myself in the mirror. I wish everyone suffering for this a speedy recovery, and hope you all can learn from my experience.

p.s. If you are currently on antibiotics, do not stop. You must finish your course of treatment or you will select for antibiotic resistant bacteria and then be in real trouble. I saw a lot of ppl. post that antibiotics didn't help them and immediately thought that I should just make sure ppl. know not to stop antibiotics if they are already on them.

Good luck and G-d Bless:)

Posted by Erica
Central, Ma
08/06/2009
Ive been researching the Manuka Honey and am very interested. I can buy it online for about $50 total but i found out Whole Foods carries one for $19.99 it says its active and from NZ but nothing else....i dont know if that is what i want, with the most antibacterial "stuff" in it as is reccommended. Any suggestions or advice??

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Posted by Erin (Phoenix, Arizona) on 06/21/2008

[YEA]  Raw Honey and Grapefruit seed extract is curing my Perioral Dermatitis. I had used steriod creams on my face for about one year not knowing it was causeng the problem. I had to cease the use of the cream and let my rash come out completely for about one week. I think this is the most important part of the healing process, I used no soaps or floride at this time, I did use the GFS ocasionaly as it helps with flaking. After one week I began using GFS 10 drops in 1 tablespoon topically twice daily, I also used yogurt toplically for about a week which really helped. I am now using raw salted honey at night. 1/4 tsp raw honey dash of salt and about 1/4 - 1/2 tsp of water. I leave the solution on my rash for a few hours then I add some water so it is not so sticky and leave it on overnight. This has worked greatly in the past two days, the honey is really getting rid of the redness. I am so excited I thought I was going to have to just deal with this forever. I will update if anything changes.

Posted by Shahin25
Chicago, Il
08/02/2011
I started using ACV & now I added raw honey on my face all day long (b/c I never go out w/ this face). I have been using it for 5 days now & it is really helping with the redness. I now have pink outline though. I am really hoping it goes back to my regular skin tone. I'm going to start taking biotin (I heard it does wonders for the redness). I also have been waiting for manuka honey to come that is why I used the raw honey (just for the time being). If this doesn't go away I will use GSE maybe it will work well since my PD is not as severe anymore, but it still is pretty sturbborn.

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Posted by Izabela (Melbourne) on 09/28/2013

I have had perioral dermatitis since March 2013. I know that the root cause of it stemming from my digestive system. I've become allergic to almost all food. Leaky gut symptoms and so on. The POD comes and goes depending on how well I'm doing to with my digestion.

I have just started applying Hydrogen Peroxide to the bumps and I can say that within minutes, there is a difference. The bumps get smaller and less inflamed and the skin around them goes back to normal instead of being red. I use 3% from the supermarket. Is it a cure? I don't know. I have only had one application as described above. A cotton swab held on bump for a few minutes.

I am taking ACV internally and not externally because it just irritates my skin and smells bad.

I will be putting raw milk kefir onto the area later on in the day as a mask. Hopefully, I can report in a few days with some positive news.

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Posted by Laurenmichele1 (Carlsbad, Ca, Us) on 02/02/2011

[YEA]  I suffered with Perioral Dermatitis for years. My dermatilogist gave me creams and antibiotics that would help the rash, but it always ended up reappearing. I found this site after researching dermatitis remedies. I tried applying greek yogurt, diaper rash cream, apple cider vinegar, violet extract and nothing helped! Finally, I decided to stop using everything on my face and just wash my face with water and apply no lotion. After a couple weeks, the dermatis was totally gone! My face would get so dry I used my son's really healthy lotion and my face broke out again! So I decided my dermatits was caused by something in lotion, healthy or not, and I have been dermatitis free since!

I can not stress how much Earth Clinic has helped my family. We now use molasses, ACV, raw honey, coconut oil, turmeric and a netti pot on a regular basis! Thank you Earth Clinic and everyone who has posted on this site. We are forever grateful!

Posted by Ana
Seattle, Wa
05/13/2011
Hi there, I'm glad you got rid of the PD. Did you have any bumps or pimples? I've had PD for 5 years now and have tried everything recommended on the blogs. (thanks to everyone). But even though different treatments help some, for some others they don't help. I'm thinking maybe our conditions are different.

I have inflammation around my mouth and laugh lines but never had any bumps or pustules. So I was thinking of not putting anything on my face and see how that works. PD is believed to be a result of heavy creams/oils (sometimes) as well and natural products like Beeswax and jojoba oil, etc. Some people are sensitive to any products with these ingredients.

Anyway, please let me know if ''not putting anything on your face'' is still working. Thanks a million! :)

Ana

Posted by Hellevi
Tallinn, Estonia
07/21/2011
Hey everyone, I've had PD since October 2010. It started off with tiny tiny pimples and red rash around one side of my nose. First I thought it's some kind of allergy so I just let it be in the hope that it would dissappear soon, but it didn't. So I went to the doctors and they gave me Cortisone cream (a cream that I would put on 3x a day) and Claritin (tablets for allergy). It helped. The rash was gone literally in 4 days. Then it reappeared and it was worse than before. Now I had red rash on both sides of my nose and I've had it since January. I've tried different diets, apple cider vinegar, grapefruit seed extract, zinc oxide (Dermilon Paste), and 2 other cosmetic creams that are meant to soothe the rash. Nothing has helped so far and its sooo frustrating.

Like Lauren, I've also noticed that if I use no creams and clean my face just with water, it gets better, but then I think I could speed the healing process up by applying cream and if I do that, it just gets worse. Maybe I should just let it be and hope and pray that it would go away. It's good to know though that I'm not alone in this. What scares me is that some people have said they've had it for years. Good luck everyone! Fingers crossed, hope we beat this annnnoying PD.

Posted by Rn123 (Calgary, Ab) on 11/12/2010

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I have been afflicted with POD for about 6 yrs now. At the beginning I tried all the prescribed ointments & oral medication (eurethrmycin? and tetracycline), but these never quite cured it. I'd be ok until I went off the meds, then it would flare back up, but each time the meds became less effective and I started to notice severe stomach cramping (side effects) so I went cold turkey on all meds.

Finally I self diagnosed the root of the problem and it was the vaseline I was using as a lip balm for years. Within a week of switching to an organic olive oil based lip balm, I was back to normal and haven't had a problem until now, 2 yrs later. I've continued to use an organic lip balm, but have perhaps developed an allergy to one of these 3 ingredients (olive oil, castor oil & beeswax). Has anyone experienced a problem with these ingredients as well?

Also, my POD is not as severe as before, but this time my lips are actually blistering and so tight & dry that I can hardly open my mouth to eat anymore, and smiling/laughing are out of the question! I would love any help I can get!

Posted by Tracy
Fort Worth, Texas
12/19/2010
I have also found that the beeswax is a problem for me. My lips would swell and become even more dry and sore after using it.
Posted by Jessie
Vacaville, Ca
02/28/2012
Hi there. I discovered castor oil makes my PoD break out. I was trying a new facial cleansing method with oilve oil and castor oil and the next morning I was all red and bumpy again. I use oilve oil as a moisturizer all the time, so it had to be the castor oil. Coconut oil also makes the bumps bigger and more sore. I can use it on the rest of my body and be fine, but can't get a drop of it on my face. I was using tea tree oil and it seems to dry it up but it's been weeks and I'm still not clear. So now I'm gonna try the ACV and yogurt.


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