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hi, i hope someone could help me. i've just been diagnosed with a suspected case of perioral dermatitis (a rash around the mouth, including under/around the nose a.k.a POD) and have been prescribed 2 months worth of oxytetracycline tablets, 4 a day. i notice it had helped a lot of people suffering with acne, but i was wondering if anyone else has had the same problem and/or been given these drugs...did they work for you?
it's such a depressing thing to suffer with, i've had it for around 5 months (on and off)...i was given a steroid cream at first which helped a bit but then made it ten times worse. i was then given ketaconazole cream (for yeast/bacterial infections) which got rid of around 95% of problem...ofcourse, at the time no-one had mentioned POD so i contined to use make-up which has now flared the rash once again. tryed the cream again but this time it hasn't worked. after seeing yet another doctor, she said it could be POD and like i said, has given me oxtetracycline and said i won't see an improvement for around 4 weeks. sofar, taken the tablets for just over a week....and it seems to get better, then get worse....i don't know where i'm going wrong as i've made life-style changes to hopefully get it better (e.g. changing to a non-flouride toothpaste, wearing oil+colour+purfume free moisterizer and sacrificing make-up all together!).....
would appreciate any experiences or advice in this area. thanks.
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