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Doxycycline 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any over-the-counter cure for rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis on face (facial dandruff)? Can I use sulfur soap? Ointment?
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
Yes: Yes it is but you should see your dermatologist for treatment suggestions. ...Read more
I was prescribed Elidel (pimecrolimus) for dermatitis on face but I may have rosacea too. Will the Elidel (pimecrolimus) make the rosacea worse? Many thanks
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
I was diagnosed with Perioral Dermatitis and prescribed Doxycycline 100mg 2X a day. No topical cream, wash with clear water. Day 3 no improvement.
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
f39,Dx perioral dermatitis, on doxycycline&metro gel 8mths!Last mth changed IUD to OC.my skin awful.full Tzone affected.HELP?is it P.derma?not itchy
Can't help u online: You need to be seen and examined, see your doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist, best wishes ...Read more
50mg oncexday doxycycline anti bacterial? I have perioral dermatitis for 2 years but don't want to kill gut bacteria. Is it only anti inflammatory?
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
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
What nutrient deficiencies cause perioral dermatitis? Will daily OTC multivitamin help? Any special diet that can improve/cure it?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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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