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I've been suffering from perioral dermatitis for about 6 months now. It started as a tiny patch almost flower shaped. I was given ache creams which irritated it more, antibiotics which just made me constipated and gave me cold sores and topical steroids which made it spread once I stopped using them. My GP even told me I was allergic to sunlight at one point!! After laughing that off and demanding to see a dermatologist for a 3rd opinion she diagnosed the chronic level of perioral dermatitis.
The rash is lots of tiny white headed blisters which are on my chin cheeks and nose. Pretty much 50% of my face is inflamed, bright red and extremely painful with natural facial movement.
Although I shouldn't, when it comes to having To attend parties or events where I'll be seeing a lot of people, I've been using a hydrocortisone cream a few days before the event which does clear it temporarily and makes it easier to cover with foundation. but then it does come back worse.
I've now been given the antibiotic Lymecycline 408mg to take once a day. So I'm praying this works.
I would love to know if there is any quick fixes to take the redness and inflammation and the general crusty girl look away whilst I'm on the antibiotics. I have to see a lot of people on a daily basis for work and at the Moment I've gone on long term sick because of the embarrassment and the anxiety that it's causing.
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