5th October 2016 02:55 PM
Hi Atlas. Wow, I cant believe it. Another guy with exactly what I had. There is a lot of confusion around this disorder cause it mainly affects women and is called Perioral Dermatitis. Antibiotics usually clears it up but like you they didn't work for me. I tried everything else you tried and nothing worked. The more I put on,the worse it got. That's because this condition is a cross between Acne Mechanica and Allergic Folliculitis. Friction, Soaps, shaving, after shave and Occlusion damage the skin barrier and it becomes hypersensitive. Zero therapy (No facial cleansers, no moisturizers absolutely nothing) worked well for me. But it never cleared it totally until I stopped the friction and possible allergic nickel reaction from my electric Shaver. I now use the Philips Oneblade and there is zero irritation. The combination of Zero therapy and the Zero friction from my new electric shaver have given me a clearance that I have never been able to achieve with many oral/topical antibiotics,oral /topical Antifungals, Pimecrolimus,Tacrolimus and every home remedy you have read about on the net. Remember, absolutely nothing on your face, not even water. If you have a girlfriend, then sorry, But no kissing. Zero friction.
6th October 2016 12:05 AM
Hello, a few months back I asked my dermatologist whether it could be a nickel allergy but she told me that allergic reactions don’t generally cause pustules. Nickel allergy results in eczema at sites in contact with nickel so that wouldn’t explain the distribution of my rash. Also, the rash and pustules seem to appear when I am not in contact with the shaver or products containing nickel.
6th October 2016 01:59 PM
Your Derm is right. Allergic contact dermatitis(ACD) doesn't generally cause Pustules. This is where Derms around the world end up misdiagnosing people. Because if they did their homework and kept up with research, they would know that ACD can cause Pustules on areas of the body where people would have previously suffered from Acne.
Anyway just wanted to add to my previous post that you need to dump your toothpaste too.
1st December 2016 12:30 PM
I am sorry for my late reply. I have been traveling for the last few months.
There has been improvement on my skin condition. The rash has totally disappeared and my skin no longer burns as it used to.
Pustules, however, are still a major issue. I honestly don't think I have perioral dermatitis as my dermatologist found that the pustules were not typical of PD; they are quite large.
I have been applying a 5% sulfur cream for the past month but find it ineffective against pustules. I have ordered terpinen-4-ol. We will see if it is of any help.
2nd December 2016 09:10 PM