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What's the best oral antibiotic for perioral dermatitis?

What's the best oral antibiotic for perioral dermatitis?

Culture of Medicine: This is not how medicine works. There are so many variables that go into choosing the appropriate antibiotic for an individual patient. There is no such list as the 'best' antibiotic until the patient variables are taken into account. ...Read more

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Is using erythromycin tablets effective for perioral dermatitis ?

Is using erythromycin tablets effective for perioral dermatitis ?

Perioral Dermatitis: yes, this can be an effective treatment. It usually takes a prolonged tapering course of antibiotics to treat this condition. ...Read more

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Doxycycline or minocycline..Which is better for acne?

Doxycycline or minocycline..Which is better for acne?

Both fine: Never use an antibiotic as monotherapy for acne. Topical benzoyl peroxide is a good basis for your rx, with the antibiotic as an adjunct for a few weeks or months. ...Read more

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Is cefadroxil (duricef) for acne or eczema?

Is cefadroxil (duricef) for acne or eczema?

Really neither: But if anything i would guess for infected eczema. It is way overkill for acne. ...Read more

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Is sporanox ( itraconazole) an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis on face and scalp??

Is sporanox ( itraconazole) an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis on face and scalp??

No: Itraconazole is an antifungal drug and will not treat seborrehic dermatitis, if that is what you have. It would be prudent to see a doctor, especially a dermatologist. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Whats suggested shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic Dermatiti: Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is used in the treatment of dandruff, which can be a chronic and embarrassing condition that likely will not completely go away but can be successfully treated. Dandruff usually can be treated with over-the-counter medications.... ...Read more

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Some solution for seborrheic dermatitis?

Some solution for seborrheic dermatitis?

Many answers: There are otc shampoo etc for this condition but i often prescribe an antifungal cream or lotion for this condition. ...Read more

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Doxycycline and Topical Clobetasol Propionate for guttate psoriasis flare-up, back and shoulders have stubborn & unresponsive "folliculitis" now?

Doxycycline and Topical Clobetasol Propionate for guttate psoriasis flare-up, back and shoulders have stubborn & unresponsive "folliculitis" now?

I'm sorry: but this is the type of specific problem about which helpful advice can only be given if a specialist in psoriasis has the opportunity to examine you and your skin and review comprehensively what treatment has been given and it's effectiveness. Only then can further suggestions for treatment be given. Please continue working with your Dermatologist or get a 2nd opinion. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter cure for rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis on face (facial dandruff)? Can I use sulfur soap? Ointment?

Any over-the-counter cure for rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis on face (facial dandruff)? Can I use sulfur soap? Ointment?

Yes OTC: For patients with seborrheic dermatitis of the face, we suggest treatment with a low potency topical corticosteroid cream, a topical antifungal agent, or a combination of the two. ...Read more

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What's puva's value for atopic dermatitis?

What's puva's value for atopic dermatitis?

Help severe patients: Puva is a last resort therapy for patients with atopic dermatitis; most can be controlled and treated with other methods, and puva treatments increase the risk that a patient will develop skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. A study from japan in 1993 showed 81% of patients responded. Only an experienced dermatologist does this treatment. Link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8485113. ...Read more

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What's an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?

What's an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?

ANTIFUNGAL&STEROID C: You need to use anifungal shampoos if scalp is affected and skin rash you may need steroid cream with/without antifungal cream consult your dermatologist or family physician. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to doxycycline hyclate for Lyme disease?

Allergic reaction to doxycycline hyclate for Lyme disease?

Check with doctor: There are alternative antibiotics that you can take instead of doxycycline. Check with the doctor who prescribe it. ...Read more

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Best everyday shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Best everyday shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Any shampoo: Any shampoo will do. Pick the one you like. If you need a name, Head and Shoulders is as good as any. ...Read more

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Does flagyll clear up perioral dermatitis?

No: Dermatitis is an inflammation and not an infection. Topical steroids ointments treat dermatitis, not flagyl, which is an antibiotic particularly geared toward anaerobic infections. ...Read more

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What topical other than metrogel or finacea works for rosacea?

What topical other than metrogel or finacea works for rosacea?

Alpha lipoic acid: Other topical treatments such as Alpha lipoic acid preparations are also effective in decreasing the redness encountered in rosacea. It should be combined with an anti-inflammatory diet rich in essential fatty acids. ...Read more

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What can I do for my perioral dermatitis? Tried topical Elecon cream, PO doxycycline, and topical Flagyl with no success. Help! :(

What can I do for my perioral dermatitis? Tried topical Elecon cream, PO doxycycline, and topical Flagyl with no success. Help! :(

Need to examine : It is not feasible to provide a full option without examining you. You may try over the counter multivitamins, in case it is due to nutritional deficiency. If that doesn't help, it would be prudent to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Perioral Dermatitis and prescribed Doxycycline 100mg 2X a day. No topical cream, wash with clear water. Day 3 no improvement.

I was diagnosed with Perioral Dermatitis and prescribed Doxycycline 100mg 2X a day. No topical cream,  wash with clear water. Day 3 no improvement.

Perioral dermatitis: Is a none specific diagnosis hence etiology of the cause may not be obvious to the treating physician. That said it may be okay to give it a few more days if still no improvement notify treating physician or seek a second opinion ...Read more

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Doxycycline and extreme vaginal itching? Should I d/c use? Prescribed for perioral dermatitis

Doxycycline and extreme vaginal itching? Should I d/c use? Prescribed for perioral dermatitis

Likely yeast: Antibiotics are a common cause of yeast infections. The antibiotics can disrupt the natural balance of bacteria that live in the vagina and therefore allow yeast to take advantage of the change and develop into a vaginal infection. Is the doxy a short-term course or for a long-term treatment? Speak to your doctor before discontinuing your medication. ...Read more

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Perioral dermatitis/saw gp who prescribed doxycycline. Scared of getting side effects. I get panic anxiety & take diazepam when need. ok with doxy?

Yes: Yes, doxycycline and diazepam can be used together. Perioral dermatitis is a very frustrating skin condition. Take your medicine as prescribed, avoid putting any products on your face, wash with only water and avoid topical steroids on the face. ...Read more

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Perioral dermatitis - how fast does doxycyline work?

Perioral dermatitis - how fast does doxycyline work?

Depends: If it is an infection then the Doxycycline might be of benefit, but it might not target the specific bacteria on the skin. If it is simply an irritant or allergic reaction, then Doxycycline will have no effect. ...Read more

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Dx perioral dermatits. prescription doxycycline & metrogel. What can I do for other conditions for which i was using dermotic, kenalog (triamcinolone) & flonase? Miserable.

Dx perioral dermatits. prescription doxycycline & metrogel. What can I do for other conditions for which i was using dermotic, kenalog (triamcinolone) & flonase? Miserable.

Peri-oral dermatitis: I'll need more informations about the cause of this dermatitis and the exact location. Children who lick their circum-oral skin has a persistent rash. Adults who rub and blow their noses on tissue papers many times a days get rash above their upper lips due to abrasive effect of the tissue papers. Allergy to lipsticks and make ups should also be considered. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of perioral dermatitis?

Perioral dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis (pod) is a chronic papulopustular and eczematous facial dermatitis mainly around the mouth.It mostly occurs in women, although a distinct papular variant occurs in children.The clinical and histologic features of the perioral dermatitis lesions resemble those of rosacea. Patients require systemic and/or topical treatment, an evaluation of the underlying factors, and reassurance. ...Read more

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I have perioral dermatitis what should I do ?

I have perioral dermatitis what should I do ?

Perioral Dermatitis: this condition is best treated with a prolonged tapering dose of antibiotics. You need to see your doctor or a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between perioral dermatitis and herpes around the mouth?

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How can you tell the difference between perioral dermatitis and herpes around the mouth?

Lotion: Dermatitis usual resolves with lotion. Herpetic lesions usual recur in the same region and does not improve with lotion. Herpes lesions improve with antiviral medication. ...Read more

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What nutrient deficiencies cause perioral dermatitis? Will daily OTC multivitamin help? Any special diet that can improve/cure it?

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No: Cause for perioral dermatitis is still obscure.. It may clear up by itself in months or years. Application of topical antibiotics, e.g., erythromycin ointment helps healing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink distilled water? I have perioral dermatitis and dr. Said to say away from fluoride, and I live with fluorinated water.

Is it safe to drink distilled water? I have perioral dermatitis and dr. Said to say away from fluoride, and I live with fluorinated water.

Yes: Yes it is safe to drink distilled water. I have never heard of Fluoride causing perioral dermatitis. It is more likely that it is some other ingrediate in your toothpaste. Some people are allergic to ingredients found in whitning and tarter control toothpastes. It may also be a food you are allergic to. Fluoride is a very unlikley candidate for this problem. ...Read more

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My doctors say that I have perioral dermatitis, but I have cracks of corners of lips, and then it spread around lips. Can it be cheilitis?

My doctors say that I have perioral dermatitis, but I have cracks of corners of lips, and then it spread around lips. Can it be cheilitis?

Cheilitis: Perioral dermatitis is papules, pustules or scaling patches around the mouth, nose and sometimes on the eyelids. Cracks in the corners of lips is cheilitis. Cracks can form from dryness, use of strong flavored or alcohol-containing mouthwashes, dental appliances such as braces or dentures and licking. Cracks get inflamed due to saliva, bacteria and yeast and irritants in saliva. ...Read more

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What can cause perioral dermatitis?

Not clear.: The exact cause of perioral dermatitis is not known. However, it may appear after strong topical steroid creams are applied to the face to treat other conditions. (strong topical steroids should never be applied to the face.) the Fluoride in toothpaste is sometimes blamed, but i think it is rarely (if ever) the cause. ...Read more

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What should I do about perioral dermatitis?

Perioral dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis is a relative of rosacea. It occurs most commonly around the mouth, but can also be around the nose or eyes as well. Because it can be dry or flaky, it is often treated as eczema with topical steroids or heavy moisturizers which make it worse. It is treated with oral antibiotics and topical rosacea medications. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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