I recently moved from a moldy apartment that had been affected by Hurricane Harvey. During the process I noticed a painful, itchy rash breaking out on the outside of my nose. It felt hot and raw and frankly, I wanted no part of it. I did an internet search and discovered Perioral Dermatitis. My next stop was Earthclinic and I tried several of the recommendations including coconut oil and an Aztec clay mask. They did nothing and my rash continued to grow.
That was until I found the one poster's comment here regarding a fungal infection that they had mis-self-diagnosed as Perioral Dermatitis. Immediately I jumped up and found a small unused tube of miconazole nitrate cream 2% I had on hand and I applied that to the rash. Within a few short minutes the hot, itchy feeling eased and within 30 minutes the burning was completely gone. I applied it one more time before bed and after cleaning my face with warm water. When I woke up the next morning the rash was about 65% gone! And what remained was less red and inflamed. I was fully healed in a few short days.
I share this with the hope it helps another. I am so grateful to the original poster. Many thanks.
I have had success curing perioral dermatitis with Jock Itch Cream, please make sure it contains the drug BUTENAFINE HYDROCHLORIDE (There are several Lotrimin products that do not contain this medication! )
Perioral dermatitis is a generic term for (dermatitus meaning rash & perioral meaning around the mouth).
Many times these rashes are misdiagnosed and really a fungus similar to jock itch, athletes foot or ring worm! Using hydrocortisone can help initially and then the rash rebounds and becomes worse!
Apple cider vinegar kills the bacteria temporarily but will not stop the grown completely!
Ultra with Butenafine Hydrochloride is the only thing that cured my rash. Keep the area totally dry after applying it. Do not use moisturizers or creams that keep the skin moist. Use a hair dryer to dry the Loritrimin after application! Blessings to you all!
I have been reading everyone's posts for 8 months and I swear I have tried EVERYTHING listed here-ACV, yogurt, probiotics, manuka honey, aloe, alcohol & peroxide, cutting out all sls, flouride, cinammon, spicy foods, pristine oral health, oregano oil, coconut oil.... NOTHING worked. Some things soothed it, but nothing made it go away. My dermatologist told me I had PD and of course gave me steriods and antibiotics- I read not to use steriods because they ultimately make it worse and the antibiotic cream did nothing- oral antibiotics gave me a whole body rash. For 8 long frustrating months I battled this "dermatitis" around my mouth and nostrils. It even traveled to my eyelid at one point. It finally just dawned on me that maybe it wasn't dermatitis at all, and that's why none of the remedies were working. I swear I don't know why I even bother going to the doctor anymore. I realized he hadn't even tested the rash in the first place, just was sure it was PD. If he had simply done a test to find out what was present on the skin, I wouldn't have struggled through 8 months of my life!!! I was reading something about athletes foot and it sounded much like the scales on my face- so I thought perhaps it was fungal. I applied Lotrimin Ultra and a perscription anti-fungal-ketoconazole cream 2% - that I had leftover from something else. I applied both to the affected area before bed, and by morning there was a marked improvement!!! I was thrilled. I applied am and pm for a week and it is TOTALLY GONE!!!!! TOTALLY GONE. So if nothing is working for you, perhaps it's not dermatitis at all. It is a FUNGUS growing in your skin- just like athlete's foot.
Hello, I want to share a remedy that worked for me:
I was suffering from perioal dermatitis for 4-5 months. It moved to my nose area towards the end. I tried using ACV and I believe it helped a bit. But what really worked for me was the Antifungal Lotion. In about 2 weeks of applying the lotion twice a day I'm now finally free of the dermatitis.