Doxycycline for perioral dermatitis

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I have been on Doxycycline for 1 month now for perioral dermatitis and have stopped all creams and face washes,even changed my shampoo and toothpaste, so nothing with SLS in it. I also only use distilled water to wash my face,I am still slightly red and sometimes it even gets really red and inflammed still for no appearent reason, Should I go bacjk to Dr and get my meds changed or is this still normal for only 1 month on antibiotics?
Scrubbing should be avoided. Doxycycline is the preferred antibiotic for perioral dermatitis but minocycline can also be used. In unresponsive and granulomatous forms, oral isoterinoin may also be considered. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
A mild soap or soap substitute, such as Dove or Cetaphil should be used for washing. Scrubbing should be avoided. Doxycycline is the preferred antibiotic for perioral dermatitis but minocycline can also be used. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
Hello, Perioral dermatitis is a chronic papulopustular and eczematous facial dermatitis. Treatment consists of oral antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. A mild soap or soap substitute, such as Dove or Cetaphil should be used for washing. Scrubbing should be avoided. If the symptoms are not controlled by topical antibiotics, then oral antibiotics may be needed. We usually prescribe doxycyline and hence you should not worry about this. Hope it helps. Take care and regards.
I am a male and in my teens and have Perioral dermatitis which I have read is uncommon, I know exactly how I got the skin condition from to much use of a Steroidal topical cream, I am now going through my second flare up - my last flare was about 2 years ago around this time, I think the flare up was caused by chlorinated water, which I read is not good for this condition I have been struggling to keep this condition under control and my treatment from my last time does not seem to be working, w
3rd visit she said stop using Elocon, still on doxycycline. I now Have been off Elocon for 54 days. Rash has 0 pimples, have been testing with Cleocin T & Metrolotion. Metrolotion burns my rash & makes it worse, Cleocin seems to work better. Before using Metro, the rash was light pink, and looking better. Tried Metrolotion 1 night, two days ago and rash is red again. Last visit to derm, she is convinced it is not POD, but does not know what the rash is.
Does anyone know a treatment for perioral dermatitis that does not involve antibiotic? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/242755'>Is this Perioral Dermatitis?</a>.
Hello, From the symptoms it can be perioral dermatitis. Perioral dermatitis like acne is a chronic papulopustular and eczematous facial dermatitis. It mostly effects women and appear around the nose, mouth and eyes. Treatment consists of oral antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. A mild soap or soap substitute, such as Dove or Cetaphil should be used for washing. Scrubbing should be avoided. Doxycycline is the preferred antibiotic for perioral dermatitis but minocycline can also be used.
I have had perioral dermatitis for over a year now and have been prescribed three different tetracyclines and a sulphur drug but the condition persists. Do you have any suggestions about what I might try next? Thank you.
I am presently taking doxycycline for periroral dermatits, which I've had for about two months. The rash seems to slowly be clearing. Are you suggesting that one avoid moisturizers and such forever, even once the rash has cleared up? I just turned 50 and my skin is dry. I've stopped all use of moisturizers while I am treating this, but living in Maine, I can't imagine my skin enduring Maine winters without the use of a moisturizer.
Meanwhile i developped perioral dermatitis. A dermatologist advise me to take doxycycline which is out of the question since this antibiotic can cause a flare of the SLE. Is there any other, alternative antibiotic i could use for this skin condition i have? Thanks you very much.
Scrubbing should be avoided. Doxycycline is the preferred antibiotic for perioral dermatitis but minocycline can also be used. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
I've had perioral dermatitis for about three-four months now and I am finally noticing it disappearing. It's about gone on my chin, but now its just around my nose and above my mouth. I had a very bad/heavy case of POD this year because I used steroids for my eczema. Now that I am noticing it disappearing... and since it was such a bad case of POD, could it possibly ever scar? What are my chances of it scarring? Or will it just fade completely after a while? Thanks!
Doxycycline is the preferred antibiotic for perioral dermatitis but minocycline can also be used. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
A mild soap or soap substitute, such as Dove or Cetaphil should be used for washing. Scrubbing should be avoided. Doxycycline is the preferred antibiotic for perioral dermatitis but minocycline can also be used. In unresponsive and granulomatous forms, oral isoterinoin may also be considered. Pimecrolimus cream can also be used. I suggest you to consult a dermatologist and discuss these treatment options with your dermatologist.
he told me the doctor should have taken a culture swab form the infected area. he treated me for PERIORAL DERMATITIS and told me to STOP tasking all of the medication i was previously prescribed. thats $650 out of pocket i had to waste. did i mention i hadnt worked al week because of the emotional trauma of having a gnarly rash growing on my face. at this point i was just plain depressed. a recluse, couldnt even leave my own bedroom.
) (this was a month ago) I was diagnosed with perioral dermatitis and given 100mg doxy. once a day for a month and Klaron. Over the course of treatment I felt as though the klaron was irritating my cheeks (where I didn't really have any issues until I started treatment, but was putting the lotion there anyway thinking it would kepe it form spreading).
Since then I used erythromycine topically for 6 wks and it seemed to make it redder and peel. doxycycline oral tablets produced extreme flaking and was discountinued after 10 days.I was told to use ecurin soap and moisterizer and broke out in a rash so severe all over my face and neck I was given predisone for 10 days. It cleared everything up until the last day. The bumps appearred and the cycle repeated. I used nothing and suffered until my skin looked purple and I went to my derm again.
Eight years ago I had a rash around my lip that I treated with a steroid cream, which then caused Perioral Dermatitis. My dermatologist gave my minocyline for 1 month and metro cream which completely cleared it up. Three months ago the dermatitis came back, I was not using any steriod cream at the time, but I believe it flared because of a new concealer I was using to cover a little redness around my nose.
In more severe cases, oral antibiotics (such as tetracycline, doxycycline, minocycline, or erythromycin) may be required. Perioral dermatitis is a difficult condition to treat effectively, often requiring several months of treatment. Recurrences are common, particularly if topical steroids are reapplied to the face. ref:http://www.myonlinewellness.
I always find it interesting when Cetaphil is suggest for Perioral Dermatitis, because Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is one thing that can actually cause PD and it is in Cetpahil. So make sure you find something without SLS. SLS might not cause PD for everyone, but for me it's one of the causes.
Hello, Perioral dermatitis like acne is a chronic papulopustular and eczematous facial dermatitis. It mostly effects women and appear around the nose, mouth and eyes. Treatment consists of oral antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. A mild soap or soap substitute, such as Dove or Cetaphil should be used for washing. Scrubbing should be avoided. Doxycycline is the preferred antibiotic for perioral dermatitis but minocycline can also be used.
Klaron (sodium sulfuctimide 10%) I use that to spot treat at night, doxycycline (only for the next 2 weeks to help clear up my skin for a wedding) and Yaz birth control (on my 4th month - previously on a generic for 12 years). I had an allergic reaction to Blistex of all things a couple weeks ago (I'm allergic to everything, latex, contact lenses, seasonal allergies, mold, etc.
doxy seems to give me nausea, and I stopped taking it after about 8 days because the nausea was so uncomfortable. Is there an antibiotic that is as effective as doxy for perioral dermatitis without causing nausea? Should I go back on the doxy and see if I can keep it down? I'm seeing my general practitioner on Friday to ask Qs about keeping down doxycycline, but I don't know if there are dermatologist-recommended non-nauseating antibiotic alternatives for skin problems.
I was prescribed doxycycline hyclate for some very uncomfortable perioral dermatitis, 100 mg once daily, and after about 8 days on the stuff I was nauseous all the time---never got to the vomiting stage, but was so uncomfortable I had to stop. (Years ago I was put on tetracycline for something completely unrelated and after about a week on that, I was puking and I stopped.
I usually have a 'break out' of perioral dermatitis two to three times a year which lasts for about 10 days of sparse eating and talking. I have used tetracycline and doxcycline to try and clear it up but it doesn't seem to help. This could be due to the fact that my 'out break' only lasts for 10 days and it takes much much longer for the medication to kick in. Does this mean I need to always be taking medication for this?
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