Perioral Dermatitis
Natural Remedies

Goldenseal for Perioral Dermatitis

| Modified on Apr 29, 2023
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Goldenseal, found in capsule, powder or tincture form, can be used as a natural treatment for perioral dermatitis. Capsules can be taken internally. Powder can be mixed with a bit of water or olive oil and applied topically. Goldenseal tincture can also be applied topically. Use goldenseal at night. It may stain your face a yellow color. Goldenseal is an herbal antibiotic that is quite powerful. Use it responsibly as this herb has been over-harvested.

1 User Review

Posted by Leigh (San Diego, California, USA) on 04/06/2009

Hi, I have been suffering from outbreaks of terrible peri oral dermititis since I was 7 years old. The only thing that ever worked was the prescription the doctor gave me but I had to stay out of the sun, it was expensive to have to keep going back to the doctor and the side effects of the medicine were terrible. I tried the apple cider vinegar for awhile and it worked in keeping the dermititis from getting worse but it still was there and quite red and visible. The medicine the doctor gave me was an anti bacterial anti biotic so I thought since goldenseal was an anti bacterial I'd give it a try. I also heard someone else suggest a benzoyl peroxide cream at night on the dermitis so I found several products with that as the main ingredient. I've been taking 6 400 mg pills of goldenseal everyday, 2 with each meal. I also put the cream on heavily at night and leave it on when I sleep and I only wash my face with warm water and then wipe a cottonball of hydrogen peroxide over my whole face after washing. I do that once or twice a day. I'm also able to wear makeup with no irritation. The cream seems to crust the dermititis up really quick so it can fall off and the goldenseal works from the inside. I hope this works for everyone, I've been doing this for 5 days and it is almost entirely gone as if I had taken the prescription drugs. It is such an embarassing and annoying skin problem, I know it can affect one's self esteem so I hope for anyone that this works for them. Good luck!!