Elidel and perioral dermatitis

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Avatar_n_tn Hi, I've been dx w perioral dermatitis 11/2011. I have been on Elidel since then and recently added Doxycyclin 100mg daily 3 months ago. I notice that everytime I stop Elidel, the rahs comes back. I'm worried the antibiotics are not working. Is it possible that the Elidel was suppressing them? Any reason why it comes back so fast when I stop it (so far I've stopped it in 2/2012 and just recently). It does clear me up but once I stop, it all comes back. Any suggestions?
Avatar_f_tn I just went to the dermatologist yesterday and found that I have Perioral Dermatitis! So I was just wondering.. they perscribed me Elidel cream (I HEARD THIS CAN CAUSE CANCER?) and Monodox Oral Pills (Tetracycline) to treat my perioral dermatitis. How long will it take to go away? I can't ever concentrate in school because it burns/itches so badly! I really want it gone forever... or at least for a really long time...is this possible?
Avatar_f_tn 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. Antibiotics like Doxycycline and tetracycline have provided good relief in severe cases and you can get it prescribed from your dermatologist.
Avatar_n_tn I haven't any idea what you have. Perioral dermatitis causes red pimples, not the tiny bumps you describe. It's hard for me to avoid the sense when I read your meticulous, almost obsessive description that you are looking at your skin far too closely. Of course, I am not seeing it. You can get other opinions, I suppose. But getting a diagnosis that will satisfy you seems unlikely, given what you say the people who examined you have said.
Avatar_m_tn I've never used steroid, I'm dairy and egg free (allergic), got gluten tested and im negative, SLS and fluorine free... Why am I still flaring up?? Could test be done in order to no if its fungal, bacterial or that my immune system is over reactive, can something be done?? I fell so self-contious and it's really affecting my confidence and my personal life.. HELP!!
Avatar_n_tn Then stopped, then have used it for a few days with roughly a week between uses. It still doesn't totally clear it up. I was presribed with perioral dermatitis and have been on tetracycline 500mg.once a day for 3 weeks and 3 weeks at 250mg. Is this a super infection caused by the erythromycin, is it eczema. The area on my face is larger than my fist. I am so worried I am being mis-diagnosed. I see no end in sight.
Avatar_f_tn Hello, From the symptoms and pictures it looks like perioral dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis on the forehead. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that causes flaky,dry, white to yellowish scales to form on oily areas esp. under the nose or anywhere on face. My sincere advice is to consult a dermatologist and get it evaluated. Diagnosis has to be confirmed first.
Avatar_f_tn Hello, Perioral dermatitis is a chronic papulopustular and eczematous facial dermatitis.Treatment consists of oral antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. The specific antibiotics are tetracycline and doxycycline group of antibiotics. I suggest you to get it evaluated from a dermatologist and discuss about the use of tetracycline if you have apprehensions about Clindamycin cream.
Avatar_f_tn 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.Pls consult your dermatologist and discuss this with him. Hope it helps.
Avatar_n_tn Hi, This could be perioral dermatitis or tinea (ringworm). Perioral dermatitis, a condition related to acne vulgaris, consists of red papules that may appear microvesicular that typically affect the nasolabial folds, perioral area or perioccular area. It usually affects women , but can be seen in males too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perioral_dermatitis It is commonly caused by the use of fluorinated topical glucocorticoid steroids to this area.
Avatar_f_tn Hello Doctor, My dermatologist prescribed me Elidel and Metronidizole in June of 2009 for perioral dermatitis. I used Elidel twice a day, and gradually tapered to once per day in December of 2009. Last month I decided to taper down to once every other day of the Elidel, and I am completely off of the Metronidizole. Now, just last week I tried to taper to once every 2 days and my skin went absolutely mad.
Avatar_f_tn He originally diagnosed it as perioral dermatitis and gave us a script of Clindamycin to use topically for a month. That did nothing so then he changed the diagnosis to lichen nitadus (sp) and gave us a script for Locoid. The Locoid made his skin mad so the derm changed the topical to Elidel. That seemed to reduce the redness and inflamation but the size of the rash is still the same.
Avatar_f_tn It could have been perioral dermatitis as the biopsy reports suggest or due to atopic dermatitis. 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.
Avatar_n_tn Hello, From the symptoms it can be dermatitis, contact dermatitis, cheilitis or perioral dermatitis. Take some vitamin B complex for some days and see if your symptoms improve. Secondly,it can be due to atopic dermatitis or eczema("Atopic" refers to a group of diseases where there is often an inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever). Cheilitis(Inflammation of the skin on and around the lips)is often seen in atopic dermatitis.
Avatar_f_tn do my symptoms sound more like perioral dermatitis or seborrheic dermatitis, and depending on which, what is a good homeopathic treatment? I have been using a gentle facial wash and lotion from DermAware and have found that a comfrey leaf balm seems to relieve the itching. However, the rash simply will not subside! Thanks in advance for any feedback!
Avatar_f_tn The one involving the hands may be dishydrotic eczema while that on the groin may be a fungal infection. Perioral dermatitis may refer to the skin condition surrounding the mouth. Taking oral antihistamines may help alleviate the itchiness. Applying 1% hydrocortisone over the areas may also be able to help. If scaling is present KOH examination of the scales may be able to ascertain if a fungal infection is present.
Avatar_f_tn About a year ago I had some seborrheic dermatitis around my nose and the derm prescribed me Ertaczo (an anti-fungal). That cleared up the rash right away. I went to my primary physician and showed him the rash on my chin mentioning that it looked similar to the rash I originally had around my nose. By this time, the rash had cleared up on the right side of my chin and had jumped over to the left side.
Avatar_n_tn Third possibility is of perioral dermatitis. Pls consult a dermatologist and discuss these possibilities.Till then keep your skin and lips moisturized and take adequate fluids throughout the day. Hope it helps.Kind regards.
Avatar_m_tn After seeing several dermatologists and trying all sorts of topical creams/ointments (metrogel, elidel, clindomycin, etc.) and various tetracycline antiboidics (tetra, mino, and doxy), my current dermatologist diagnosed me with perioral dermatitis and prescribed Sulfacet-R, which basically made these pustules cease for about 18 months.
Avatar_n_tn I have done every test know to man, and the following have been ruled out, virus, herpes, fungal, yeast, perioral dermatitis, etc.. Keep getting staph infections from the issue, have taken antibiotics doxicyclin, bactrim ds, and famvir for viral, used cortisones creams, elidel creams, yeast/fungal cream, vaseline, taken vitamins, oral predisone. Nothing is wokring. My lips get sore, dry , start to get little bumps on them, gets a little crusty, gets inflamed and irritated.
Avatar_n_tn Hi, This could also be due to perioral dermatitis which is a common facial skin problem in adult women. It may present as groups of itchy or tender small red bumps around the mouth. They usually spare the skin bordering the lips may spread on the sides of the chin, then spreading to include upper lip, nose and cheeks. The surrounding skin may be pink, and the skin surface often becomes dry and flaky.
Avatar_n_tn I'm a 45 year-old professional. Can this be Rosacea? Perioral Dermatitis? What? It's not responding and it's all over my T-zone (forehead, between eyes, under eyes, around mouth, etc.) HELP???? My dermatologist has me on U-cort once per day and Tetracycline twice a day but I see no progress at all. I'm so frustrated and hate to go to work. Makeup does not cover it!
Avatar_n_tn My PCP diagnosed it as perioral dermatitis and prescribed a steroid called Desonide. Later, after my lips began to be affected as well, my dermatologist and a specialist in oral pathology diagnosed the condition as exfoliative cheilitis, or exzema of the lips. I've been treating it with the Desonide once/day for the last five months and it keeps the problem relatively at bay (though my lips are typically more swollen, red and irritated than they ever were before the condition).
Avatar_n_tn I have relatively clear skin (occasional breakouts). I have researched many causes perioral dermatitis, exzema, rosacea among others and none seem to really fit my issue. Any help would be appreciated.
408312_tn?1202062473 Finally I went to a dermatologist who told me I definitely did not have cold sores. Got diagnosed as having perioral dermatitis because by this point I had a full on rash/pimples around my mouth and chin area as well as my lips. Was prescribed an antibiotic and diflucan. Strangely the only thing that seemed to take the sting away was diflucan. Although I do not have thrush.
Avatar_m_tn Perioral Contact Dermatitis is nothing like what is being described by everyone on here. No bumps and limited to small area around lips - very different.
Avatar_n_tn The bumps originated on my left ring finger and it has now spread to my left middle, ring, and pinky finger, and also my right ring and middle fingers. My husband is constantly yelling at me for scratching but my hands just itch like crazy...not to mention the fact that I can't wear my rings due to all of the swelling. If the current medication I was prescribed doesn't help, my next step is a dermatologist. If you happen to get an answer first, please pass some info on to me.
Avatar_n_tn He said its contact dermatitis (rash) and prescribed an oral steroid and topical hydrocortisone. The prednisone worked great! I am on a 12 day course and it went away on the second day. He said i am allergic to something (ingredients in a lip gloss/chap stick or possibly food). He recommended keeping a diary of what i am eating and applying on my lips. Go see a doctor to get the proper treatment. Good luck!
Avatar_n_tn My labia gets sore from the scratching and I break skin often from scratching. I have tried everthing, but it doesn't go away. I know it's not an STD because I went to the doctor's and have been tested. However they haven't helped me none. The labia skin is thickened from the scratching, is very dry (white-like) and flaky (at times). So are my inner thighs at the crease yet they do not itch that often. There are no bumps but my skin is raised, and I don't know what it is.
288415_tn?1231634102 It's called an allergic dermatitis. Hydrocortisone helps and another produt called elidel helps, but don't use that one on your eyelids lol, made that mistake OUCH!!